Stan Ross, who served on Forest City's board of directors for nearly two decades, has passed away at age 82.

"Stan Ross was a valued member of the Forest City family for more than two decades and will be missed," said David LaRue, Forest City's president and CEO. "As a member of our board of directors, he served with the highest integrity and brought keen insight, deep real estate knowledge and an ability to reach people on a personal level to the board's work. He was also a great mentor, teacher and leader who always focused on the human side of business and pushed individuals and ideas to their best outcome."