Robert “Bob” Eugene Gross, 80, passed away at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 11, 1932 in Alton, IL the son of Irene Marion Rice.
He married Dolores Carmona in Alton on July 15, 1967. She survives.
Robert served in the US Navy and then worked for McDonnell Douglas as a sheet metal worker.
In addition, to spending time with his loving wife, Lola, Robert loved spending time with the South Texas Mustang Club, trout fishing, traveling.
Robert is survived by his wife, Dolores Gross of Bethalto, a daughter and son-in-law, Terri & Louis Williams of Alton, a son and daughter-in-law, Mark & Colleen Gross of Hardin, and a son and daughter –in-law, Ric & Linda Gross of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Steven Williams, Justin Williams, Shannon & Derek Boxdorfer, Corey Dey, Joshua Gross, Brianne and Taylor Gross; five great grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Richard & June Gross and William Gross, all of Florida.
In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Joan Gross.
In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Staten- Fine Funeral Home in Alton.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 am Thursday, April 4, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.
Memorials may be made to: American Heart Association or South Texas Mustang Club