Brian George Ross, 74

Brian George Ross, 74, of Paia, and formerly of Hilo, passed away on April 19, 2013 at his residence with Hospice care. He was born on August 8, 1938 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Ballard Family Mortuary.

Visitation will also be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and Mass will begin at 11 a.m.

Burial will be private.

Brian formerly worked as the?Factory Shop Services Manager?at Hawaiian Commercial?and Sugar Company. He was also a veteran of the New Zealand Army.

Brian is survived by his wife, Lilia Zalsos Ross of Paia, Maui; sons, Chris (Rafael Maldonado) Ross of Montreal, Canada, Tony (Laura) Ross of Waimea, Hawaii, Michael D. Ross of Dallas, Texas, , and Gregory Z. Ross of Paia, Maui; daughters, Kathleen (Barry) Aoki of Lahaina, Maui, and Sharon Zalsos of Wailuku, Maui; brother, John (Yong) Ross of Honolulu; sister, Suzanne (Brian) Gailer of New Zealand; grandchildren, Shawn Anceta of Waimea, Hawaii, Talexi Ancheta-Ross of Waimea, Hawaii, and Dustin Metzler Jr. of Olinda, Maui.; and great-grandchild, Keoni Tarply-Ancheta of Waimea, Hawaii.

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