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Robert Lee Gross

August 10, 1943 September 11, 2009
Robert Lee Gross
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Obituary for Robert Lee Gross

Robert Lee Gross was born on August 10, 1943 in Calvert County, Maryland to the late Alfred Gross and Etheline Gross Thompson. He departed this life on September 11, 2009 after a courageous struggle with cancer at the Washington Home and Community Hospices in Washington, DC.
Robert Lee was educated at Brooks High School in Calvert County, Maryland where he received his diploma. Robert was an athletic basketball player. He was the top of his class. He stood 6ft, 3in tall.
Robert Lee moved to Washington, DC after graduating from Brooks High School. He lived with his brother Kenneth and sister-in-law Shirley. He worked as a construction worker, bus driver for DC Metro Transit then for Speedy Auto Parts as a driver. He also delivered for Domino's Pizza. He was like a GPS, he learned all the back streets and major streets in the metropolitan area.
As a child Robert Lee attended St. Lukes Methodist Church in Calvert County. In later years he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Robert Lee and Christian Harris shaped the lives of two children Lisa and Lamont Gross. On July 1, 1967 Robert Lee married Darlene Morris from this union one child was born Tracy Gross and they resided in Washington, DC.
Robert Lee had a special love for his siblings and cousins. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Throughout his life he was a quiet person, he didn't like crowds. He did not like to stay in one place for a long period of time. Robert had a heart of gold. He touched many lives; he was a very loving, caring and giving person. If he had one slice of bread, he would give you half. If you knew Robert he was very tall and strong; he used to brag about his strength.
In his leisure time Robert enjoyed watching football; his favorite football team was the Washington Red Skins. He also enjoyed watching basketball, riding his bicycle and going to family gatherings. He especially enjoyed his last birthday party hosted on August 8, 2009. Robert loved playing Uno with his family. He would brag about always winning. If he lost he would say, "I will win the next game!" Robert's favorite color was red and his favorite food was potato salad.
He leaves to cherish three children: Lisa, Lamont and Tracy Gross; six grandchildren: Selena Taylor, Marvin Gross (deceased), Tarnesa Gross, Kevin Gross, Andre Gross and Remi Gross; twelve great-grandchildren, three brothers: Kenneth, Orlando and Chester Gross; two sisters, Elaine Fowler and Ellen Barnes; three sister-in-laws: Shirley, Carol and Ruth Gross; one brother-in-law, Douglas Barnes; one uncle, Daniel Brown and one Aunt, Evangline Gross. Robert Lee had a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He had one step-brother, Peter Thompson (Catherine), two step sisters, Beatrice White and Yvone (Pinkney) Garner. He also had one step brother-in-law, Jeremiah Hutchins. He leaves three very special friends, Wendy Nguyen, Sue Jones and Christian Harris.


Southern Memorial Gardens 10155 Ward Road Dunkirk, MD 20754 (map/driving directions)


11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (map/driving directions)


12:00 pm at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (map/driving directions)


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