David Anthony Ross, a Washington, DC attorney and retired Lieutenant Colonel in the
United States Army Reserve (USAR), of Falls Church, VA, died peacefully on 23
January at age 84 due to natural causes.
David was born on January 20, 1938 in New York City to Nathan Franklin Ross (1889-
1947) and Margareta Herdegn Ross (1906-1973) of Scarsdale, NY, where he grew up
and graduated from Scarsdale High School (1956).
He is a graduate of Yale
University (1960) with a degree in Economics and an officer's commission in the USAR
(2 Lt /Infantry) and of Duke University Law School (1963).
His active duty service assignments were at Ft. Benning, GA (1964) and in South Korea
(1964-5) where he served as a communications officer with two Infantry Battalions (2/7
Cav and 3/23). His duties also included investigations and special court martial defense
He is survived by Thomas and Karen Ross, the children of his brother, the late John Michael Ross (1940-2016), and numerous cousins in Bavaria, Germany, where David's mother was born and from which she emigrated to the United States in 1922 at age 16.
David is also survived by Pamela MacIntyre, his sister-in-law, and her husband Robert Sawrey, and Duncan and Gordon MacIntyre, the sons of his brother-in-law, the late Bruce MacIntyre (1938-2007).
David's wife of 26 years, Clare Alden MacIntyre-Ross, predeceased him in 2016 at age 73.