Richard Gros, 67

Richard Gros, 67, passed away at his home on Dec. 24, 2016. Born in Passaic, N.J., on Sept. 29, 1949, he was the son of the late John Gros and Augusta Veenema.

Gros married Linda Frey on Feb. 26, 1972, and to their union three children were born: Richard Gros Jr., and Christopher and Daniel Gros.

Gros was a devoted father and husband. He was very friendly and made friends quickly. He was a good person and helped people when he could. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Upper Greenwood Lake Ambulance Squad, a member of Hawthorne Fire Company #3 and operations manager for Pequanock Disposal.

In addition to his parents, Gros was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Torma and George Gros. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Gros; three sons, Richard Gros Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Ridgewood, N.J., Christopher Gros and his wife, Ellen, of Ellenville, N.Y., and Daniel Gros and his wife, Stephanie, of Vernon, N.J.; a sister, Georgia Cina and her husband, Sal, of Lodi, N.J.; and nine grandchildren, Vincent, Jacob, Jared, Haley, Ryan, Tyler, Johnathan, Matthew and Isabella.

A memorial service and interment will be held on April 22, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 75 North Church Road, Sparta, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northern New Jersey Veterans Cemetery (email or Compassionate Care Hospice; 20165 Office Cir.; Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent online at