Henry ‘Hank’ Ross Sr.

Mr. Ross

Henry “Hank” Ross Sr., 91, of Amsterdam, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home with his loving family by his side.

Hank was born November 7, 1927, to the late Wilhelmina Welke Ross and Henry Ross. A lifelong area resident, he attended and graduated from Amsterdam High School as Valedictorian of his class. He worked at GE, then was a sheet rocker for the Local Carpenters Union for a many years. He and his wife Jackey started Ross’ Bait Shop in 1967. They continued to be owner/operator of Ross’ Bait shop for over 50 years. As part of his love for the business, Hank caught and supplied the bait fish for his own and many other local bait shops.

Hank was united in marriage to Ms. Jackey Hammond, they remained lovingly married until her passing in 1990.

In addition to his wife, Hank was preceded in death by his sister, Rosemary Dmyszewicz; brother, Walter Ross; daughter, Sandy VanDeusen; grandchildren, Dallas Nicole Sperow, Henry Ross III.

He is survived by his son, Henry “Beaver” (Maria) Ross of Mayfield; daughters, Cindi J. Ross of Amsterdam, Mindy J. Ross of Amsterdam, Penny J. Ross (JR Metz) of Hagaman, and Missy J. Ross (Razz Green) of Amsterdam; grandchildren, Michael, Jacki, Rosi, Patrick and Samantha; and four great-grandchildren.

Hank was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and trap. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Hank also enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and golf especially his favorite Tiger Woods.

A service of remembrance will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010. Following services, burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to calling hours Friday, July 12, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Funeral Home. Donations in memory of Hank can be sent to Montgomery County Office for the Aging, 135 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. NY 12010 (special thanks to “Christina” for all the loving care she provided for dad) or Montgomery County Hospice.