Ross Carl Chaimson, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Poet’s Walk Fredericksburg.
Ross retired in 1976 after 20 years as a Marine Corps aviator. During his career in the Marine Corps he served two tours in Vietnam and earned numerous medals including the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Bronze Star. Following his retirement, he was a real estate broker in the Fredericksburg area for nearly 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Judith; his children Karen Calvarino (Joseph) of Brooklyn, NY, and Christopher of Virginia Beach; and grandchildren Joseph Ross Calvarino and Anna Elliott Calvarino. Ross was predeceased by his parents Franklin Ross Chaimson and Josephine Elliott Cortese; and his step-father, Dino Cortese.
Funeral service will be private, in accordance with Ross’s wishes.
Ross’s family thanks his wonderful caregivers at Poet’s Walk, Home Instead Senior Care, Capital Caring Hospice, and our friend, Melissa Bell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or Families of the Wounded (www.fotwf.org).
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci