Mrs. Yvonne Merau-Ross

Funeral Information

Home: Liberty, New York USA

Date of Death: October 17, 2014

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Birthdate: March 18, 1924

Age: 90

Time of Service/Mass: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Location of Service/Mass: Sullivan County Veterans Cemtery, Sunset Lake Rd. Liberty, NY

Visitation Location:

Visitation Dates: There will be no visitation


Yvonne Merau-Ross

Liberty, NY

Yvonne Merau-Ross, 90, passed away on Friday October 17, 2014 at Highland Rehabilitation Center & Nursing Home in Middletown, NY.

Yvonne was born on March 18, 1924 in Paris, France. She fought in the French Resistance and was interpreter for an American General at Orly Airport, France.

She met her American husband, Densil L. Ross (predeceased), at Camp Pall Mall in France where he was a Sergeant in the US Army. They married in 1946 in France and raised their three children in Liberty, NY. Survivors include her children, Bertrand Ross of West Milford, NJ and partner Young Kim, Suzanne Ross-Schroeder and husband Richard of the Villages, Florida and Roger Ross and partner Eric Bongartz of Kerhonkson, NY and NYC; grandchildren, John Schroeder and wife Judy Henrich, Danielle Schroeder-Kerzner and husband Richard, Germaine R. Ross (deceased), Erica Schroeder-Kacmar and husband Kenneth; great-grandchildren, Hudson and Halden Kerzner, Madigan and Schroeder Kacmar; numerous nephews, nieces and also her loving cousins in Draveil, France - Suzanne, Jean and Alain Domergue.

Yvonne was a Nurse and Medical Records Administrator commencing at Maimonides and Loomis Hospitals in Liberty and retiring at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY. She was poet and a published author of a book about her 48 year old parrot in France named "Coco".

We will miss this wonderful feisty, gutsy lady, a great citizen, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had great integrity - created by the crucible of war- the heat and pressure created a person that was pure of heart and soul.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1 PM at Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery, Sunset Lake Rd. Liberty, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orange Regional Medical Center or to Highland Rehab & Nursing Home, both in Middletown, NY.