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Ross Farrow, News-Sentinel reporter, dies at 62

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Ross Farrow

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:05 pm | Updated: 2:54 pm, Mon May 19, 2014.

Ross Farrow, who wrote about Zombie walks and school board meetings, cat shows and court cases in the Lodi area for the better part of two decades, has died at age 62.

In a business noted for its transience, Mr. Farrow was a stalwart, serving as a reporter for the Lodi News-Sentinel from October of 1997 until last December. He died Friday night at a hospital in Sacramento from complications of pneumonia.

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  • Patrick W Maple posted at 6:13 pm on Sat, May 24, 2014.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    Ross Farrow...it just sounded like a reporter's name. I always enjoyed talking to him and answering his questions about schools. He was always fair with me! He was a colorful and expressive writer. WHATEVER he wrote about me I enjoyed. Now he's reporting for someone else...thanks Bud!

  • Leah Mettler Reposa posted at 10:25 am on Fri, May 23, 2014.

    Leahgaye Posts: 1

    I am very saddened to hear that Ross has passed away. I had several conversations with Ross over the pass several years discussing everything under the sun and I always felt he did his best to look at both sides of every story.
    He will be very much missed and I will be praying for his friends, fellow coworkers and family.
    RIP Ross. Job well done.

  • Raphael Pazo posted at 8:46 am on Thu, May 22, 2014.

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Pazo Posts: 3

    Ross was a serious reporter with a refreshing sense of humor. We spoke at length on several occasions about a myriad of subjects ranging from music, art, current events, politics and comparative religion. He never squirmed from asking the hard questions and always expected a clear and concise response, whether it was popular or not.

    I recall receiving phone calls rom Ross, at times, at a late hour, when he was crunching to get a story ready for publication. His honesty, integrity, wittiness and his fastidiousness for hearing all points of views, however divergent, was his trade mark.

    Ross loved music: all kinds of music, but particularly the music of Scottish Highland Bagpipes. On more than one occasion, after covering an event when I played, h commented, "I love the pipes, but don't like sad music. His favorite tune was "Auld Lang Syne".

    A life well lived, a battle well fought. Rest in Peace, my dear friend, Rest in Peace!

  • Bob Johnson posted at 10:49 am on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    Bob Johnson Posts: 31

    As a local "politician", Ross often frustrated the heck out of me but he was just doing his job - digging for the facts and reporting them in an unbiased fashion. RIP Ross - I will miss sparring with you.

  • Liz Kanter posted at 9:04 am on Tue, May 20, 2014.

    Liz Kanter Posts: 1

    Ross was a throwback to the old time news reporters. Although I didn't have contact with him when I was a reporter, everyone knew his name. As a spokeswoman for various state agencies, I often got calls from Ross. He was thoughtful, inquisitive, and I always wanted to help him because he'd done his homework before he called and wasn't lazy. He was polite, yet tough. He will be missed. He was a consumate newsman in an era when a premium is placed on Twitter feeds, blogs and Facebook posts. RIP Ross.

  • Dana Edlund posted at 9:56 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    DEdlund Posts: 1

    My condolences to Mr. Farrow's extended family as well as his News-Sentinel family. We crossed paths many times the past few years as we covered the same stories and events. It was always a pleasure to talk with him. I will miss running into him in the community.

  • Kerry Suess posted at 8:53 am on Mon, May 19, 2014.

    The Knight Romer Posts: 13

    We are all saddened by the loss of Ross. He was a very nice man and did a great job of reporting for our local paper. He was talented and had the capability to cover a wide range of topics. His departure will be felt my many. Prayers for his family and friends.

  • Cynthia Green posted at 7:14 pm on Sun, May 18, 2014.

    CyndyVJ Posts: 1

    A stalwart reporter has passed....a man I saw as the quintessential journalist. His ilk will not pass this way again soon.

  • William Dawes posted at 5:28 pm on Sun, May 18, 2014.

    William Dawes Posts: 116

    He will be missed. he was a very nice guy.[sad][sad][sad]



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