Obituary for Philip "Phil" Gross
Philip James Gross, 87, of York died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive, York. He was the husband of Dolores Helen (Waltersdorff) Gross. Mr. and Mrs. Gross celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on December 31, 2017.
Born May 5, 1930 in York, he was the son of the late Philip B. and Catherine L. (Danley) Gross.
Phil was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He owned Phil Gross Pontiac-Buick in Red Lion.
Phil was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the former Otterbein United Methodist Church. He was a member of the White Rose Lodge 706, F&AM of York, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple, York Forest #30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and the York County Shrine Club. He was also a member of the National League of Masonic Clubs, Turkey Buzzards, Hawk Gunning Club, BD Social Club of Royal Fire Company #6, and the Rescue Fire Company #4. Phil also enjoyed playing golf.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Christine G. Rodrick and her husband, Bruce of York and Mary Gross Marsteller and her husband, Tom Robinson of Apex, NC; a son, Philip J. Gross, II and his wife, Karen of York; 6 grandchildren, Lorissa McCarty, Lindsey Murphy, Philip J. Gross, III, Jacob E. Gross, Bradley Marsteller, and Emily Marsteller Fullmer; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary E. Feeser, a brother, David D. Gross, a son-in-law, Brad Marsteller, and a great grandson, Lucas Conde.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 340 E. Market Street, York with his pastor, the Rev. Donald R. Slaybaugh, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery. A viewing will be held Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church with a Masonic Service conducted by his lodge beginning at 10:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.