Samuel Gross ’46 died on August 3, 2010, in Sarasota, Florida.
(The following was provided by The Plain Dealer on August 8, 2010)
Dr. Samuel Gross of Sarasota, FL, and formerly of Moreland Hills, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010. He was born in Dorchester, MA; one of seven children of Albert and Rose Gross. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Ina and four children, Tom, Abby, Sara, and Ellen as well as seven grandchildren. After serving in the Marine Corps in WWII, he graduated from Bowdoin College and received his MA from Amherst, where he was a member of the honor society Sigma Xi, and then his MD from the University of Rochester Medical School. His post-graduate training was at CWRU where he subsequently ran the division of pediatric hematology/oncology at Babies and Children’s Hospital for twenty-three years. Later he held the same position at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Upon retiring, he became professor emeritus. During his years in Gainesville, he was active on the National Board of the Leukemia Society of America. He semi-retired to Chapel Hill, NC, and was affiliated with Duke University and the University of North Carolina until his move to Sarasota in 2004. Recently, he volunteered at a Sarasota medical clinic and was active in the Lifelong Learning Program at the University of South Florida.