William L. Ross, Sr.


Volunteering was just part of his nature. Whether he was serving as umpire for Little League (much to the dismay of Bill Jr.) or was fighting fires as a member Woolwich Fire Co. Bill always put service to his community first. He was a life member of the fire company and for years served as deputy chief. He did maintenance for the Turnpike and kept things humming. But when he retired he got to kick back in his recliner. Remote in hand, he’d be yelling at the screen whenever a ball was dropped or a pit stop took a little too long. Like his dad and grandfather before him he was a member of the Reutter Gun Club. Bill never got a deer but was known to plink the occasional tree. Once he was proud to tell the family he got a Woodchuck: they all cheered. If sports weren’t on his T.V. Bill was probably checking out the History Channel.

A young Bill would meet Ann Batten. They’d marry and be blessed with 3 children: William Jr. (Michelle), Judy Riek (David) and Jodie and 4 grandchildren: Stephanie and Erica Ross and Allison and Joe Riek. He is also survived by a brother, David.

Come celebrate 77 great years Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro, where the service will be at 11a.m. Woolwich Fire Co. will have a service Sunday at 7 p.m. Burial Eglington Cemetery. Donations to the Woolwich Fire Co, 1517 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro 08085 will be appreciated. Tell a great story about Bill at lifecelebratiuonstudio.com

4 thoughts on “William L. Ross, Sr.

  1. MaryJane Thompson

    My sincere sympathy to everyone. I remember Bill as a gentle, soft spoken man. Spent time talking to him at Dave and Evelyn’s for different occasions like birthday celebrations. I hope that soon you will remember all the wonderful, happy times you had together. Sincerely, MaryJane

  2. William Kendig

    To the Ross family,
    There are no words I can say that will take away your pain from the loss of your father. Rest in peace, William Sr. and thank you for your great accomplishments you achieved while you were a firefighter.

  3. Williams Family

    I read the obituary about the loss of your loved one and I
    extend my sincere condolences.
    Death is truly an enemy but there is comfort in the Bible
    that “God will actually swallow up death forever and
    certainly wipe the tears from all faces.” Isaiah 25:8
    Hold onto the beautiful memories of Bill and continue
    to have the love and support from family and friends.

  4. Abhik

    befroe we like APizze as our comfort food place. It is not envpxsiee and as a BYOB we are able to bring in an envpxsiee wine and enjoy with the food. The portion size is large enough for a lunch or dinner the following day. The owner Mimmo has been onsite and always gives everyone a warm greeting. We have entertained people and everyone has enjoyed the food. It is a warm and friendly place to dine and you have quality for a low price. Please share this with the owner as I do not have his web site. Thanks, Jack M

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