Edward L. Ross ’68 died on May 31, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio.
(The following was published in the Gloucester Times on June 12, 2017:)
Edward (Ned) L. Ross, 71, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio, while with his daughter and her family. Ned was born in Gloucester on April 5, 1946. Ned was the second son of Lawrence Ross and Marjorie Osgood Ross. Ned graduated from Gloucester High School, Class of 1964, where he played on both the varsity hockey and tennis teams.
Ned attended Bowdoin College in Maine and graduated in 1968. While at Bowdoin, he was a member of the varsity hockey and lacrosse teams.
Following graduation from Bowdoin, he began a long and accomplished career in outdoor advertising, that took him from Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and finally Los Angeles. He finished his career with Outfront Media, where he was affectionately referred to as “The Godfather”, as he was revered by fellow workers whether 25 or 55.
Outside of work, he loved golf, Dodgers baseball, hockey, and especially his two children and grandson.
Ned had a keen sense of humor and lived his life to the fullest despite battling cancer for the last 18 years of his life. He always managed to stay positive, though realistic, relevant, and engaged in all aspects of his life.
Ned is survived by his children, Allison Ross Keiber and Christopher Ross; grandson, Cameron Keiber; siblings, Lawrence (Larry) Ross and Trina (Cathy) Ross Sherer; many nieces and nephews; in addition to his work family at Outfront Media in California and his longtime Annisquam friends.