Hays, Kansas – John M. Gross, age 85, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Hays Medical Center Hays, Kansas.
He was born November 20, 1929, in Joppa, Maryland to Walter and Alberta (Parks) Gross Sr. He married Joan (Shively) on November 26, 1948 in Elkton, Maryland.
He was a maintenance service planner for 22 years for Frontier Air Lines and nine years for Continental Air Lines. He retired in 1996, then moved to Hill City from Denver, CO. He has lived at Via Christi Village Care Center in Hays for two years and was a member of the Christian Church of Hill City. He was very devoted to his family, he had a great sense of humor and always had honey buns and candy ready for the grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Joan, of 66 years, of the home; four daughters, Ann Gross, Golden, CO; Susan Olezene, Littleton, CO; Terri Woods and husband, Randy, Denver, CO; Candace Juntenen and husband Brad, Westminster, CO; three grandchildren, Carissa Olezene, Beth Juntenen, Nolan Juntenen; one sister, Ruth Sutherland, Cockeysville, Maryland; one brother, Roy Gross and wife, Louise, Alexander, Virginia; and one sister-in-law, Thelma Gross, Aberdeen, Maryland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter Gross and Earl Gross.
A memorial service will be at a later date and a private family inurnment will be in Colorado. Memorial to The Christian Church of Hill City in care of the mortuary. Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 is in charge of arrangements.
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