NEWBERRY - Christine M. Ross, 60, a lifelong resident of Newberry, went home on June 14, 2019, with her loving family at her side, after a six-year battle with colon cancer.
Born February 12, 1959, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Sophia (Paucke) Ross.
Chris was a graduate of WAHS class of 1977 and graduated summa cum laude from Penn College with a degree in human services and psychology. She was employed by Hope for several years before opening her private childcare, where she was “Aunt Chris” to 42 children.
Chris was always involved in her children’s school and sports activities and attended all games and events. She loved being out walking, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren, the loves of her life.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and taught Sunday school at her former parish, Church of Ascension, for 15 years.
Chris was the very proud mother of Jennifer (Tom) Moore, Nicholas (Raina) Rall, all of Phoenixville; Jeremy (Chelsea) Rall of Jersey Shore, Christopher (Tara) Rall of Muncy, and Dorian Wright of Williamsport. She was the loving Gramma to Bennett, Gracelynn, Thalia, Ellie, Oliver, Cole; grandpups, Skye and Belle, and faithful fur babies, Mr. Biggs and Little Snoops.
Chris was the middle child, the “princess”, and is survived by her brothers Steve, Mike (Linda), Frank, Tom (Nancy) Ross all of Williamsport; and sisters, Mary “Betsy” McCoy and Catherine Reissner (Bob), also of Williamsport; as well as three maternal aunts, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Chris is also survived by her loving companion of 10 years, Joseph Turner of Philadelphia.
A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Chris will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian VanFossen, officiating. A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will be held privately in Wildwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Christine’s name to: St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 West Edwin Street, Williamsport, PA 17701; the Ross Family Award for True Humanity c/o WAHS, 2780 West Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701; or the Playground Building Fund c/o Stevens Elementary School, 1150 Louisa St. Williamsport, PA 17701.
Online condolences may be made at www. SandersMortuary.com.