Gordon D. Gross, 75, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away February 17, 2020.
Mr. Gross was born in New London CT to Gordon and Violet Gross.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State University and his Master’s in Education from University of Hartford which led to his 30 year service as a teacher in the public school system. After retirement in the schools he went on to work for many years as a Coordinator and Counselor for the Connecticut Department of Labor.
He was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the U. S. Army and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088 where he was active with the Chapter Scholarship Program, a program to provide college funding to graduating area high school seniors. He also enjoyed participating in other VVA projects and events. He loved to ride his scooter in the local parades with all his VVA buddies.
Mr. Gross loved musicals and was a 30-year sponsor of the Good Speed Opera House in CT. He was an avid art collector and a very generous and thoughtful person. He was known as a true gentleman who believed in doing things the right way.
Mr. Gross is survived by his sister, Linda J. Little, of Fernandina Beach; a brother, Alan W. Gross (Lisa Tibbitts) of Madison CT; nieces, Kristin A. Cryder (Kristofer Werder) and Erin S. Cutshaw (Mark); great nieces, Ava Cole (Stevie), Ansley, Amelia and Addison Cutshaw; and many cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Green Pine Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors. Please arrive by 1:30.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the VVA Chapter 1088 Scholarship Fund. 463688 SR 200, Suite 1-412, Yulee, FL 32097
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