OBITUARY

James Howard Gress Jr.

June 30, 1929June 22, 2019
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On June 22, 2019; JAMES HOWARD GRESS, JR. passed away. He is the beloved husband of Betty Lee Gress (nee Taylor); loving father of James Howard Gress III, the late Linda Lee Ross, Gail Jean Harris and her husband Ronald, Cathy J. Wilson and her husband Richard, and Steven C. Gress and his wife Julia Elizabeth; cherished grandfather of twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; dear brother of Melvin and the late Charles Gress.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 27 from 3-5 & 7-9PM at the Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. A funeral service will be celebrated 11AM, Friday, June 28 at the funeral home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. For those desiring, donations may be made in his memory to Audubon Maryland – DC, 2901 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2019

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Tom Keene

June 25, 2019

Super Gentleman. He and Betty Lee were special friends of our Parents. He will be miss and wishing his family the Very Best in this difficult time.
Miss all the Gress Family. Great childhood hanging with their kids
Love TK.

Karen Stone

June 25, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. James was the inspiration and head of one of the most wonderful families I have met and now have the honor of calling family myself. He has left himself quite a legacy and the family just keeps on growing. I will keep all of you in my prayers and know that James will be watching over all of you now from above.

All My Love,
Karen/ Aunt Karen

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Biography

On June 22, 2019; JAMES HOWARD GRESS, JR. passed away. He is the beloved husband of Betty Lee Gress (nee Taylor); loving father of James Howard Gress III, the late Linda Lee Ross, Gail Jean Harris and her husband Ronald, Cathy J. Wilson and her husband Richard, and Steven C. Gress and his wife Julia Elizabeth; cherished grandfather of twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; dear brother of Melvin and the late Charles Gress.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 27 from 3-5 & 7-9PM at the Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. A funeral service will be celebrated 11AM, Friday, June 28 at the funeral home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. For those desiring, donations may be made in his memory to Audubon Maryland – DC, 2901 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.