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Dr. Alan Ross, 87, longtime faculty member at Johns Hopkins
Dr. Alan Ross, 87, longtime faculty member at Johns Hopkins

Dr. Alan Ross, a longtime faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University whose love of numbers fed his career and also an enjoyment of baseball, died Sept. 7 at Roland Park Place. He was 87. He was born in Oxford, Ohio, to E.C and Madeliene Ross, and raised in both Oxford and Hamilton, Ohio, where his extended family lived. His father was an English professor at Miami University. Family members say as a youngster, Dr. Ross showed a predilection for learning, winning several state mathematics awards in school. In 1944, during World War II, he enlisted with the 42nd Infantry Division at Atterbury, Ind., and by January was deployed to Europe. He later served in Vienna, Austria, as a...

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