Albert Frederick Gross, 85, of Galion, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at his home from natural causes.
Fred was born in Grundy County, TN on December 1, 1934 to Beecher E. and Lyda M. (Moffit) Gross. He married Mildred R. "Millie" Crawford on June 22, 1958 and she preceded him in death on June 12, 2008.
Fred proudly served his country in the U.S. Army form 1954-1957. He retired from Gledhill Road Machinery, where he worked from 1977-1996. Fred attended the Crestline Church of God. Fred had many talents and was considered a "Jack of all trades, Master of none". Having a green thumb, Fred loved to garden and share his vegetables with the neighbors. He tinkered with fixing garden tractors. A talented musician, Fred could play the guitar, fiddle, and banjo. He also would dabble in photography and always had a camera at family gatherings. Phone calls were important to Fred. He had a story for everyone who called. You may remember Fred having meals at Granny's Kitchen in Galion where he was a regular. He will also be remembered for his pretty blues eyes that could always get him out of trouble. He often shopped at Goodwill and garage sales for "treasures". Fred also enjoyed feeding the birds, and the day before he passed, he made a birdhouse that is in his front yard.
Fred is survived by his two children, Elizabeth "Beth" (Chad) Shade of Bucyrus, and Jeffery Gross of Galion. He loved his "girl"s, his three granddaughters, who he gave each a nickname, Brenna "Sugar Lump", Madalon "Butterfly", and Ashlin Grayce "Baby Doll". He also leaves behind his dogs, Lily and Riley. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ernest "Shorty", George "Doug", Junior "Tom" Gross, and Mary "Becky" Herr.
In light of the circumstances in our world today and keeping with the guidelines of social distancing, a private family graveside service will be held in Crawford County Memory Gardens where military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army. At a later date, a public memorial service will be held and announced on the funeral home’s website, masfh.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 223 W. Main St., Crestline is honored to serve the family of Albert "Fred" Gross. We encourage those wishing to share a memory of Fred or to offer a condolence to the Gross family may do so by visiting www.masfh.com or you may send a card to the funeral home.
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