Kathryn Klee Gips Ross, wife of the late Arthur M. Ross, Jr., died at Whitney Center on May 23rd. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Ross is survived by her 6 children and 4 grandchildren. She and her husband were married for 59 years. Her children are Judith Ann Ross of Milwaukee, WI and her fiancé Ronald Sinclair also of Milwaukee, William David Ross and his wife Carolyn, of Ridgefield, CT, Sarah Jane Ross and her husband Derek Mali, of N.Y.C., Martha Ellen Ross and her partner Robin Green of Kansas City, MO, Michael Gips Ross and his wife Beth Stenger of Hamden, CT and Jonathan Klee Ross of New Haven, CT. Her grandchildren are Nina Ross, Joshua Ross, Zachary Ross, and Eliana Ross. Mrs. Ross was active in many volunteer organizations and sat on numerous community boards including the Neighborhood Music School, the Yale University Women’s Organization and the Auxiliary of the Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was a volunteer at YNHH for 55 years and received the A. H. A. Award for Caring. Mrs. Ross was the organizer and original founder of Ridge Top Club, a family swimming and tennis club in North Haven. She was also a founding member of the North Haven League of Women Voters. She was a member of the Congregation Mishkan Israel.
Funeral service at the Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden, Wednesday at 2:30 pm. The interment will be in the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Yale University Women’s Organization (YUWO) Scholarship Fund or the Ross Library Fund at Congregation Mishkan Israel.