Frank Matthew "Blackie" Gross

Frank Matthew Gross "Blackie"

Frank Matthew Gross went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2011. He was born February 21, 1927 in Everett, WA and resided in the Everett area all his life.
He is survived by his wife, Virgie, of 25 years; nine children; 31 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Dorothy and Betty; and many nieces and nephews.
Frank proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Quapaw.
He was a commercial fisherman for 35 years, and was fondly known as Blackie in the industry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; sister, Ruth; brothers, Virgal and Robert; and daughter, Colleen.
A memorial service will be held at the VFW hall in Everett on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. A celebration of life will follow at 3 p.m.

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2011