Dr. David F. Ross, PhD, CFPIM, CSCP, 68, U.S. Army veteran, of Park Ridge. Beloved husband of 27 years to Colleen, nee Cosgrove. Loving father of Jonathan, David (Kelly), Christopher (Leah), Carolyn Sipola and the late Ryan Ross. Dear grandfather of 7. Fond brother of Diana (Peter) King and the late Michael (Carol) Ross. Dear son of the late Fred and Dorothy, nee Lavin, Ross. Fond son-in-law of James J. and the late Patricia Cosgrove. David will be missed by cherished brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and many friends. David’s University of Chicago Doctorate was in Modern British History. He taught courses at Northwestern University, Elmhurst College and Oakton. Member of APICS since 1987. He authored several books on Supply Chain Management. David was a 50+ year member of the “Wilmette Guys” baseball team. He loved history, music, woodworking and his dog, Cooper. Visitation Friday, January 20, 2017 from 3 until 9 PM at the M.J. SUERTH FUNERAL HOME, 6754 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago. Funeral Service Saturday 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Cremation Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the American Heart Association. For further information 877-631-1240 or www.suerth.com.