Gareth Hayden Ross, 58, passed away on February 20, 2018 in Houston, Texas, USA. He was born February 18, 1960 in South Africa to Robert and Patsy Ross.
Gareth grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He graduated from Grey High School in Port Elizabeth. After high school he attended Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked as an electrical engineer at Siemens in South Africa, and then Hayden in the USA. Most recently he was employed at Commerce Controls, Inc. in Novi, Michigan where he worked as an Engineer and then as a Sales Engineer for 25 years. Over the years, he was an active member of the Michigan Water and Environment Association. Gareth loved the outdoors, to camp, kayak, bike, and fish. He was a kind, happy soul, who was selfless, fun loving, and pure good. He will be missed dearly by his family.
Gareth married Zey Ustunol in 2011 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Gareth is survived by his spouse Zey Ustunol of Holt, MI; his son Hunter Ross of Tacoma WA; his daughters Ashleigh Ross and Megan Ross of Royal Oak, MI; his mother Patsy Ross of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa; his brother Shawn Ross of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Gareth was preceded in death by his father Robert Ross.
A Remembrance Service, followed by a Celebration of Gareth’s Life will be held at Old Town Marquee, 319 Cesar E. Chavez Ave (formerly E. Grand River Ave.) Lansing, MI 48906 on Saturday March 3rd, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 pm. If you wish, please bring a memory of Gareth you would like to share on a card or in a letter.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Sparrow Foundation, Ustunol – Ross Cancer Education Endowment, 1322 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 204, Lansing, MI 48921