Fred Ross, Jr., born Fedele Giuno Rosso, 91, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 after a prolonged illness.
Fred was born October 18, 1930 to Fedele and Antonietta Bavila Rosso in Youngstown where he lived most of his life. He attended The Rayen School and became a Structural Iron Worker. He served in the US Army, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He attended Louis, Weinberger and Hill School of Cosmotology, and spent the remainder of his career running his business, Hair Fashions by Fred, and traveling to demonstrate and compete in hair shows around the country.
On October 21, 1950 he married his teenage sweetheart Josephine Lombardo and together they had three children, Fred III (Diane Leone), Ralph (Janice Hietala), and Annette Svagerko (Carl).
Fred was passionate about his home parish St. Anthony of Padua and his hometown of Youngstown. He was a board member of Youngstown Italian Festival and was once named Youngstown Man of the Year. He was dedicated to keeping the history of Youngstown alive and served as a resource for many articles and publications pertaining to his beloved city. Yes, you can find an interview on YouTube! Fred was also passionate about cars. He grew up rebuilding and repairing them and remained a Cadillac fan until his death. He was a baseball player in his younger days and always enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians.
Fred was predeceased by his son Fred, two brothers, one sister, several in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his son Ralph and daughter Annette; his grandchildren Daniel Ross, James Kearns (Heather), Carl James Svagerko and Hannah Svagerko Fugate (Zach); three great-grandchildren Skylar and Jimmy Kearns and Hayden Fugate.
The family would like to thank the staff of Westerwood and Capital City Hospice for the care and support they gave to Fred and the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Capital City Hospice of Columbus or the food bank of your choice.
There will be visiting hours at 10am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, August 8, 2022 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Turin Ave, Youngstown.
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