Bernard Gross, 97, born March 11, 1914, passed away peacefully June 11, 2011.
Our dad, aka Bernie, Bar, Mr. G to his friends, lived a long and interesting life. He was born in Chicago, and graduated from De Paul Law School before joining the U.S. Army. Before enlisting, he met the love of his life. Sylvia Lampe, from Bessemer, Mich. They were married at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. in 1942, and have remained married and in love for the last 68 years.
Our dad started as a lieutenant in a tank battalion and was later transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s office in France during World War II. After the war, Bernie went to work for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office where he ended his career as head of the Major Frauds Division. He went on to serve as a judge in Truckee, Calif. He never really retired from work or gave up his love craps and the ponies.
Bar was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Dora Gross; and all of his five siblings. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; his daughters, Pam (Mike) Christensen and Wendy (Vince) Aiello; and his son, David (Liz) Gross. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Tony, Wendy, and Tammy Contreras; several great-grandchildren; his niece, Dorla (Bill) Dautrich; and nephew Alan (Judy) Gross. His zest for life will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-noon Monday, June 20, at La Paloma Funeral Services, 5450 Stephanie St. Services will follow at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd. To paraphrase from his favorite TV show, Seinfeld, “Good night, Dad, you were great.”