Son of Oak Park pioneer succumbs to cancer

Family, friends recall moments big and small

Allen Michael Ross
Allen Michel Ross, son of Oak Park pioneer David Ross, died April 8 after a long battle with cancer. He was 46.
At the age of 6, Allen Ross moved to Oak Park with his family when Oak Park was young. Brookside Elementary School was the only school in the bedroom community, and it was in Simi Valley Unified School District at the time.
When Allen was in fifth grade, his father and other parents worked to create a school district in Oak Park so their children would no longer have...

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