Margaret Gross

FAIRBORN — Margaret A. "Margie" (Dwyer) Gross, age 78 of Fairborn, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 12, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Estella and William Dwyer of Dayton and the widow of David Warren Gross. Margie is survived by her son, David William Gross of Fairborn; two sisters, Paula (Larry) Lamaina of Ocean City, NJ, Mary (Gordon) Pearson of Virginia Beach, VA; and her only brother, Denis (Lillian) Dwyer of Chicago, IL. She is also survived by her Aunt Mae and Aunt Corie; brother-in-law, Roland (Sharon) Gross of Fairborn; sister-in-law, Sandy Marano of Fairborn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins that are scattered over many states. Margie enjoyed several successful careers; first as an English teacher and then a programmer and project manager at Wright-Patterson AFB. She retired early from WPAFB and entered the private sector by joining LOGTEC Corporation and was a program manager for several Air Force projects. She was employed at LOGTEC for 16 years and was very proud of the company and of the people she worked beside during that time. Margie was a charter member of Fairborn's Starborne Chapter of American Business Women's Association (ABWA). For many years she served as the Chairman and Chief Cook for the Annual ABWA's Spaghetti Dinner, earning funds to provide scholarship money for many young women. For this and her many other services to the Chapter, she was awarded the prestigious honor of Woman of the Year in 1978. Among her passions, Margie enjoyed the company of her Dwyer family and her Gross family. She was a graduate of the University of Dayton and was a faithful supporter of the Dayton Flyers throughout her life. She and David had UD season tickets and enjoyed watching other teams and sports in the comfort of their home. She enjoyed reading, working in her yard, and looking forward to their annual summer vacations in Canada. Margie always considered their Canadian friends as additional family of her and Dave's. She also held a special place in her heart for the family pets she lovingly cared for over the years. The family will always be grateful to her special niece, Jenni Hoag, who took care of Margie during her illness. We would also like to thank the staff of Samara at Summit at Park Hills and Hospice of Dayton for the loving care they provided to Margie. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 17, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, where a service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday April 18, 2014 at 10:00 A.M., Deacon Max Roadruck officiating. She will be laid to rest in Byron Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family at

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Belton Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road Fairborn, OH 45324
Published in Fairborn Daily Herald from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014