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May 10, 2013

Former trustee Don Ross dies

Author, engineer, veteran and former Antelope Valley College trustee Donald M. Ross died May 3 in Lancaster, Calif., according to his son, Gary Ross.
A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, May 31 – which would have been his birthday – at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, where he was a long-time member. His wife, Irene, preceded him in death.

Don Ross had served on the college board for 32 years until he stepped down from office in 1999.

Ross retired as deputy director of the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base in 1971. Just last December, Ross was on the AVC campus to be introduced to a new generation of engineers and scientists at a symposium organized by the rocket lab and hosted by AVC.

After his retirement, he continued to serve on the college board and he worked as a consulting engineer to the rocket industry until 1981.
Ross in 1977 co-authored a university textbook, Rocket Propulsion Elements.

He also authored “Propellants,” a chapter in the Energy Technology Handbook and “Flight Propulsion Fundamentals” in the Encyclopedia of Physics.

He was involved in a number of community organizations including the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization, the California Community College Trustees Association, of which he was past chairman, the Antelope Valley School Boards Association, the Antelope Valley College Foundation, Board of Directors of the Antelope Valley Cultural Foundation, Board of Directors of the Antelope Valley Symphony Association, Board of Directors of the Milestones of Flight Museum, Board of Directors for the Antelope Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Ross served in the Air Force four years during World War II and two years during the Korean War, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.




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