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James R. "Jim" Gross

James R. Gross             “beloved husband, father and grandfather”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---James R. Gross, 80, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away at home on Friday, January 30, 2015, after a short illness.
     Born May 23, 1934 in Shinglehouse, he was a son of George and Della Brown Gross.  He married Esther R. Lloyd who predeceased him.  He later married Charlotte Tanner who survives.
     He was a graduate of Shinglehouse High school where he was a standout basketball player.  Mr. Gross honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy.  While in the Navy he was a golden glove boxer.
     Jim was employed for 31 years by National Fuel Gas in Hebron, PA as a sub foreman retiring on April 1, 1996.
     He was a life member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  His greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren.
     Surviving besides his wife are three children, Gary C. Gross of Erie, Tim L. Gross of Shinglehouse, and Sam M. (Randy) Williams of Shinglehouse; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Cheryl (Dick) Bryant of Clara; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents and first wife, Jim was predeceased by a daughter, Debra North; a son, Gordon Gross; and two brothers, Robert Gross and Jerry Gross.
     In keeping with Jim’s wishes, funeral services are being held privately with burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, PO Box 25, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
     Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


We were so very sorry to learn of your loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  God Bless.

Beth (Austin) & Mike Bell Feb 6 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with you all at time.  Jim worked with my Dad "Ez" for many years at National Fuel.  I am sure you all have heard of some of their escapades up at the shop.  He was a good guy and always willing to help his friends.  He will be missed by all.

Mindy Drake Gressley Feb 2 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to you all on the loss of Jim. Alot of time has passed since I've seen him, but many childhood and teen memories bring him vividly to mind. He was a man of few words, but his presence was always known. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. He's fondly rememberd by this neighborhood kid.:-)

Shelli Gustin Meyer Feb 2 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Jim was always one of my favorite friends and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Kay Mertsock Feb 1 2015 12:00 AM

My sympathy goes out to you the family.  I enjoyed and learned alot while working with Jim at National Fuel.  He will be missed by all.

Dave Fox Feb 1 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Laurie Anderson and Mary Blanchard Feb 1 2015 12:00 AM