Charles Ross, M.D.

Obituary of Charles Ross, M.D.

Charles E. Ross, 76, of Bath Township, passed away on May 11, 2017. He was born on January 22, 1941 in Dubois, PA to the late Charles and Virginia Ross.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Dianne (Allen) Ross, brother Robert C. Ross, and daughters Kristin Secord (Steven), and Lisa Teter. Grandchildren Alex, Derek, Lauren, Molly, Megan and Chase.

Chuck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1962 and West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1966. He completed his medical internship at Summa Akron City Hospital after which he served in the United States Navy as Chief Medical Officer in Charleston, SC 1967-1969.  After serving, he returned to Akron to complete his internal medicine residency from 1969-1972, during which time he served as Chief Resident. He continued his medical education at University Hospitals, Cleveland Ohio in Hematology/Oncology 1972-1974.

Chuck practiced as an Oncologist at Summa Health System from 1974 until retiring in 2004. Throughout his career, he served as Chief of Staff, Hematology/Oncology 1974-1997, Transitional Internship Program Director 1978-1999, and Medical Staff President 1997. Chuck also served as Summa’s Chief Information Officer 1998-2006, and Summa’s Chief Medical Information Officer 2006-2015.

Chuck participated in various community service organizations. He was an avid Cavs fan and enjoyed his computers, golfing, biking, astronomy, building and flying model airplanes, showing his Golden Retrievers, and spending time with his family and friends.

Calling hours are Thursday May 18, from 1-3pm and 6-8pm at The Bath Church-United Church of Christ, 3980 W. Bath Rd., Akron, Ohio. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 19 at 10am at The Bath Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Chuck’s name to The American Cancer Society; 3500 Embassy Pkwy #150, Akron, OH 44333.