The founder of Green Chimneys nonprofit in Brewster has passed away. Samuel Rollo Ross died at the age of 89. He co-founded the Brewster-based organization in 1947 with his wife. Green Chimneys helps young people through residential, educational, clinical and recreational services. The farm and wildlife center in Brewster is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs. Ross was a longtime member of Temple Beth Elohim in Brewster. He died at his son's home in Nevada, where the funeral will take place. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date.