Relaxing on our deck, May 2014.
Herbert Gross
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 1, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 12, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Canandaigua, New York, United States
Let the memory of Herbert (Herb, Dad, Daddy, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, W1USE) be with us forever

Welcome to this memorial website, created in memory of our loved one, Herbert (Herb, Dad, Daddy, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, W1USE) Gross, 92, born October 1, 1921 and passed away September 12, 2014.  We hope this site will be a blessing to those who visit. 

Please feel free to add your remembrances of your times with Dad as either a "new chapter", a "story" or a "tribute" as well as reflect on others'.  We encourage you to upload photos, also.  Thank you for being such an important part of Dad's life.  We know he was loved and admired by many, both near and far. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tim Walker on 29th November 2016

"Herb and Evie were near neighbors for several years here in CT.  He was always willing to help the Ham Club on any project that needed doing.  We also visited them many times at Gross Point on our annual trip to the North.  They were always wonderful hosts and we loved their beautiful and peaceful place on Lake Clear.  They must be there now enjoying the serenity that they deserved.

Betty and Tim Walker, KC1PUP & W1GIG"

This tribute was added by Ed Ashway on 29th November 2016

"I remember Herb and Evie from many years as fellow ham radio operators in the Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club, GNARC. Many other members especially remember Herb's willingness to allow us to memorialize Evelyn's amateur radio call sign, N1EV, which is now the call sign of the GNARC Contest Club. N1EV has been used for every Amateur Radio Field Day operation and other special on the air events since 2000.  I'm sure the call sign N1EV has been heard around the world on many occasions. Both are missed dearly."

This tribute was added by Antje Dirksen-Post on 1st October 2016

"Miss him. Herbert was a gentleman and a fellow traveler in this world.
Thanks for keeping this site alive, dear Gross family.
73,
Antje N2OMA in Wayne County, NY"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Gross on 1st October 2016

"Happy Birthday, Dad. I bought cookies in your honor from the Farmer's Market today.  We love you and  miss you; your stories, laugh and encouragement.  We were thinking about you so much in our travels this summer.  We sure enjoyed our visit at The Point with Shirley, Bobbie, Bernie and Betty and think you and Mom kind of enjoyed it, too.  XO, Sarah"

This tribute was added by Bernard Warde on 14th September 2015

"Herb introduced me to ham radio around 1989.  He became a good friend over the years.  So glad he was part of my life.  I miss him."

This tribute was added by Jonathan Gross on 12th September 2015

"Some days it seems like yesterday, other days like so long ago.  We miss you, Dad, in so many ways and for so many reasons.  We've enjoyed taking you on hikes with us and leaving you in some of your very favorite places (Grand Canyon, Ramsey Canyon, Prescott AZ).  Somehow, I still can't bring myself to go to Gross Point yet. It seems too final somehow.  Perhaps next year.  We love you!  Love, Sarah"

This tribute was added by Debbie Hinde on 12th September 2015

"Thank you Shirley!  I miss you Dad.  Over the past year, I have thanked you many times for what I have learned from you and for the things I enjoy.  But for the life of me, I still can't figure out all the wiring and gadgets in that Van!  Peaceful travels, Love, Debbie."

This tribute was added by Shirley Kristan on 12th September 2015

"All summer long Herb was present in so many ways; not only by myself, but other friends.  I will always remember him fondly. Sincerely, Shirley Kristan."

This tribute was added by Kurt & Anneliese Dorbath on 10th October 2014

"I have known Herb since I was 12 yrs. old. That is a period of 65 yrs.!!!
Herb introduced us to RVing. We had so many wonderful times together.
We were the SOB's (some other brand) of RV on the many times we were out in the winter snows. Herb was always there to help someone who needed it.  We will always have wonderful memories!!"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Gross on 1st October 2014

"Happy Birthday, Dad. Our first without you in a long time.  I sure hope they serve carrot cake in heaven.  We love you!"

This tribute was added by Grace Roberto on 30th September 2014

"Herb and Evie, then Barbara too have visited me everywhere I have lived since I moved from being back door neighbors when I went away to college years ago.  The only requirement Herb had was that my driveway could fit the tralier:) I made sure it did. The visits were always a time to relax and catch up and never long enough. I will miss hearing and reading about his adventures, especially the ones he is on now.  I can imagine his delight. God Bless You, Herb.  Love always, Florence Grace Roberto"

This tribute was added by john chromy on 24th September 2014

"We first met Herb and Evy at one of those Thursday night Dinners at the Hotel Saranac 20+years ago where we learned that we were both members of WCCI and active in Ham Radio.We enjoyed dinners together at Gross Pt-and later at the Red Fox with the radio group on Friday nights.The news-letters kept us up to date and "in touch".We missed visiting with him at Gross Pt this year and saddened thatwe would never see or hear him again.Our sincere sympathy to his family 73&88s   John[K3CNI] and Millie"

This tribute was added by Phil Mozeika on 22nd September 2014

"My wife Nancy and I had the good fortune to meet Herb and Barb at the Delorme map store in Maine several years ago.   We parked our Sportsmobile next to his.  As it happens we shared many common interests HAM, Adorondacks, Sportmobile, Folbot, traveling the USA.   He shared many stories of his travels and wrote great "newsletters".  Although we had to sell our Sportsmobile we had the opportunity to visit him at the Airstream on Gross Point a few times when camping in the area.   We regret not getting there this year.
We will,fondly remember him as we resume some travels of our own and certainly every time we see a camper van."

This tribute was added by Frank Guros on 21st September 2014

"We were saddened to hear of his death but he left us a WBCCI eternal legacy.His helpulness and willingness to assist us was always appreciated. Meeting him when we joined WBCCI in about 1967 left a positive imprint. Evy  and Herb were always busy and always  were  interesting but never too busy to talk to friends.  The winter campouts were great and the dinners for 11 or 12 where every one was seated except Evy because she served it all. The times at Gross Point watching the chipmonks gorge themselves on peanuts they took out of her pocket.  All these things, the laughs and the tears as life passed on. We were so lucky to know both of them.  Herb alway was our exampie on how to live well,  Love Frank and Nora Guros"

This tribute was added by Harold Borkan on 21st September 2014

"I am the five-year-younger ‘kid cousin’ of Herb Gross who felt that he was my idol.  He was a boy scout who played the trumpet and I did the same.  Some of my wonderful early memories were at boy-scout camp together and of meeting him in New York where he treated me to my first, and many, Broadway shows and dinners.  
Our families were very close even though they lived in Connecticut and we lived in New Jersey.  He was the perennial camper in his luxurious Airstream trailer.  I too loved travelling with my wife and our three sons, but we used motels and tailgated our meals.  Many times he arranged his itinerary to visit us in Princeton.  I am especially thankful that he made extended visits to see me in each of the last three years and we had precious time together.  
      Our thoughts are with his family - Jon and Sarah, Debbie and Tim, and David.                       Cousin Harold and Hazel"

This tribute was added by Henry Schwalenstocker on 20th September 2014

"We first met Herb and Evelyn via ham radio when we arrived in Saranac Lake.  We enjoyed his company while he was at "Gross Point"
He enjoyed eating at the Red Fox and we regularly met him there for dinner on Friday evening.  We corresponded regularly while he was on his annual trip to warmer weather.  His regular e-mailed reports were a joy to read. We miss him but have wonderful memories.
73, Hank (W2RXL) and Kay"

This tribute was added by Charles Donen on 20th September 2014

"We feel really bad on our loss. He was a sweet,nice,friendlyand compitent person. Full of life and joy. He will be missed.."

This tribute was added by william chazotte on 20th September 2014

"Marianne and I share your sadness at the loss of your father.  We very much enjoyed the visits of Herb and Evelyn to Long Lake where they shared with us and other friends their wonderful slides of Mexico where they loved to vacation.  We miss them both.  Herb lived and loved his good long life to the fullest and I'm sure was happy all the way."

This tribute was added by Shirley Kristan on 20th September 2014

"I met Herb 3 years ago on Labor Day Weekend 2011, when he drove into a ditch by my daughter's cabin at Donaldson's camp.  We became good friends over the next 3 years.  During the summers we would go to dinners, lunches, musical concerts at Loon Lake and get togethers with many of his friends.  He would visit me at my home between his travels, and also met my friends.  My family,  my friends, and I, are very fortunate to have had Herb come into our liives.  We will miss him more
than words can express.  Before I met Herb's family, I felt that I knew quite a bit about them.  My sincere condolences go out to them at this
time.  They were very lucky to have  had him as a Father/Grandfather.
Shirley"

This tribute was added by Roberta Newman on 20th September 2014

"Herb was one great Amateur Friend.  We met Herb long ago at our local 2 meter Club Meetings and many times later on "The Carrier Net (3.935)"  and at Dinners in Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake.  ...so many memories.  We almost helped W1USE celebrate #93...
Sincere Sympathy to his Family and Friends.  76-88-73  de AA2JO"

This tribute was added by Antje Dirksen-Post on 19th September 2014

"Every few months, I would look forward to an email from Herb.  His emails very travel logs , little views into the time of year and wonderful personal  thoughts he shared with us. His style of writing was impeccable and a joy to read.  Hal and i loved visiting with him in his summer spot by the lake. We miss him. Our thoughts go to his family and friends.  73, Antje,N2OMA"


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