GROSS, Edward, 83 years young of St. Petersburg passed away November 8th 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Ed was born on October 29th 1936 in Atlantic City, NJ. He and his family moved to St. Petersburg in 1976. Ed was an accomplished musician in a German Folk band and a talented dancer. He was a longtime member of the German American Society of St. Petersburg. He was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Paul’s Church. Ed proudly devoted 22 years of service to the United States Army including three tours of combat, culminating as a Special Agent in the CID. Upon retirement from the military, he received his Master’s Degree Summa cum Laude from the University of Tampa. ED then held the position of Chief of Ambulatory Care at Baypines VA Hospital for 21 years.
Ed Gross was a loving and devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ingeburg, four children: Roswitha (Schumacher), Eddie, Robert, and Michelle (Myrick); and two grandsons Robert and Nicholas.
As the anchor of our family, he will eternally be loved and missed. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, November 14th at 11AM at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Burial with full military honors to follow at 1PM at Bay Pines National Cemetery.