Leo Gross


Leo G. Gross, 80, of Longmont, Colo. died Jan. 3, 2001 in Longmont, Colo. He was born April 15, 1920 in Waldo, Kan., the son of George and Mary (Luder) Gross.

He moved to Hill City, Kan.,as a young boy and later to Denver, where he graduated from East High School.

He married Mary Jean Aldom in Morrison, Colo., and they were together for more than 61 years. During World War II, Mr. Gross and his wife served as civilian employees in the US Navy at the Naval Base of Mare Island, Calif.

They returned to Denver, where Mr. Gross was a supervisor at Gates Rubber Company. He then became involved in the lumber business when the family moved to Sterling, Colo. The Grosses moved to Arizona in 1958 and lived in Phoenix, and Payson, where Mr. Gross was a custom home builder and contractor. He retired in 1989, when he moved to Longmont.

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Gross enjoyed camping and fishing. He also had a special interest in woodworking.

Survivors include his wife Mary Jean Gross of Longmont, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Mardy McCurdy and her husband Bob; four nephews; and two nieces, including Katie Law of Hill City, Kan.

He wass preceded in death by his daughter, Judith Ann Baker.

Memorial services were held Jan. 8 at Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colo.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Boulder County Division, 3135 23rd St., Boulder, Colo. 80304.

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