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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010



Study-in-Italy Scholarship established in honor of Stuart Ross:

Stuart John Ross, 21 years, of Canton died unexpectedly on Wed., Sept. 1 in an automobile accident out-of-state.

Stuart was born Nov. 18, 1988 at Timken Mercy Hospital, attended Growing Years Nursery School through 1995, attended Mason Elementary from Kindergarten through 3rd grade and Avondale Elementary in fourth and fifth grades. Stuart attended Taft Middle School and was a 2007 graduate of GlenOak High School. He was enrolled to attend his fourth year in the Arts and Sciences College, working toward a certificate in Italian Cultural Studies, at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio at the time of his death.

Stuart is survived by his mother Sarah Hayden, father John Ross, his sister Olivia Ross, stepmother Kathleen Ross and his stepfather James Hayden, all of Canton, Ohio. He is also survived by stepbrothers Ben Hayden of Ft. Myers, Florida, Marshall Hayden of Tampa, Florida, Tyler Hayden of St. Petersburg, Florida and stepsister Sarah Stecher and Godparents, Linda Croston of Navarre, Ohio and Michael Pinney of North Canton, Ohio.

To celebrate Stuart’s life, his creativity, his love of history, music and sports and of course, a good joke, a memorial service will be held Sun., Sept. 5, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 515 48th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44709. A gathering in the Narthex provided by the Church will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to honor Stuart’s life and pay-it-forward for other students of Italian language to the Stuart Ross Study-In-Italy Scholarship fund through the Ohio University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens, Ohio 45701.




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Attention Salzburg Alums! Dr. Thomas has compiled a document with updates, comments, and reflections from participants  in the Salzburg program years 1972, 1979, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993-2000. “Salzburger” from all programs are welcome to contribute. We would like to see more years represented. If you would like to add your own memories and comments, please send the information to Prof. Thomas at