George “Jerry” Gross, Jr. “beloved husband, father, grandfather & brother”
SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---George “Jerry” Gross, Jr., 80, of Shinglehouse, passed away in his home with his loving family at his side on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 after a short illness.
Born September 17, 1932 in Olean, NY, he was a son of George and Della Brown Gross. On September 3, 1955 in Shinglehouse, he married Natalie Ann Peters, who survives.
Mr. Gross was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1950 and was a Korean veteran of the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served from 1953 to 1957 in the 20th Air Force-28th Bomb Squadron as a flight engineer.
He was employed as a tractor trailer driver retiring in 1994 from MG Industries in St. Marys, PA.
Jerry was a member and three time past commander of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530. He was also a member of the Potter County Honor Guard. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He most especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving besides his wife, are four children, Jerri (Tim) Blanchard of Monroe, NC, Dana (Rayda) Gross of Shinglehouse, Joni (Steven "J.R.") Hathaway of Shinglehouse and Sterling Gross of Lock Haven; eleven grandchildren, Garry (Kathy) Studley II, Kara (Bob) Goodliff, Kali Gross, McKenzie Gross, Katie Blanchard, Gayle Gross, Hanna Gross, Emma Gross, Thomas Gross, Ricardo Gross, and Charlie Gross; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Goodliff, Forrest Blanchard, and Garry Studley III; a great-grandson to be born in July; a sister, Cheryl (Richard) Bryant of Shinglehouse; a brother, James (Charlotte) Gross of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by a brother, Robert Gross.
Friends may call on 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, PO Box 25, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.