Harold Gene Gross

July 12, 1928November 19, 2020

Harold Gene Gross, age 92 of Dayton, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 19, 2020. He was born in Quicksand, KY and was preceded in death by his parents Rader and Margaret Gross; sisters Adeline Landrum, Virginia Turner, Mary Lois Boggs as well as brothers William Henry Gross, Earl Gross, John Arthur Gross, and Russell Gross.

Harold is survived by his wife Janice Gross; son and daughter-in-law Harold Edward and Diane Gross; daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Rex Easley; grandchildren Megan Milburn and Eric Easley; great-grandchild Frederick Milburn; sister Eleanor Weiffenbach, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Edwin and Judy Bush and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gene Gross was a man of faith, love and service to others. He graduated from Breathitt County High School and after some course work at Lee Junior College, he served his country in the Korean War, a pivotal experience in his life in which he met people from across the country who became his friends. He began his professional life as a surveyor during which time he met his cherished wife of 66 years, Janice Gross. They moved to Dayton, a city Gene loved with unabashed enthusiasm. He worked for the city and through hard work and talent, retired as the Superintendent of Water Distribution. Gene then began a second career as a consultant for Woolpert and notably helped supervise the 675 construction project. Most important during his professional career was his care for and of his employees as well as his integrity. Gene loved his family and was a wonderful husband, an exceptional father and a loving grandfather. He had a heart for service and served in many capacities at both the Huber Heights Church of God and then at Fairhaven Church, where they have worshipped for the last 30 years. Gene loved helping others and would clear the walks of his neighbors at each snowfall. He enjoyed watching birds in his meticulously maintained yard. Gene attended every single cross-country meet that his grandchildren ran, handing them a frosty Gatorade as they crossed the finish line. He was proud to attend their rites of passage: Eagle Scout ceremonies, band competitions and concerts, graduations and white coat ceremonies. At the very end, he loved seeing photos and videos of his precious great grandson Frederick James (who lives in Japan.) His ever positive and cheerful outlook on life made him a remarkable man who lived in peace and goodwill with all who knew him. He will be missed by so many. The family would like to thank Miller Farm and the Kindred Hospice team (especially January) for their kind and excellent care of Gene, a task made more difficult by the pandemic.

A graveside service will be held for close family and friends at 1:30pm on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Miami Valley Memory Gardens, 1639 E Lytle 5 Points Road, Centerville, OH 45458. Services in care of Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Location.



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dale gillette

November 22, 2020

I send my condolences to the Janice and Gross family. My memories of Gene started at Fairhaven.

Rex Easley

November 22, 2020

Gene was my father-in-law and I knew him for more than 40 years. He is one of the finest men I have known, a person of deep integrity, ever cheerful and full of Christian faith, peace and goodwill toward everyone. I will always miss him and the vital role he filled in the family.

Steve Turner

November 21, 2020

Aunt Janice, Kim and Ed. So sorry for your loss but rejoice that he's in Heaven at peace. I'm thankful that this great man was in my life and set the example that yes, a decent man can make it in the business world. Love you all and prayers.

Russell Gross

November 21, 2020

Dear Aunt Janice, Kim, Eddie and your family,

My deepest condolences at the tremendous loss of Uncle Gene. He was a fine man, and will be forever remembered by those who were fortunate enough to know him. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories of happy times together during this sad time.
Much love to each of you.
Russell V. Gross, Jr. (Rusty)


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