GENEVA, Ohio—Ross DeFelice, a church-planting missionary with Continental Baptist Missions for 28 years, died June 23 at age 74. He was the first pastor of Chardon Baptist Church, Chardon, Ohio, serving there for 12 years, and ministered at Grace Baptist Church, Geneva, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley, and his sons, Ross, Perry, Darren, and Paul.