Charles W. Gross, Sr., 80

Charles W. Gross, Sr., 80, of East Petersburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Mennonite Home.  Born in Allentown, PA, he was the son of the late Warren and Isabel (Clader) Gross.  He was the husband of Nancy (Masey) Gross.

Charles was a 1949 graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War.  He was an excellent marksman and was California State Champ for Trap Shooting.  He retired from Case New Holland with 34 years of service as a supervisor.  He was self-employed as Charles W. Gross Commercial Artist throughout his life.  He worked 42 years for the PA Game Commissions and was very proud to be a Wildlife Conservation Officer.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and painting wildlife.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Nancy, are 4 sons: Rev. Charles “Charlie” W. Gross, Jr. (Lisa) of Lancaster, John “Tim” T. Gross of Conestoga, Kenneth E. Gross (Cindy) of Santa Barbara, CA, Garry E. Gross (Bonnie) of Pine Grove; 2 step-sons: Lloyd Leed (Cindy) of Landisville and Jerry Leed (Robin) of Manheim; 8 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild and 4 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers: Richard Gross (Jane) of Keswick, VA and Thomas Gross of Harrisburg.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 with Rev. Stephen P. Fritz officiating.  A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 AM at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Conestoga Memorial Park at 2 PM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Mennonite Home Communities, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.  To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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It is with sadness, that we read of the death of Mr. Gross.  Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to each member of the family.  Know that you are in our thoughts as you say your goodbyes.
If we can help in any way, please call on us.
Peace through Love,
Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Judson McConnell (Peggy and Judd)

Charlie, Lisa & Family

Sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in our thoughts at this time of sadness.

Our deepest sympathy.
Dan & Sue Smith

There is a better life beyond this one.  That’s what holds us together at a time like this.  If he was half the man his son is, that’s enough to have the assurance of the life that is beyond.  
Jeanie & Jack Maisch

Charlie and family,

Our sympathy and our prayers go to you and your family.

Frank and Jan Lasak

Charlie and Family,

We are sorry to hear about your father, Please know that we are keeping you in our prayers. May you find peace in knowing that God is with you during this sad time.

David and Sue Haverstock

Oh Charlie we’re so sorry about your dad’s death.  Elizabeth and I send you our prayers and will hold you in our prayers. Thank you, too, for your model of being by your dad’s side.

tom & elizabeth dodge

Nancy and family, Our condolences to you in your time of sorrow. Mary Warrenfeltz and family.

May GOD bless and comfort you and your family at this time of loss.  Charlie was an asset to the Game Commission and we appreciated his time and service to the wildlife resources.

Chuck Lincoln,
Law Enforcement Supervisor
Southeast Region Pennsylvania Game Commission

So sorry to hear about the death of your father. May God comfort you as you grieve. We both send blessings to you and your family.

Douglas and Kristine Hileman

To: Nancy, Charlie, Tim, Ken and Gary.

Carol and I both express our sympathy to you all at this time.  We certainly can empathize with you.  These are the times to reflect on all the wonderful times that were had with your husband and father.  In so many things in life, I see that Johnny Mercer’s song of years ago–We’ve got to Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative. Don’t mess with Mr. In between–is fitting.  I remember well the many times that Charlie would be telling about a humorous incident and the expressions he would use as he related all the details about it, his very creative art work and his duties and activities as a Game Warden.  I always enjoyed the times we shared with Charlie in family get togethers. We will miss Charlie and pray that he rests in peace.

May you all be richly blessed as we continue on in life until that day when we can all join together to celebrate Eternity and our existence in His Heavenly Kingdom.

With Love and Sympathy
Bud Truxal

Charlie, Lisa and family,

My condolences on the passing of your father. Although you know your father is with God it is still had to have them leave us. You are in my prayers.

Jackie Caleb


Charlie, you are in our prayers. –
Daniel Moore

Dear Charlie, Lisa and family,
God has blessed you through the life of your father.  His kindness and love is easily seen in and through you, his family.  Know that your friends are praying for your family in this sad time. 
Blessings to you,
Ed Martin

Charlie, Lisa, and Family,
Very sorry to hear of your dad’s death.
Love and Blessings,
Chuck and Rosey

Charlie and Lisa,
I know how you devoted yourselves to your dad during the last few years in seeing that he had quality care and in being there for him as he struggled with the changes in his life.  Now I pray that you and the whole family may find peace and harmony in sharing grief and finding solace.  May God grant all of you the peace that does pass understanding.  Let that peace like a river flow gently in the coming days.

Nan Best

Dear Charlie and Family,
our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. He is at home with the Lord.
Gail and Joe Scott

Dear Charlie and Family, 
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.  We are sure your family will always cherish the many wonderful memories you have of your Dad.

God Bless.
Don & Shirley Monroe

Charlie, Lisa and family,
You are in my prayers.
Frank Jury

Charlie, Lisa and family,
May God surround you with His comfort.
You are in our prayers.
In His peace,
Becky Kopp
Audrey & Bob Youmans

Charlie,  The Lord God has called your father home.  But the love that your father gave to you and others lives on in your lives.  Know that you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.  God’s grace is sufficient for you!

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