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Obituary for BRYAN S. GROSS
Bryan Sylvester Gross was born March 29, 1970 to the late Mary Lou Gross. Tykie (as he was known), departed this life at his home on December 27, 2012, in Lanham, Maryland. Bryan was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and lived most of his life from the seat of a wheelchair. After a period of time, it was determined that Bryan's home care needed to be supplemented with additional professional medical services, therefore, his care was trusted to the Great Oak Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. During his stay, the family still has fond memories of spontaneous home visits on weekends, holidays, and during the summer breaks. The long road trips were well worth the drive, while asking Mom, 'Are we there yet?' For long term care, in 1995, Bryan was transferred to the Cameron House in Lanham, Maryland until his passing. During his stay he attended the Arc of Bridges Program, located In Largo, Maryland where he enjoyed receiving his daily massages, and various therapeutic activities. His favorites were his warm, vibrating pillow and vibrating bed. Bryan also enjoyed music, movies, and stimulating storytelling. Although, Bryan could not respond verbally, he was always a great ear for conversation. Bryan had his own personal caregiver, Mr. Daniel Oyewole, with whom he shared a special bond. During their daily strolls through the neighborhood, Bryan awaited his neighbors to say 'Hello Bryan', his smile was warm and radiant because he knew he was the center of attention. In his own way, Bryan let it be known to other staff he needed Mr. Daniel's special touch. He was Bryan's traveling earthly Angel. Bryan leaves to mourn, his siblings, Robert Gross (Rita), Glenn Gross, Linda Commodore (Obbie), Michael Gross, Marlo Hawkins (Donnie), Angela Dixon (Matthew), his caretaker, Mr. Daniel Oyewole, his caseworker, Sharlett Onyemenem, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.