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David Lloyd Ross

04/20/1945 - 04/29/2018
Service Date: 05/15/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 20th Ward, 848 North Westwood, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: Green Acres Cemetery, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

The family of David Ross wishes to notify family and friends of his passing on April 29, 2018. He was quite possibly the most attentive husband, devoted father, and extraordinary poppa this world has ever known. He is survived by his wife, Nanci; son, Chris; daughter, Jeni; and grandson, Beni.

Dave was born on a farm in Bucyrus, Ohio on April 20, 1945, to Frances and Clarence Ross. Clarence taught Dave the importance of treating your spouse with tenderness and respect. Although his mother passed away when he was only five years old, her warmth and kindness shaped Dave; these qualities became his defining characteristics throughout his life. Dave moved with his family to Arizona in 1961, where he attended Mesa High School and graduated in 1963. He worked in the audio/video business his entire life as a manager and owner, though he never had extravagant electronics in his own home, where his family often joked of their longing for a speaker to hear music in the house. Dave was known to all as a “people person.” He could strike up a meaningful conversation with ANY individual he met. He was an expert at building authentic relationships with others and was gifted at making those around him feel valued and respected.

Dave was an avid, voracious reader, car enthusiast, sous vide cook and an expert at stashing Peanut M&M’s. Each morning, he delighted in meticulously making lunch for his wife, Nanci, and graciously driving her to work. His math and science prowess proved invaluable when patiently helping his grandson, Beni, with homework each night. He was known by family, friends and coworkers as the problem solver, the fixer, and the protector. His greatest joy was spending as much time as possible with Nanci, Beni, Jeni, and Chris. He loved his life and he adored his family. He made them the center of his world.

Services will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the LDS Chapel located at 848 N Westwood St, Mesa, AZ 85201. Immediately following, graveside services will be held at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. A viewing will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201.


  • I go back to the Hi-Fi Sales days. Sure had some exciting times there listening to and looking at the audio equipment…! Although I first met Dan, David’s brother first, David was always willing to help me on a day that Dan was not around.
    My condolences,

    Mark Saylor

  • Dave Sanders

    Working with Dave for over a decade at Hi Fi Sales…I came to appreciate his wisdom and guidance during those years. And Mark Saylor is right…those were exciting times! Rest in Peace my friend.

  • Nancy Schiefer

    I want to give my condolences to Dave’s family. Such a nice man! My thoughts are with you.
    Nancy Schiefer

  • Kenneth Morgan

    I worked with David since 2016 @ BEST BUY in North Scottsdale. He was the HP rep and I was the EPSON and INTEL rep. He was my competition, but he was my favorite person to work with. He always greeted me nicely and gave me a big “MAN HUG” every time I came to the store. Working at the store will never be the same. He was the Soul!
    Ken Morgan

  • Brent Gabrielsen

    I was sad to hear that David passed. He was a great business person and wonderful soul. As a small business owner of Gabriel Engineering, located across the street from Hi-Fi Sales, I learned many valuable things from Dave and aspired that I might be able to interface with people as well as He did. He was the perfect example of customer service and really did care about his customers. I am blessed to have known Dave. My prayers and thoughts for Nancy and family.

  • So sorry for your loss. Was good to meet Nanci and Jeni at the cemetery today. May God comfort you.

  • Kindly let me know how I can contact Brother Dan. Incidentally Dave is one of finest people I’ve EVERY had the pleasure of knowing and buying thousands of dollars worth of audio equipment over countless years. Thank you, Jerry Slonsky;
    Warm regards to all!

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