November 15, 1946 ~ September 11, 2008
Rochester: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at age 61. Survived by his mother, Bernice Manley; loving wife, Rose Gross; sons, Richard (Debbie) Gross, & Ryan (Lisa Testa) Gross; daughters, Renee (Angelo) Spagnolo & Robin (Robert Rosario) Gross; grandchildren, Ricky, Brandon, Eddie, Joey, Alexis, Jessica & Hannah; brother, Glenn (Janet) Gross; sisters, Carol (James) Spork & Annmarie Zona; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy and served in Vietnam. Richard was the current Commander of the Monroe County VFW and is the past-commander of the VFW #6595 Keith Miller Post. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #468. Richard will be sadly missed and loved his family and his country. Friends may call Tuesday 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Wednesday 11:30 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. Interment in held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of Pittsburgh, Cardiothoracic Surgery “HLESI”, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 in his memory.