Edwin B. Gross

Edwin B. Gross, born in the Bronx, New York, died at age 83. Ed was one of four children born to Laura and Arthur Gross. He graduated from Pace College in 1952 majoring in accounting.

Ed served in the U. S. Army in 1946-47. After graduating from Pace College, he had financial positions with Isbrantsen Steamship  Lines, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Grumman Aerospace Corp. and Page Communications. In 1972 Ed switched his talents to selling insurance, concentrating on the corporate market. He belonged to the Million Dollar Roundtable, Life   Underwriters (L.U.T.C. Fellow) and other insurance associations.

Working with kids, Ed was a Boy Scout leader, president of the Fairfax Police Youth Club, coach of various football, baseball and basketball teams as well as a referee for years. He spent 25 years in various positions with the Fairfax Police Youth Club.

Ed was elected to the school board, serving as vice president, while living on Long Island, NY. As a member of Bryce Resort, he served on many committees, using his financial background to advantage. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Guild, and other organizations.

Surviving Ed is his wife, Mary Ellen, whom he married in 1957, sons, James Gross of Sterling, VA, Michael Gross of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steven Gross of Roanoke, VA and a daughter, Karin Pifer of Ashburn, VA; six grandchildren, Jesse Gross of Raleigh, NC, Heather Matthews of Killeen, Texas, Brandon Gross of Fort Wayne, Hannah, Tucker and Evan Gross of Roanoke. Also surviving are four great grandchildren, Isaac, Morgan, Trinity Elliott and Sage Matthews of Killeen, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be Monday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of The Shenandoah Roman Catholic Church in Basye by Father Richard Ley.  Burial will follow at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bryce Resort for the golf course beautification.

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7 Condolences to Edwin B. Gross

  1. celeste m. katlic & James F. Katlic Jr. says:

    We were all deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Ed’s passing. All of our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his many close friends. He will be greatly missed. I knew he loved his family, loved playing golf and tennis, along with fixing the turkey on Thanksgiving Day. We love you all, Celeste & Jim Katlic

  2. My deepest condolences to you Steve, your family and all of those who loved by your dad. says:

    In Sympathy,

    Michelle Haibon

  3. Patti and Ken Jaeggi says:

    MaryEllen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God bless you.

  4. Joe S says:

    Mary Ellen,
    Sorry to hear of your loss of Ed, as he was the nicest kindness man man I ever met and only sorry I didn’t meet him earlier in life.

  5. The Shaffers says:

    Our deepest sympathy during this time of heartache. God bless your family and the wonderful life that Ed was so proud of of.

  6. The Minis says:

    Steve, we are all thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort to your family during this time. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you.

  7. Cathy Harman says:

    Steve and family-
    I was so sorry to hear of your precious dad’s passing. He was obviously quite the family man and faithful supporter of youth athletics and school activities with a keen mathmatical mind and beautiful servant’s heart….sounds just like you, Steve! I’m sure you’re comforted by the words he’s hearing right now, “Well done, good and faithful servant”; however, for the huge earthly void, I pray you will find comfort and peace through the prayers being lifted up on your behalf by many, many friends, like Rick and me.