Brian GrossFebruary 16, 1960 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 57)
Brian Gross, 57, Streetsboro, Ohio, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Parma, Ohio.
He was born February 16, 1960 in Hays the son of Norman and Erma (Leiker) Gross. He attended Munjor Grade School, Lincoln Grade School and graduated from Hays High School and Salina Vo-Tech with a degree in mechanics. In his youth, he was a newspaper carrier for the Hays Daily News and he also worked for Hays Land and Cattle. He worked for UPS for many years in Hays and Salina, and he opened a Greek’s Pizzeria in Hutchinson, Kansas. For nearly the last twenty years, he worked for Ultimate Wash in Streetsboro, Ohio as a mechanic. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #40166 in Schoenchen.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather; Erma and Jim Dinges of Hays, a sister; Sharon Gross of Overland Park, a step-brother; Mark Dinges and wife Tina of Kansas City, five step-sisters; Helen Werth and husband Vince of Munjor, Belinda Braun and husband Andy of Victoria, Judy Mulford and husband Matt of Lawrence, Sherry Stettinger and husband John of Great Bend, and Stephanie Heil-Grover and husband Mark of Portland, CT, and numerous step nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; Norman Gross, grandparents; Leo and Angela Leiker, and Martin and Amelia Gross, step-brother; Harry Dinges, step-nephew; Dan Braun, and many aunts and uncles.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Monday, January 15, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor with Fr. Jarett Konrade officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Sunday and from 8:30 am until 9:30 on Monday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:00 pm, a vigil service will be at 6:30, and a Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 7:00, all on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested in Brian’s memory to the St. Francis Cemetery Fund, Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever, or for masses, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com