Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


John Ross Jameson, II, known as Ross, died peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2024, while in the kind care of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.

He was born on October 23, 1940, in Cleveland to Robert Boone and Mary Markley Jameson.  Ross attended both the College of Wooster, where he met, Mary E. Clement whom he married in 1963, and The Ohio State University.

For most of his life, Ross was an auditor for the Ohio Department of Taxation.  He was a lifetime member of The National Audubon Society and as an enthusiast of photography, he took many pictures of birds in their natural habitats, especially of puffins.  He also attended the National Music Camp of Interlocken, MI where he played string bass and was a member of the string bass section of The Wooster Symphony Orchestra. Ross like to travel to the forests of Canada, Europe and to the mountains around the original Interlocken in Switzerland.

Ross is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Mary; children Heather Vu and John Ross Jameson, III; four grandchildren; brothers Mark Jameson and Philip Jameson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private inurnment was held in Wooster Cemetery surrounded by immediate family.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

The family suggests that contributions be directed to the College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster OH 44691, with Wooster Symphony Orchestra in the memo line or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

1 Comment

  1. I am sorry to hear about Ross. He and I were friends at Wooster High School, the College of Wooster, and The Ohio State University. We roomed together at Andrews Hall (Wooster) and Stradley Hall (Ohio State). Although our lives and careers separated us for many years, he remained in my thoughts. He always exuded class, poise, and style and was a good role model for me to follow. I remember well when he and Mary visited Bev and me in Cincinnati in 1992. I also enjoyed conversations with his father, Bob.


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