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Joan Anne Gross Obituary
February 1, 1935 - March 28, 2016 Joan Anne Gross, 81, passed away peacefully from complications from COPD and lung disease. Born in Montreal to Francis and Mildred Nevins, Joan had a trailblazing career as a female executive in the advertising industry during the heart of the "Mad Men" era. Working at Young & Rubicam in New York, and later Los Angeles, Joan eventually rose to the position of Vice President. She retired in 1980 to spend more time raising her son. In 1991, she moved to Murrieta Hot Springs with her husband, television writer Jack Gross Jr., where she enjoyed crossword puzzles, travel, and serving as president of her homeowner's association. She moved back to Beverly Hills upon Jack's death in late 2007. Joan spent her last two years making many new friends at the Watermark Beverly Hills. Joan's family wishes to thank Dr. Andy Wachtel and his staff Cedars-Sinai hospital, as well as Jorge, Guisella and Rosa Ramos. Joan is survived by her son, Beverly Hills Weekly Publisher Josh Gross, two brothers, nieces and nephews. At her request there will be no service. You couldn't ask for a better mother than Joan.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 29, 2016
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