Donations sought for family

Published 6:40 pm Saturday, December 26, 2015

A GoFundMe page has been set up to collect donations for a local man who died suddenly earlier this month.

Brian James Ross Jr. died at the age of 37. He had been decorated twice with the Bronze Star and was a husband and father of four.

The North Dakota native deployed four times to Iraq, Africa and the Mediterranean Sea. He worked in explosive ordnance disposal.

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He had left active duty in 2009 and was working for the Army as a civilian. He also assisted his wife, Robyn Ross, in her volleyball coaching duties at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and with the Nansemond Volleyball Club.

Robyn Ross confirmed the GoFundMe page was set up by a friend of her husband’s.

The page can be found at