Kristine Lynn Gross
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AGE: 49 • Berlin
Kristine Gross (Schmidt) lost her long and hard fought battle with cancer on July 23, 2014 at (Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, NJ). She was born on January 9, 1965 at (Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, PA). She grew up in Cinnaminson, NJ and in 1985 earned an Associates in Science degree of Veterinary Technology at Harcum College, in Bryn Mawr, PA.As part of attaining that degree Kris had Veterinary Internship Practicums at the University of Pennsylvania which included large and small animal Veterinary clinical rotations in Anesthesia, Surgery, Radiology and Medicine. She then married her childhood sweetheart Steve Gross on September 26, 1987 at Sacred Heart Church, Riverton, NJ. She worked at a few local Veterinary Hospitals until 1989.In 1989 Kris started working full time at Rowan University and eventually became the Senior Laboratory Technician in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Kris completed her Bachelor of Science degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude after majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Rowan University in 1996. In 1997 Kris resigned to stay home to raise her children for twelve years - and then returned to employment at Rowan in 2009 in various job titles culminating with Department Secretary of the Writing Department. Kris gained a wealth of friends and animals and was cherished by all. She inherited her mother's joy of cooking and culinary skills. She had considerable artistic talent which she expressed throughout her home decor with paintings, stained glass windows, etc. She had a flair for writing engagingly especially on Facebook and on her Blog. The love, guidance and laughter that she shared with all who knew and loved her will be sorely missed. Thanks goes out to all her friends, family, medical personnel and the breast cancer survivor network acquaintances who provided love, support and camaraderie during her battle. She is the Beloved wife of 27 years to Stephen R. Gross. Loving mother of BrieAnn Gross and Brett Gross both of Berlin. Daughter of Robert (Peggy) Schmidt of Dover, DE, the late Norma (nee Bender) Schmidt. Survived by sister Amy (Edward) Jones of Savannah, GA, brother Robert (Debbie) Schmidt of Hopewell, NJ, brother Jeffrey (Bonnie) Schmidt of Lenhartsville, PA, sister Julie (Renee) Linder of Bloomingburg, NY, sister Laura Schmidt of Riverside, NJ, mother and father-in-law Marion & William Gross of Philadelphia and many other loving family members and friends. Cremation was private. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation with the family on Saturday 11am to 12noon followed by a memorial service 12noon at the: ORA L. WOOSTER FUNERAL HOME, 51 Park Blvd., Clementon, NJ 08021. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 E. 56th Street, New York, NY 10022 and / or the National Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 1691, Merrifield, VA 22116. Share memories at OraLWoosterFuneralHome.com.
Ora L. Wooster Funeral Home
51 Park Blvd. Clementon, NJ 08021
Published in Courier-Post on July 29, 2014