Jean K. Gross, 86, a grateful resident of the Bradford Ecumenical Home for 9 years and formerly of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday (Dec. 1, 2015) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
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Born May 31, 1929 in Hazel Hurst, she was the daughter of the late William Whitmire and Iva Huff Clark. On Feb. 12, 1949 in Bradford, she married Clayton E. "Gus" Gross, who died on Aug. 5, 2007.
Mrs. Gross was a 1949 graduate of Bradford High School. She raised her family and moved to Indiana, and then returned to Bradford and began working at Zippo Manufacturing, and retired after 20 years of service.
She volunteered her time at the Bradford Hospital Gift Shop and was a member of the I.A.P.C
Mrs. Gross was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoyed riding her bike with her family.
Surviving are three children, a daughter, Sharon Grice and two sons, Clayton Theodore Gross and Jack Gross, all of Bradford, a sister-in-law, Ricka Transue of Bradford; six grandchildren, Tim (Heather) Gross, Todd (Amy) Gross, Tom (Stacy) Gross, Scott Gross, Allison Gross and Ashley Work; and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, 372 East Main St., with the Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Ecumenical Home, 100 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 3 to Dec. 12, 2015