Larry D. Ross

March 5, 1959 - July 24, 2023

03/05/1959 - 07/24/2023


Larry D. Ross, born on March 05, 1959, in Lincoln County, Maine, unexpectedly passed away doing what he enjoyed doing, hiking, on Monday, July 24, 2023 at the age of 64 years old. He was the son of the late George and Nathalie Achorn Ross.


Larry’s life was one filled with inspiration and passion. From his early years, he developed a deep love for nature and adventure. His interests in hiking, golfing, and woodworking brought him joy and fulfillment. Larry found solace surrounded by the beauty of the great outdoors, and he cherished every moment spent in its embrace.


A man of extraordinary kindness and sociability, Larry had a way of making everyone feel welcome and appreciated. His warm and engaging personality drew people to him, and he formed countless lasting friendships. Whether on the golf course, in the workshop, or on the trails, Larry’s infectious enthusiasm made every interaction memorable.


Larry’s involvement in various organizations reflected his commitment to community and shared interests. As a member of Apple Country Woodcrafters, Crooked Creakers Golf League, and High Country Hikers, he found camaraderie and shared passions. Larry’s dedication extended beyond leisure activities; he was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he generously mentored young scouts in backpacking and hiking.


His service to the country as a veteran of the United States Navy exemplified Larry’s unwavering sense of duty and honor. Through his military experience, he embodied the values of loyalty, integrity, and selflessness.


Larry’s loving presence will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his devoted wife of 36 years, Sally B. Ross; two daughters, Amie McMahon and Mandy Smith; and his son, Ian Ross. Larry’s affectionate spirit lives on through his three grandchildren, Haley Smith, Gabriella Smith, and Natthaen Smith. He is also survived by his brother, William Ross, and his sisters, Barbara Wright and Georgia Mae Hodgkins. Larry leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories in the hearts of numerous nieces and nephews.


Services honoring Larry’s remarkable life will be held at a later date to celebrate the impact he had on those around him. In his absence, may we find solace in the memories we shared and strive to live our lives with the same zest for adventure, kindness, and camaraderie that Larry so beautifully exemplified.


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Art and Etta Bardelang
3 months ago

You have been in our thoughts and prayers Sally. Larry was obviously well loved and will be missed by many.

4 months ago

Larry was a Good Friend, a Good Neighbor an Excellent Golfer.
We will miss his Smile, his Enthusiasm and his home made Blueberry Muffins.

Love Dottie and Fred

Diane and Darrell Pennington
4 months ago

“His warm and engaging personality drew people to him” – This statement perfectly expresses our feelings about Larry Ross. Both of us hiked with Larry on multiple occasions, and Darrell enjoyed his company on the golf course. Larry was always cheerful and enthusiastic, and we sorrow in his untimely passing. 

Monica Stancato
4 months ago

It was a beautiful hike that morning, Larry had no pain and was not alone.
We prayed over him and now we pray for you and you’re family; may God
give you all much needed strength at this time.

Ron L
4 months ago

Sally, Ian, and the rest of the Ross family, I am so sorry to hear about Larry. He was the dearest of friends and a great mentor to not only the many Scouts who he took under his wing, but also the adults whose paths he crossed. Please know that his legacy will live on in the many young men to whom he gave so much of his time and energy in the mountains and on the trails, teaching to be confident and self-reliant yet also how to look after each other and work together to achieve the common goal. Please know that I am here for you for anything.  

Thomas Hancock
4 months ago

Mrs. Ross and Family we are so sorry to hear this news. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

4 months ago

Sally Ian words can’t express our sorrow. We are thinking of you and if we can do anything please call. Xoxo Margaret and Jim

Philip O’Connor
4 months ago

Ross Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a real gentleman and a fun person to play golf with. I enjoyed my golf games with him and friendly chats along the way. He will be missed by all who have spent time with him. May he rest in peace.

Vincent Basignani
4 months ago

Dear Sally, I am very sorry on the passing of Larry.

Heather and Doug Carr
4 months ago

Dear Sally and Ian, We are so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a kind and true friend and will be missed by his Canadian friends. I know if there are mountains in Heaven, he is right back out there. Wish there was a way we could ease your pain. Love and hugs, Doug and Heather