George Thomas Ross

George Thomas Ross of Northvale, NJ died peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer.  He was 63 years young. He was the beloved and devoted husband of 27 years to Jill Ross (nee Saydah). Loving brother of Mark Ross (wife Monica Sehr Ross) of Northvale, NJ , Donald Ross (wife Christine D’Arecca Ross) of Westfield, NJ and Thomas Ross (wife Jeannie Wesel Ross) of Closter, NJ.  Loving son-in-law to Joyce Saydah and brother-in-law to Gerard (wife Judy), JoAnne Saydah and Jennifer Saydah.  Cherished uncle of Samantha, Bradland and wife Emma, Thomas, Brianna, Dylan, Julia, Catherine, Colin & Claire Ross, Erika & Rob DeMarzo and Michelle, Mary, James, Theo and Dani Saydah

George, along with his twin brother Mark, owned and operated Ross Brothers Landscaping and Excavation for 37 years. He was hardworking and dedicated and will be missed by all who worked with him and especially by his poker and golf friends.  He kept his humor until the end and his smile will be missed by all who knew him.

Visiting hours are Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale with a service to be held at 12 PM. Interment will follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or other organization for Pancreatic Cancer Research.


  1. To Jill and the entire Ross Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you
    With our deepest sympathy
    Rest in Peace our friend George, you will be missed

    Donna and Dennis Marshall & Family

  2. Annette Mattessich

    Jill and the entire Ross families, we are so sorry for your loss and send our sincere condolences. May you all find comfort in the memories you made and the love you shared.
    Marty & Annette Mattessich and family

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Ross Family. George always had a smile and a nod when I saw him. May he rest in peace.

  4. Afra and Frank Sehr

    Afra and Frank Sehr (Monica’s parents ) are sending our deepest condolences to Jill and the entire Ross family. George was always respectful to us every time we would visit from Delaware. He will be missed by all.

  5. To Jill, and to George’s family, I am so sorry for your great loss. May George rest in eternal peace.

  6. Dear Jill. Monica, Mark and the Entire Ross Family,
    Our Sincere condolences to all of you. And so sorry to hear. May he rest in peace now. Sending prayers to all. God Bless George.
    Fondly, The Ferraro Family

  7. Casey and Joe Huber

    We were so saddened by the news of George’s passing. He was a kind person that was taken too soon. He will be missed and we will keep him in our prayers.

  8. Angela Parlante

    To Jill and all family members,
    I pray for your peace and strength in the coming days.

  9. Margaret BurkeMurphy,Pat,Robert,Chiara and Patrick Murphy

    George was the best neighbor anyone could have had . We will miss him and are thankful for having known him. His strength, courageousness and determination was truly amazing.
    George for you an Irish Blessing with love,
    May the road rise to meet you ,
    May the wind be always at your back,
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    And until we meet again ,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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