Meredith E. Gross

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Meredith Eugene Gross, 79, of Taneytown, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at home.

Born Oct. 4, 1932, in Walkersville, he was the son of the late Leslie Guy and Elsie Grace Heffner Gross. He was the husband of Betty Jean Gross, his wife of more than 59 years.

He was a life member of the Taneytown volunteer fire company, serving in many different capacities over the years including assistant chief, trustee, and member of the fire police. He was also a former member of the Carroll County Fire Chiefs' Association and Firemen's Association, as well as the Cumberland Valley Firemen's Association. He was a charter member of the Men's Auxiliary to Monocacy Valley VFW Memorial Post 6918, and was a member of Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ.

He was a master electrician, having worked at Cambridge Rubber Company in Taneytown, the Rotorex Company in Walkersville, and the Carroll County Board of Education, from which he retired. He enjoyed spending time at the river with family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son Douglas Gross and wife Nita, of Gettysburg, Pa.; daughters Sandra Gross and partner Paul Patel, of Damascus, Sharon Gross and husband Christopher Jordan, of Bethesda, and Shelly Boone and husband Eric, of Westminster; grandsons Timothy Gross, Owen Boone and Alexander Jordan; a granddaughter, Sabrina Staas; a great-grandson, William Gross; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was the last of his immediate family.

He was predeceased by sisters Mary Harrison, Dorothy Wentzel, Mildred Virts, Doris Gross, Katherine Kramer, Betty Royer, Margaret Malone, Helen Lightner and Evelyn Pickett; and brothers Austin, Elwood, Wilbur, Donald, Carroll, Guy and Walter Gross.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, where a fireman's memorial service will be held at 8 p.m.

Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Deacon Charles E. Barnhart Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company, 39 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD 21787.

Online condolences may be made at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on July 3, 2012
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