Condolences for Theodore J. Ross

Christi Bessinger posted on 9/16/20

Had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Ted many times at Dillard’s. As a granddaughter of 2 WWII veterans and members of the greatest generation, I had a soft spot for Mr. Ted. What a fascinating life he lived! And he was a Democrat?? Even better! Rest in paradise, Mr. Ted!


Richard L. Riggs posted on 9/10/20

I first met Ted at Dillard's. I was on my way to the restroom when this sharply dressed man stepped out from behind the counter and took hold of my arm. He had this big warm smile and he said to me do you know how old I am and before I could respond he said I am 95. I said no way and he just grinned. I made it a point to always visit him each time I was in Dillard's. He was was a very interesting gentleman and my honor to have met him. My condolences to his family as he was surely a treasure to his family and all who knew him..


Cheryl &Timmy Scarborough posted on 9/4/20

My husband and I met Ted at Dillard’s several years ago and have thought of him often over the years , we often wondered how he was doing and started searching for his business card . We found the card today and I researched his name. Just saw his obituary and other accolades over the past several years . Ted was truly an inspiration to my husband and I , after meeting him at Dillard’s he proceeded to tell us about his loss of his wife Claire and showed us pictures of her . His work effort was amazing and one that we should all strive to have . He truly was a special soul and one that is celebrating in Heaven with his savior and wife Claire ! So thankful we got to meet him and share some of his insight and love for his wife ! Prayers for his family , for their loss of such an amazing father ❤️


Alli posted on 9/3/20

I never knew your dad, by my mom did. His service in the military is the legacy of men that led me to join and serve our country. He is a true hero, and I’m saddened the world has lost him. But we will always remember our brothers and sisters who have gone before us.


Stevie Jepson posted on 9/3/20

Mr. Ted was an almost daily patron of the Surfside Beach Library. We always knew it was getting close to lunchtime when Mr. Ted would walk in to read the newspaper. He touched the lives and hearts of many people at the library, whether it was the ladies working at the desk who he entertained with his jokes or the other patrons who would sit and talk with him about his long life. Due to COVID-19 we were not able to see Mr. Ted for the last few months and were sorry to hear about his passing. Still, we feel blessed that we got to know him in the first place. I personally was able to wish Mr. Ted happy birthday when he turned 99, 100, 101, and 102. It was an honor to know him.


Kathy Mason-St. Blanchard posted on 9/2/20

From all of us at Mason Tire in Surfside, he will surely be missed. When ever I was lucky to run into Mr. Ted he always had a smile on his face and was such a gentleman! He will be missed by many in the area. Prayers to all his family & friends.....



Felicia Sachs posted on 9/2/20

It was a true honor to know your Dad Ted Ross and all his life accomplishments but most of all his smile was everlasting. He had the best loving spirit. This world will certainly miss him but know he is at true peace. Our deepest sympathy to Debbie, Pam and Sandra and your families. Bob & Felicia Sachs. Myrtle Beach.


Michael and Kelly Gabriel posted on 9/1/20

Your dad was such a joy to be around. You are blessed to have him as you father. He lived a full life and spread joy to anyone he encountered. I know how huge this loss is but he could not have asked for a better daughter taking care of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bob Childs posted on 8/31/20

One of the proudest moments that I had as Mayor of Surfside Beach was presenting the Key to our town to Ted Ross, when he was 100 years old.