Ross , Gertrude 94
Gertrude Ross, 94, of Shaler Township, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Marian Manor, Green Tree. She was born Feb. 28, 1919, of Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph Golden and Helen. She was a member of St. Bonaventure, Glenshaw. Gert took in and cared for hundreds of stray and wild injured animals at her home in her lifetime. She never turned any animal away. Gert is remembered by numerous schoolchildren, serving as a crossing guard for Shaler Area School District on Mt. Royal Boulevard for 50 years. Survivors include two sons, Daniel (Cecelia) Ross, of Penn Hills, and Paul (Rose) Ross, of Shaler Township; four grandchildren, Michael (Beth), Mark (Melissa), Char and Tim Ross; and three great-grandchildren, Lauren, Noah and Jacob Ross. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul V. Ross. No visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial blessing service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the chapel of Kyper Funeral Home, 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd. at Mt. Royal Cemetery, with Father John Sweeney. Private interment at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Western PA, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233; or Animal Full Life Rescue Inc., 906 Ramsey St., Pittsburgh, PA 15221.