February 2, 1971 - October 3, 2016
Ross Evan Zubritski was born February 2, 1971 at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT to Edna and Larry Zubritski and named after his grandfather Evan Ross. They moved to Florida and he called that home until embarking on his career path. He began as a technician for Philips Electronics under the tutelage of Bill Burke who recommended him to the Home office in Jefferson City, TN. Here he came to the attention of Don and Sharon Geddings and met his wife of 14 years. It soon became apparent through his knowledge of electronics that he had a knack with computers and he entered into the world of IT. This brought him to Illinois and then onto Alabama with LGE. A merger sent him on a new journey and he soon found himself in Texas. During this transition he discovered he was to be a father. In 2001 his life changed as he welcomed his first son Brett. Always the achiever he found himself surrounded by a wonderful community in the computer industry that to this day has been important in his life. In 2004 he welcomed his second son Blake. It was often the joke that mom might need to be checked but there was no doubt they were his sons. Looking at pictures of the three of them at the same young age you would have been hard pressed to guess which was which. The resemblance did not stop there. Both boys inherited his ability to build that he had inherited from his father. He enjoyed spending time with friends gathered around the pool, out on a boat or around a good meal as well as teaching his sons about gun safety, computers, and technology in general, and they could often be found discussing career choices and how to achieve those goals going so far as to discuss flying lessons if Brett was interested in being an astronaut. He enjoyed getting away from it all, going to his lease a few hours away. Ross’ quick wit, edgy sarcasm and ability to read people and situations endeared him to a close circle of caring friends that have stood the test of time and trials. Well known for a dress shirt, jeans and boots and being the go to when one needed a puzzle unwound, Ross was loved by many and respected by those who knew him. He was predeceased by his loving grandparents and his dad Larry. He is survived by his mother Edna, his son Brett and his son Blake. But he was family to all that knew him well.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Randie Looney who has been such a blessing after the death of Larry, Rachel McMullen who spent so much time with love with Brett and Blake, the Brocade family that has been a tremendous source of comfort and support and all of his IT family all over the country that has supported each of us.
Ross’ one wish was that his boys be taken care of and have the opportunity to follow their dreams wherever they might take them. In this spirit it is requested that donations be made at gofund.me/RossZ that will be rolled into an education fund for the 2 children in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008
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