He was a graduate of Troy High School and later served with the U.S. Marine Corps.
In early years, David was employed by Ward LaFrance and American LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y. He was self employed as a truck driver for many years until his retirement. David enjoyed stock car racing on the weekends with his sons, riding a motorcycle, antique cars and following NASCAR.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Edna Jeanne Morris Ross, and Mary Louise Williams Ross on July 26, 2011; son, Daniel Ross on April 21, 2006; step-son, Jack Simcoe on July 20, 2010; and sister, Marian Slater.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Ross family with arrangements.
Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.