David W. Ross


David W. Ross, 48, of Meadville died unexpectedly Thursday, March 7, 2019 from injuries sustained in an accident.

He was born January 8, 1971 in Meadville the son of John Ross and Patricia Raybuck Leonheart. He and Angela Tawney have been together for 20 years.

He was a 1989 graduate of Meadville High School and worked as a truck driver for Farmers Propane during the winter months and Suit-Kote during spring, summer and fall months. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and collected football cards. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed drag racing, attending several NHRA events over the years. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Italian Civic Club where he would enjoy the Friday night buffets, VFW Post #2006 and the H & F Club. He also was an avid music fan and would work as a DJ at several area events and parties. His greatest love, however, was spending time with his family. He loved his children so much!

Survivors in addition to his wife, Angela, include: a son, D. Dalton Ross and a daughter, Bella Ross both of Meadville; his mother and step-father, Patricia and George Leonheart of Linesville; his father, John Ross of Erie; two sisters, Sherry Manual (Mark) of Meadville and Debbie Smith of Georgia; a sister-in-law, Kim Tawney of Findley, OH; a brother-in-law, Joel Tawney (Marci) of Kernersville, NC; a special aunt, Joanne Bunce of Meadville and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The visitation will be Friday, March 15th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene, 851 Washington Street, Meadville. The memorial service will follow at 12p.m. at the church with Rev. Rodney Johnson, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Angela Tawney, c/o the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335

Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., where memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net
Published on March 12, 2019
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11 posts

Dave Toboz
Mar 16, 2019
Sorry for your loss he was a great dad;husband ,he will be missed by all
Kerry Collias & Phil McGrew
Mar 15, 2019
So sorry for your family's loss.
Kay Lynn
Mar 15, 2019
Please except my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of David. My prayers are with you and your children.
Lecia Eckley
Mar 14, 2019
So very sorry for your loss . Prayers for his family.
Betty Ann Good Smith. Uncle Bill & Aunt Shirley send their LOVE 💕
Mar 13, 2019
Angie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Dalton and Bella.
Pete Jones
Mar 13, 2019
Dave is a Great Guy he will be missed. R I P Dave
Lisa Wood Williamson
Mar 13, 2019
Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mellisa Sheets
Mar 13, 2019
Didn’t know him personally but we went to school together..my heart goes out to his family and his children..May you find comfort in your memories..RIP
Crystal miller
Mar 13, 2019
I will miss you my friend can't believe you are gone..... Just wish that you were still here with your family and friends.... I am gonna miss that smile and also telling me to never give up on myself and to keep pressing forward .....and I am gonna keep pressing forward for you my friend... Go rest high on the mountains my friend...
Steve Fisher
Mar 12, 2019
Dave, may you Rest In Peace. Your smile will be missed. Prayers for you and your family. The Cowboys lost a big fan!
Dan Zappia
Mar 12, 2019
one of my oldest friends the kid with the polyester bell bottoms and silk seventies button up shirt i met in the sixth grade..we were friends instantly and will always be. rest easy my friend i will see you again in gods house..