Lillian Ross, Co-founder of Ross-Simon, 88

Ross-Simon jewelers, Lillian RossLillian (Singerman) Ross of Cranston, R.I., died Jan. 24. Ross and her husband, the late Sidney T. Ross, founded Ross-Simons jewelers in 1952. She was 88.

Born in Peabody, Mass., a daughter of the late Louis and Sarah Singerman, she had been a resident of RI for 65 years.

Mrs. Ross worked side by side with her husband for almost 50 years. Mrs. Ross was a member of Temple Beth El.

She is survived by her children, Mark A. Ross and his wife Donna of Warwick and Darrell S. Ross and his wife Susan of Providence; her brother, Harold Singerman of Annapolis, Md.; her sisters, Eleanor Slate of Arlington, Mass. and Essa Cindorf of Jerusalem, Israel; and her grandchildren, Jared, Seth, Leslie, Meredith and Daniel. She was the sister of the late Rebecca Gordon and Bertha Strausz.

Funeral services were held Jan. 27 at Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, Providence on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Sidney and Lillian Ross Scholarship Fund, C/O the Bureau of Jewish Education, 130 Sessions St., Providence, RI 02906.