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“Sorry to hear of Tyrone's passing. I knew him from the FRB, always a perfect gentleman ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Kevin Karns - Philadelphia, PA

“Praying for strength and peace in the loss of your loved one. Tyrone was a kind and gentle man. Worked with him at the Federal Reserve Bank and you...Read More »
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The Obituary TYRONE JAMES ROSS was born on October 27, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Gloria Ross. Tyrone passed away peacefully on Friday, February 13, 2015, with his family at his side. As a young man, Tyrone attended Our Lady of Victory Elementary School and West Catholic High School, where he graduated in 1966. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank for over 30 years until he retired in 2006. He was a dedicated family man and community activist. He belonged to OBAD a neighborhood watch group and took those responsibilities seriously. He received several Commendations for his work with this organization. Tyrone had many hobbies which included, playing and coaching basketball, traveling and spoiling his grandchildren. Tyrone loved sports and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. He coached various youth basketball teams winning multiple championships. He loved traveling with his wife and friends. His favorite places were Vatican City and Alaska. After retirement he began working at the Jewish Community Center, part-time, a job that he enjoyed and continued his strong work ethic. In this position he made many friends. Family and friends were an important part of his life. He loved the one on one time with his wife, Barbara and the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his charismatic personality and his calm demeanor. Tyrone touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Tyrone leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife of 41 years, Barbara; one daughter, Leslie Thomas (Sidney, Sr.); one son, Tyrone Ross, II (Jennifer); grandchildren, Justin, Sidney, Tyler and Olivia. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends. God Only Takes the Best God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be So He put His arms around him and whispered come to me With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest God broke our hears to prove to us, He only takes the best. Lovingly submitted, The Family

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