MOUNT WOLF – Merrill M. Gross, 90, of York, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Spirit Trust Lutheran. He was the husband of the late Anna L. (Lauver) Gross who passed away February 20, 2016.
Mr. Gross was born April 4, 1927 in Thompsontown, PA. and was the son of the late Frank, Sr. and Elizabeth (Brubaker) Gross.
In 1945 he graduated from John Harris High School in Harrisburg and later from Elizabethtown College in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He was employed for over 37 years with York Container Corp in York before retiring in 1992. He was a member of York Sertoma; Manufacturers Association; National Accounting Association and St. John Lutheran Church in Mount Wolf. Merrill enjoyed giving of his time by volunteering with the Northeastern Senior Center in Mount Wolf doing VITA Tax Preparation; Meals on Wheels, and Tennis for Kids program. Merrill enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking and particularly spending time at his log cabin in Juniata County. Merrill proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WW II.
Mr. Gross is survived by his two sons, Glenn Gross and his wife Paula of Hanover, Paul Gross and his wife Carrie of York; his daughter, Diane Brick of York; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, George Gross, Frank Gross, Jr. and Norman Gross and his sister Mary Lightner.
His funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church, 28 North Third Street, Mount Wolf. Visitation will be from 9:00 to11:00 AM Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Manchester Union Cemetery. Officiating at the service will be his pastor The Reverend Jason Northridge.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 718, Mount Wolf, Pa. 17347.