Helen R. Gross,
84, formerly of 114 Cherry Street Danville, PA and of Vintage Knolls at
Grandview died early Saturday morning, September 13, 2003 at Grandview Health Home where she had
resided for the past three years. She was born October 30, 1918 in
Danville, PA the daughter of the late Owen G. and Sarah Mitchell Roberts.
She graduated from
Danville High School in 1936. She was employed as a medical secretary at
Geisinger Medical Center in the Pathology Department where she retired in
1980. After her retirement, she served as a volunteer at Geisinger Medical
Center. Mrs. Gross was a member of Shiloh United Church of Christ. She
enjoyed crafting and needlework.
She was married to
the late John E. Gross who preceded her in death September 4, 1967. She is
survived by one daughter, Joan E. Backenstoe and son-in-law Kenneth of
Walnutport, PA. She is also survived by three grandsons; Casey, Travis and
Cody Backenstoe and a sister Dorothy Runyan of Bloomsburg, PA. In addition
to her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers; William Roberts
and John Roberts.
A private graveside
service will be held in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA with her
pastor the Reverend Brian E. Cope officiating. Memorial contributions may
be made to Shiloh United Church of Christ 500 Bloom Street Danville, PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Miller-Visneski Funeral Home 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville, PA.