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“Cathy- My mom and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Maxine and Estelle Barish - NJ

“Kathy- My mom and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Maxine and Estelle Barish - NJ

“Dear Cathy, I am very sorry to hear about your husband. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and keep you...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Robey - Cedar Brook, NJ

“I am shocked to hear of Rick's untimely passing! I wish my sincere sympathy to Cathy and Kevin. I served as Rick's principal at National Park School...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Ray Bider - Bellmawr, NJ

“I just learned about our loss of Ricky today. I am deeply saddened, and send my deepest condolences. He will be missed. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret Kean - Mahwah, NJ

“Had a great experience working with Rick Gross for 3 years at the National Park School. Also learned many recipes. May God Bless. Your teaching aide...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Sadie Fitzgerald - National Park, NJ

“Ice cream! It doesn't seem right to leave out memories of your passion with ice cream, does it, brother? Remember our nightly indulgences in the...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Gross - Warwick, NY

“I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the Gross Family. I have read the memories from Steve, and see the pain all of you are going...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Wilma Gismondi - National Park, NJ

“Back again, brother. I've been thinking about your teaching career. Teaching can be a tough gig. For me, the truly outstanding teachers were the ones...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Gross - Warwick, NY

“Okay, Bro, I'm back with another memory. You remember how we got started in selling antiques? I suppose you can blame it all on a baby rattlesnake...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Gross - Warwick, NY

“Leave a memory? Well, we certainly shared a lot of those, my brother. Maybe I'll leave one now, and come back later with more. How about the time we...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Gross - Warwick, NY

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Gross, Richard "Rick" C., 60, of Thorofare formerly of Saddle Brook, suddenly on April 2, 2010.


Mr. Rick, as he was known to his students, was a caring and compassionate man. While at Seton Hall, Rick volunteered at Camp Merry Heart, which led to his degree in Special Education at Glassboro State College. A practical, hands-on teacher of the handicapped, Mr. Rick regularly taught life skills including cooking to his students at St. John of God School in Westville, National Park, and the Regional Day School in Mannington. His many hobbies included reading and collecting sci-fi memorabilia. Rick had a huge collection of mini-bottles and sold many collectibles at the Old Mill in Mullica Hill as well as other markets, and on e-Bay as Taj Garage. He and his wife also once owned and operated a Hillary's gourmet ice cream shop in Hightstown.


Rick is the loving husband of Catherine (Gladney-Gross); beloved father of Kevin; dear brother of Cheryl and Stephen (Marcela) Gross; cherished son-in-law of Theresa Brennan-Gladney; devoted brother-in-law of 6; loving uncle of 7; adoring grand uncle of nearly 7; devoted teacher to many.

Farewell Service

A viewing will be held from 5:30 PM until 9 PM Wednesday and 11AM-Noon Thursday in the McGuinness Funeral Home 34 Hunter St. Woodbury. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Thursday. Interment will be held in Wenonah Cemetery.

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