|Obituary: Vincent N. Ross, Jr., 64, Watson
April 06, 2021
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|Vincent (Vinnie) N. Ross, Jr. age 64, passed away on Monday, March 29th in
Rochester, NY while surrounded by his family. Vinnie was diagnosed with stage 4
lung cancer in February.
Vinnie was born in Syracuse on October 13, 1956 to the late Vincent N. Ross Sr. and
Jenny (Procopio) Ross, and went on to graduate from West Hill High School before
joining the Air Force. After he was honorably discharged he worked with his father at
the Fenton House Bar and Restaurant. He met and married Virginia Craven and they
would go on to raise five children. In 1978 he bought and ran the Hitching Post Bar. In
1981 he established his own auto repair shop VNR Sales and continued with it until
He is predeceased by his parents, Jenny Ross and Vincent Ross Sr.; two brothers,
Richard and Anthony Ross; nephew, Brian Keough; niece, Jennifer Ross.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ross and five children: Jeremy Nicometo
(Samantha), Rachael Nicometo, Justin Ross, Vincent Ross the 3rd and Renee Ross
(Mathew); four grandchildren: Jakob Nicometo, Adriana Ross, Lucas Farnsworth and
Mika Nicometo. He is also survived by two sisters, Cher Tuskey (Mark), Linda Stanley
(Chris); many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vinnie enjoyed playing pool and was on the Lewis County Billiard League since the
late 70’s. He was Vice President of the league for many years. He also enjoyed the
demolition derby and was part of the original “Watson Boys” team in the late 70’s
early 80’s. He participated in motocross racing in his early years and was a longtime
member of the #4 fish and game club. He enjoyed spending time with his family and
friends, whether it be painting derby cars at the last minute or spending the day
boating, water skiing and swimming down at Beaver Lake. He loved spending time
with his grandchildren more than anything. He will be missed by many.
There will be a celebration of life held for him in the spring.