Jay A. Gross WEST COLUMBIA - Jay A. Gross, born on September 13, 1947, perished tragically on Thursday, September 12, 2013, one day before his 66th birthday. Mr. Gross lost his life in the horrendous fire at Granby Oaks Apartments Complex in West Columbia, SC. While his death was tragic his life was filled with the wonderment of photography and the mastery of the literary page. Mr. Gross was a commercial and fine-art photographer with photographs covering decades of shooting and a variety of styles and genres. A professional freelance writer, editor and video producer for more than 30 years Mr. Gross had seven published books to his credit. He was a former newspaper journalist, bureau chief, photographer, and editor. Some o f his publications included the Coffee Experience: Charleston South Carolina, The Naked Ghost, Company Time, and A Reader's Buffet. A few of his videos maybe seen at: www.youtube.com/user/jaygross803. Mr. Gross would be most pleased to have you browse around, sip the virtual wine, sample the virtual vegetarian finger food and enjoy his artworks - at http://www.redbubble.com/people/jayinsc Jay Gross will forever live on in the hearts of his family, friends and those who appreciate the delightful works of art he gave us. A memorial service will be held at Dust to Dust Green Burial and Nature Reserve Cemetery; 205 Nulty Crossing; Swansea, SC 29160 at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 28, 2013, (803)-568-5552.
Published in The State on Sept. 22, 2013