Nathan Ross, 61, of Tacoma, WA, died January 27, 2016. A native of Worcester, MA, he did his residency, including a year as chief resident, at Case Western. He began his career in medicine at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, where he was assistant chief of endocrinology. He went on to become the chief of medicine at the Huntington VAMC in West Virginia and then the chief of staff at the VA in Columbus, OH. He later worked in private practice in Amarillo, TX, and Tacoma, WA.
Dr. Ross was a generous supporter of the University Place School District that his sons attended near Tacoma. A devoted reader, he bought all the books at the annual book fair on each teacher’s wish list for their students. In the same generous spirit, he regularly treated patients without private insurance. Dr. Ross was well known among family and friends for his wit, dry sense of humor, and compassion toward others.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons; his father; two brothers; two sisters-in-law; and 14 nieces and nephews. Donations in his honor may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org/donate or 800-344-4867.