Emily F. Gross, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, died at home Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born in Orange, the daughter of the late Gustav and Freida Schmitt Ehrgott. She attended school in Northmoreland Township and the Dallas school system.
She was a homemaker most of her life and took pride in tending to the needs of her family and home. She loved caring for her yard and spending many hours in her flower gardens. She held a special place in her heart for her four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Gross was a member of St. Benedict's Parish and the former St. Dominic's Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Gross, who died March 7, 1985; and her brother, Gustav Ehrgott.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Luke's Villa Hospice for the excellent care that they provided for Emily.
Surviving are her son, Edward Gross, at home; daughter, Nancy Stetz, Plains Township; grandchildren, Brian Stetz and his wife, Ingrid, Gregory Stetz and his wife, Jenna, Michael Gross and Jennifer Hunter; great-grandchildren, Matthew Stetz and Brian David Stetz; sisters, Bertha Helmer, Anna Yeust and her husband, Ralph, Hilda Wyda and her husband, Tom, and Mary Louise Thompson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict's Church, Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20090-6280; St. Benedict's Parish, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705; or to the
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 13, 2013