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Ralston ‘Ross’ Edward Poole, 5o

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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:04 am

Ralston “Ross” Edward Poole, 50, of Butler, TN, formerly of Ocean City and Upper Twp., NJ, passed away February 16, 2019, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN, after a brave battle with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Ross, who was born in Palo Alto, CA, February 22, 1968, is survived by his beloved dog, Hootie, his mother and step-dad, Colette and Ronald DeLanzo, Sr., father and step-mother, Edward and Paula Poole of Lancaster, PA, brother, Douglas Poole (Patti), step-sister, Leslie Mudge (Brad), step-brothers, Ronald DeLanzo, Jr. (Danielle), Boyd DeLanzo (Jayna), five nieces and nephews, as well as aunts and an uncle he dearly loved.

Ross actively served in the Army from 1989 to 1992 including participating in Desert Shield, Desert Sword/Saber, Desert Storm, with the 3rd Infantry (Old Ironsides/Rock of Marne), earning numerous badges and medals, including two Bronze Stars, Military Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and the Liberation of Kuwait medal.

Ross also had a successful career in cosmetology working under such notables as Jose Eber and Dr. Ava Shamban, with numerous clients in the entertainment industry. 

A memorial service will be held at the Greentree Church, 125 School House Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019. Internment will be private.