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Ross Joseph Stellabotte

Sept. 12, 1940 - Dec. 18, 2014

Ross Joseph Stellabotte, 74, of Williamsport, Md., passed from this life Thursday at the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.

He was born in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Ross and Mary (Reghetti) Stellabotte.

He is survived by his wife, Judi K. (Simpson) Stellabotte; six daughters: Dawn Stellabotte-Brown and husband, Matt, in Georgia, Lisa Reilly and Marlo Reilly, both of Altoona, Michele Foose in Florida, Toni Mallory and husband, Robert, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Roni Bane and husband, William, of Boonsboro, Md.; one son, Rusty Shelow and wife, Renee, of Boonsboro; one sister, Catherine Maltalski, of Altoona; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his loving and devoted pets: Bella, Bentley and Bobbi.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Stellabotte.

Ross was a 1958 graduate from Altoona High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served as a boatswain on the U.S.S. Canberra.

Ross was the owner of P&S Associates and also worked as an estimator for First General Services of Penn-Mar Inc., in Waynesboro, Pa.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 74 in Altoona and was affiliated with the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Duncansville.

Ross will be deeply missed by his entire family, who share memories of his love for fishing and spending time at his cabin on the Juniata River in Mount Union.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Santella Funeral Home where a celebration of life service will be held immediately after the visitation by the Rev. Roy Steward.

Memorial donations may be made to the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1320 Route 764, Duncansville, PA 16635.

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