I. J. Morris

21 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY



February 12, 1933May 14, 2020

Robert Gross - Feb 12th, 1933 – May 14th, 2020 Our Father was a loving, humble man who stood firmly on a rock of Godly principles passed down from generations. Love, respect, honesty, honor, compassion to name a few. He taught us work ethic, and humility and motivated us to pursue. Along with Mother they provided structure and a place called home, we are forever grateful. He was a loving Husband to his wife Beatrice of 62 years, loving Father to Suzy, David, and Larry and Father-in-law to Roxanne and Susan. He was a loving Brother and shared a very special relationship with his Sisters both Gloria & Linda. He was a loving and respectful Son to Fred & Esther and loving Uncle. While perched in his sunny Florida (as we were often reminded during the winter months), his Grandchildren Matthew, Brittany, Harley, Evan, Tyler, Alex & Ryan, shined more brightly in his heart than the radiant Florida Sun and clear blue sky he so often reminded us of. His Grandkids brought such joy and fulfillment to his life. The word Family was the essence of his existence. He adored ALL his family however close or distant, near or far, here or gone, family was everything to him. His friendships were so important to both Him and Mom and they shared strong bonds placing great importance on those relationships. While he struggled with depression, anxiety, and dementia, our father was strong and battled bravely. Dad sometimes shared that he wished for more success in his life. In our eyes there is no greater success than teaching the values of family, friendship, and zeal for life. Dad, we will never forget your: • Words of wisdom and life’s lessons. • Great big warm smile and loving bear hugs, (neck nestling too). • Love for music with a voice that could bring down the walls of Jericho. • Your love for animals and the uncanny likeness to your bird calls. (our Dr. Doolittle spoke with the animals frequently). • Weather updates and joyful description of the Florida sky on every call. • We will miss your back to back phone messages so long the answering machine would cut off. • Most of all, we will miss the love, bond, and strength you provided this family and lives in all of us thanks to your loving leadership. You will remain in our hearts always & forever! We Love You!


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020



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Sylvia Trevino

May 19, 2020

Dave, Roxanne and the Gross family,

Our deepest condolences to you. We met Bob and Bea on a special day. He was a most loving person and truly remarkable. May he rest in peace.

Sylvia and Eddie Trevino
Corpus Christi, Texas

Marty&Laurie Zarember

May 18, 2020

We were very upset to get the news of Cousin Bobby's passing. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Gross family. The world lost a real great guy. Please take care....Love Laurie and Marty Zarember

Barry & Leslie Zarember

May 18, 2020

We always had a special relationship with Bea and Bob. Bob used to call us constantly to keep in touch. Whenever we came to Florida we would stop at their house and were made to feel very welcome. We will miss you, Bobby.
Leslie and Barry Zarember

Alex Gross

May 18, 2020

Gentleness and kindness are two traits that our world seems to be deprived of at the moment. Being gentle and kind to one another makes waves in a world that is in need of it, and our grandfather was the embodiment of that. Whether it was wanting to play professional baseball, serve in the Army, or playing music, he always showed his full support for what we wanted to do. He was so proud of our dreams and passions, and he wanted to make it clear to us. That goes a long way when the going gets tough and we start to doubt ourselves, and to know that he was always there to support us no matter what, is what keeps us pushing forward in times of hardship. He left us with so much knowledge and wisdom for us to apply to our everyday lives. At the time of this writing, Tyler wants to serve in the Army, I want to study lions in Africa, and Ryan wants to be a social worker. In pursuing our dreams, we will seek to do it with the same gentleness and kindness that our grandfather so often showed us.
On behalf of Tyler, Ryan, and myself, we salute you Poppy. Thank you for everything and we love you and we’ll miss you. Rest in Peace

Love you always,
Tyler, Alex, and Ryan

Shelley Franco

May 17, 2020

Dave, Roxanne, and the Gross family:
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Robert Gross.

He seems to have been a very kind and awesome person . May he Rest In Peace.

Aunt Shelley and Uncle Eddie Franco
Corpus Christi, Texas

Stefanie Leone

May 17, 2020

Dear Uncle Bob.,
To start off I love you and will always miss you. You were by far the best Uncle a niece could ever have. . i Have countless great memories of you from our Passover Seders on Cropsey Ave to you taking my cousins out to our house in the summer for a swim ( you and grandpa’s slide incident) will never forget that one , and so much more. I love you Uncle and will miss you dearly. Please give hugs and kisses to Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Linda. I am sure they are happy to see you but we are sad to let you go. I love you.
Love Always, Stefanie

Eric Edelman

May 16, 2020

Truly the only uncle i ever had and what a wonderful one he was. I will forever miss his voice,sense of humor,ultra-long phone conversations,and his genuine love that was always obvious to everyone who knew him. He was such a huge part of our wonderful family, and although gone from this world I can only imagine he's doing the horah with his sister Linda,and his mom and dad. Rest in peace my wonderful uncle. I will never forget all of the wonderful memories. Love,your nephew Eric

Larry Gross

May 16, 2020

Dear Dad,

The chirping birds of Kim Ave in Smithtown have new meaning in our hearts and remind us of you every day. Thank you for your unconditional love and all the memories. We look forward to your spiritual visitations and the day we get to see each other again.
With Everlasting Love


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