Pamela S. Ross

Feb 11, 2020
Pamela Ross

Camden — Pamela Ross, 77, of Camden, passed away Feb. 6 after a period of dementia, surrounded by her family and friends.

Born in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of Bernard Schrader and Barbara Thomas Schrader.

Pam later moved with her father to California. She attended El Segundo High School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School.

She married her first husband, David Jensen, and was known through her medical career as "Dr. Jensen." Radiology residency at John Hopkins and UCSF, and a long career at Yale-New Haven Hospital followed. She was a major figure in metabolic bone disease and had numerous publications.

At Yale-New Haven, she met her second husband Stephen A. Ross. When he was offered a position at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, they moved their home to Camden. She flew her own airplane between Connecticut and Maine for several years.

Pamela had many interests: the Chesapeake Bay retrievers, who were always present, sailing in Madrigal off the coast of Maine, cooking many cuisines, traveling to Scotland, Europe and the Caribbean. She loved giving books to children and gardening at home. She also designed their guest house.

She leaves behind her husband of almost 46 years, friends Richard and Martha Skoglund, Holly MacDonald, Jennifer Skoglund, Austin Moore, Heather Mascarenhas, Richard Skoglund Jr. and numerous others around the country.

The family and friends would like to thank the staff at Woodlands Memory Care in Rockland and the Sussman House in Rockport for their loving care and compassion.

There will be no calling hours. A private service will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to Maine Family Planning, 43 Gabriel Drive, P.O. Box 587, Augusta ME 04332.

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