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Clyde Bernard (ROSS) Ross

September 20, 1931 ~ August 16, 2021 (age 89)

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Obituary

Clyde Bernard Ross passed on to his heavenly home on Monday, August 16, 2021. Born September 20, 1931, he grew up on Kings Creek in Weirton, WV with his brother Harold and parents, attending Weir High before joining the U.S. Navy, where he was selected for, and proudly served as, an inaugural member of the Beach Jumper unit, forerunner to Navy Seals, and became a Plank Owner for that achievement. He then attended both Morris Harvey College (now Charleston University) and Southern Illinois University, where he was a starting football player, reflecting one of his loves, football. While in college he met the greatest love of his life, Babette (Babs Prosser), marrying her and enjoying 64 years together. Clyde completed his teaching degree at Bowling Green State University, coaching there, and later coached football and taught Art and Health at both United HS and Salem HS. He then went on to coach football at University of Mount Union for nineteen years, specializing in kicking, and seeing them through 12 national championships. Clyde was known as a person who was fun to be around with a strong sense of humor, profound thoughts, and a love for people. His quiet faith in his Lord was deep and strong.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Babs, two daughters: Laura (Cliff) Muhleman, Lisa (John "Fred") Sell, and two sons: John (JoAnn) Ross and Shawn (Dana) Ross; twelve grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home, Sebring Chapel with Pastor Rick Brendlinger officiating. Friends and family will be received the hour prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Sebring Chapel, 330-938-2526.
 

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Services

Public Viewing
Thursday
August 19, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 19, 2021

12:00 PM
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

Graveside Service
Thursday
August 19, 2021

1:15 PM
Damascus Cemetery
Valley Road
Damascus, OH 44619

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