RIP: Our neighbors, Richard Ross and Martha Ross

We are saddened to report the passing of our friend and neighbor Richard Ross.  Richard told us earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer and was undergoing treatment. Richard died at his daughter’s home on April 18, 2023.  His obituary is at this link. 

After a career with Verizon, Richard formed a small business in addition to doing consulting work with communications companies.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman.

Martha passed away almost a year ago, June 18, 2022.    Martha was a lifelong educator and librarian with a deep love of books and reading, which she shared with others.

Richard and Martha’s weekend and vacation home was at 110 Presley Drive.

Richard has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the “Prevent Cancer Foundation” or “The Martha Scott Ross Literacy Fund” at

Richard Ross obituary, Fredericksburg, VA             Martha Ann Scott Ross obituary, Spotsylvania, VA