Let the memory of Jack be with us forever. He had a smile that could light up the room and a laugh that you couldn't help but enjoy.
  • 63 years old
  • Born on August 3, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio, United States.
  • Passed away on November 29, 2013 in Perrysburg, Ohio, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jacques Gross Jr., 61, born on August 3, 1950 and passed away on November 29, 2013. Created by his daughter Jennifer in honor of his children.
Although his obituary remains active, I hate to go there to remember him.  I want us to remember him alive.  Please add photos and share with whoever you feel would want to contribute. 

Posted by Paige Gross on 3rd August 2018
Happy birthday Dad. Today has been really hard.. I miss you more and more as time goes on. I wish you were here so I could talk to you, to ask you for advice, see your smile, and see Joey and I grow up. I love you more than you'll ever know. Thinking of you always.
Posted by Gregory Gross on 3rd August 2018
Almost 5 yrs in heaven. Wow! Must be something not having a worry in this world. I have so much to ask and could use alot of guidance. Rock your heart out and have a great yr there. See you soon kiddo! Love you big buddy! Happy
Posted by Nick Gross on 3rd August 2018
Happy Birthday Dad!! You already know how much you are loved and missed every single day! Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I look at your picture and see you watching over all of us. I know you’re rockin away up there every day and I would give anything to hear you play again! I’m gonna have to charge up your iPod so I can listen to you, I don’t do that as often as I should that’s for sure, but some days it’s all I can do to get through. Love and miss you so much Dad!! Keep close watch over all of us cause you know many of us struggle through the next couple months. Happy Birthday!!
Posted by Nick Gross on 3rd August 2018
Happy Birthday Dad!! You already know how much you are loved and missed every single day! Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I look at your picture and see you watching over all of us. I know you’re rockin away up there every day and I would give anything to hear you play again! I’m gonna have to charge up your iPod so I can listen to you, I don’t do that as often as I should that’s for sure, but some days it’s all I can do to get through. Love and miss you so much Dad!! Keep close watch over all of us cause you know many of us struggle through the next couple months. Happy Birthday!!
Posted by Michelle Gross on 3rd August 2018
Happy Birthday Dad!!!! There are so many memories of you and not a day goes by that you are not missed!!!! I look at Nick and I see you in him A LOT!!!! I know he misses you every single day! I hope you are having the most wonderful music filled birthday dad... we miss you here on earth but know you are in a much better place!! Love you to the moon and back !!!!!
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 3rd August 2018
Happy Birthday Dad!!! I’ve been so sad this last week. What’s gotten to me lately is not having any new pictures with you! How I’ll never have another picture to look at. I’m longing to see you but in a recent view! I want more photos!!! I really want you but will settle for photos!!! I love you so much!!!!
Posted by Barbara Neely on 31st July 2018
Hi Jack....I want to wish you a Very Happy Birthday brother.....a couple days early I know but my work schedule has been crazy. It is so hard to believe you would've been 68....wally is also 68 but he sure doesn't seem it...I think of you often especially when I listen to my music which is daily for me...my love of music came from you and so many songs bring memories of you when we were growing up.....still so hard to believe you are gone from this earth, you are loved and missed by so many....maybe on your birthday you can somehow let mom know all is well with you and some way somehow let her know you are with her, she would love that. Well brother I have babbled on enough.....hugs and love to you, and Happy Birthday Jack..
Posted by Barbara Neely on 26th February 2018
Just want to say hi Jack.....you have been heavy in my thoughts lately....hope you are looking out for us all.....its a lot to ask I know......just wanting to say hello and love you big brother.....hugs
Posted by Barbara Neely on 29th November 2017
Hello Again Jack.....Another year has gone by and here I am saying how much you are loved and missed. The date of November 29th has never held so many emotions. It is amazing though how so many still look to you for guidance after 4 years of you being gone from us, your family and friends. There is a picture of us as kids back in the day you know the one, of myself, John, Brenda and Linda on a pony and you standing next to us. This is my favorite picture of you as it represents how you are and always will be our big brother watching over us. I keep it on a stand in my living room right where I can see it each and everyday. I loved and miss those days as kids, close and just enjoying life. Miss and Love you my big brother, continue watching over us . Hugs to You Jack.
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 29th November 2017
Oh how I hate the significance of this day!! No matter how hard I try I cannot keep it from coming. You are missed Dad, by many! All day I’ll think of you with your shit eating grin (one of your favorite sayings), rocking in your chair watching TV with your eyes closed ;) only to pop right up once the channel was changed ;), deciding to order Chinese for dinner because who wants to cook anyway!!! I LOVE YOU!! Not a day passes where I don’t think of you!!
Posted by Barbara Neely on 3rd August 2017
Hi Jack.....Happy Birthday....well another year has come and gone . You are still missed so much and thought of each and every day. We had a really great family get together a few weeks ago but you know that as I am sure you were there in spirit....what a wonderful time we all had seeing family again, laughing, having a great time. You have such a beautiful family, they are so precious and special. I know you are keeping an eye on mom....she has had a rough year and still dealing with medical issues...her eyesight is not so great these days, she is losing it. I know you are with her to encourage her to just take it one day at a time. Love you brother.....hugs
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 3rd August 2017
Happy Birthday Dad!! I've missed you terribly lately. When I go up north and get to see everyone I can't help but wish you were there. Wendy and Barb came to visit, it was so awesome. I hadn't seen Wendy in years!!! We had a reunion, and I know you would have enjoyed seeing everyone!! So much has happened with Grandma and your Uncle John. I'd imagine you had a front row seat for all the awesomeness! I miss Paige and Joey too! Losing you I feel like I lost them too :(. Enjoy a beer, a song, and shower sunshine down on us to celebrate your birthday!! XXOO Jen
Posted by Barbara Neely on 30th November 2016
Miss you big brother.....think of you more than you know....I hope you are at peace and sorry if I babble on at times when I talk to you... just sometimes need to get things out there you know.....hugs and love
Posted by Toni Durr on 29th November 2016
Remembering you today, Dad. I try not to get too sad when I think of you, because it gives me great joy and comfort to know you were saved before you passed. We sure did have some good memories while you were here on Earth and even though we didn't always see eye to eye and grew apart for many years, I am thankful God gave me you as a Daddy. I am forever thankful he gave us the opportunity to say our peace and that I was able to be a part of the moment you asked Jesus to be with you. It would have been a huge regret if we hadn't had that time we were given. I want to thank you Lord for my Dads life. Until the day we meet again. I miss and love you. -Toni
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 29th November 2016
Hi Dad! Today is the day, the day I dread all month. I have to stop that because it has started to ruin what's always felt like my favorite month. While my sadness doesn't seem to lessen, I really have so much to be thankful for that occurred to this month three years ago. I never would have experienced the beauty of a hospice facility, I never would have had the time to just sit and hold your hand, I was able to say everything and kiss you goodbye. Yesterday you were really on my mind, I'm sure you know about the incident on campus. I couldn't stop thinking about the many years of disaster drills you ran and how I looked forward to participating every year, long before I ever thought I'd be in healthcare. You were ahead of your time designing those and running them. The entire city would participate, I've not seen or been a part of anything like that since; until yesterday. I kept thinking of what a great leader you were and while I was glad you never had to put all those drills to use, I had no doubt how successful you would have been! I love you Dad!!
Posted by Barbara Neely on 24th September 2016
Just want to say hi Jack.....thinking of you and I don't know why but just miss you and I hope you are keeping an eye on us all.....love you brother....hugs
Posted by Florence McLennan on 3rd August 2016
Happy Birthday Jack. Hope you're having a very special day up there! I miss you! I always enjoyed our talks and the times we shared. I am so grateful you kept your promise to always keep me involved! You all were such a big part of my life! Unfortunately that has changed but nothing else has. It's the same as it was and we both know who's suffering. I'm so sorry-my hands are tied but I believe one day that will change. Some bonds can never be broken and that's one of them! I know you'll find a way to send me messages and I will do my best! I love you all. That will never change!❤️
Posted by Paige Gross on 3rd August 2016
Dad, i love you and miss you so much. I hope you're happy and free up in the clouds. I often wonder if you're proud of me and what you'd think of this or that. I listen to the songs we used to play together when we would drive. I wish you were here so i could give you a big hug and ask your advice. I miss you more than you could ever know. I feel like my best friend is gone. I will be reunited with you someday Dad. Until that day, i love you so much. Happy Birthday Dad. Love, Paige
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 3rd August 2016
Happy Birthday big guy!! Boy do I love you!!! You'd be 66 today but instead I hope your working backwards up there to the best years of your life! XXOO Jen
Posted by Barbara Neely on 3rd August 2016
Hi Jack ....Wishing you a Happy Birthday.....I hope you are celebrating with lots of music.....you sure are missed and loved by all of us but I'm sure you know that. And thank you for listening to me when I needed a listening ear....Hugs Big Brother....Miss you .....
Posted by Barbara Neely on 24th June 2016
Hi Jack....just want to say I am thinking of you and miss you, no special day or anything like that but I just miss you. I know we did not communicate a lot when you were here on this earth but it does not lessen the sadness I feel knowing you left us so soon. I wish we would've had more time to talk and catch up on life and stuff. But I do miss you and you know I talk to you now and then. love and a hug, your sister barbara
Posted by Barbara Neely on 9th December 2015
Hi Jack....just thinking of you.....one of my dearest friends just got a call that her sister had passed....and all these memories of you when I received the call regarding your passing came back....I so wished I could've been there for you....but I am so very grateful for our last conversations...I miss you and love you brother of mine....
Posted by Florence McLennan on 7th December 2015
Not a day goes by Jack that I don't think about you! You were such a great parent and loyal friend! I miss and love you more than I can begin to express! Till we meet again my friend RIP! ❤️
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 29th November 2015
Two years ago today you crossed over from this life to the next. Selfishly I wish you were still here, however I know your time here was made short for some reason, a reason I have yet to realize, however, I have no doubt one day I will. I am so thankful for the comfort care you were given, and for the peace you felt at the end. I love you so very much Dad!! XXOO Jen
Posted by Barbara Neely on 27th November 2015
Hi Jack...I'm so sorry I haven't posted this week...I didn't forget it's just been so so busy for me this week at work. I know you will understand. I know you hear my prayers each night and of the things I ask of you and I appreciate that you listen to me. I just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten this month or the special date it holds and you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love you Brother....Happy Thanksgiving.. hugs
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 26th November 2015
Happy Thanksgiving Dad! XXOO Jen
Posted by Michelle Gross on 3rd August 2015
Happy Birthday Dad!! I know you are enjoying an ice cream cake today to celebrate!!!!!!! Love and miss you ! Michelle
Posted by Barbara Neely on 3rd August 2015
Hi Jack...just so you know its just not your birthday that I think of you. A certain song that may play...looking at a picture I have of you whether its when you were young or older or think of you "just because"....but your birthday is a special time to think of you and I say to you my dear brother Happy Birthday Jack....you are still loved and missed. I know you continue to watch over us and especially mom right now, she really needs to know you are with her ok? Keep playing your music I know they angels enjoy hearing you play. Well I have babbled on enough...Miss you Jack and again dear brother Happy Birthday....Love Barb
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 9th April 2015
Love this Barb! I was thinking the same thing. I bet Dad is the only one actually over there with Toby!
Posted by Barbara Neely on 9th April 2015
Hi Jack.....thinking of you today as I often do....lots of "talk" on facebook today regarding a faux beach party with all the family and thought there is a face missing from the picture which was yours....keep watching over us and singing your music as I know you are....love you brother...hugs and kisses barb
Posted by Barbara Neely on 30th November 2014
You know reflecting back to this time last year my brother Jack passed on....it was devastating to say the least to our family....I remember our very last conversation by phone...remembering childhood memories...the what ifs...the I'm sorry for not doing or saying this or that....I finally looked at the cd his daughter Jennifer sent me and because throughout the past year I could not bring myself to watch it because it seemed so final and I couldn't bring myself to actually accept you were gone ....but I finally did tonight marking Jack's 1 year of passing into the arms of God and it was comforting but also so much to reflect on....so much to be thankful for....miss you brother...these are happy tears knowing you are no more in pain and at peace and with loved ones in Heaven watching over us...wish we could have just one more conversation....love you Jack
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 29th November 2014
I can hardly believe it's been a year!! Dad I miss you so very much!! I love you!! <3
Posted by Barbara Neely on 26th September 2014
Hi Jack....think of you often....more so lately. Still hard to fathom you are really gone from us from this earth. Not being there with you in those last days or moments made it just abit more harder for me to comprehend. Mom really misses you it was so hard on her but you know that and you helped her somehow get through it as you did all of us...We didn't talk a lot over the last few years but it didn't lessen how I loved my big brother...I remember the last time I saw you those few years back and will always treasure that. I will always treasure our last conversation with the remembrances of our childhood and the hope and strength you gave us all. I know you are watching over us just continue that okay and let us know from time to time that you are okay or somehow here with us in some small way. Love you, Barb
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 25th September 2014
Hi Dad!!! I love you!! Jen
Posted by Barbara Neely on 3rd August 2014
Happy Birthday Jack.....You are still missed just as much today as you were the day you left us.......You are always in my thoughts but more so as you birthday approached. I know how hard this is for mom today she misses you so much....continue watching over us ok.....love barb
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 3rd August 2014
Happy Birthday Dad! I love you!
Posted by Barbara Neely on 24th January 2014
Hi Jack...I think of you daily wondering what you are doing right now...I realize we talked a few times throughout the years and this past year our last couple conversations I will cherish forever. I know you are in a better place and pain free but it still doesn't lessen the pain knowing one of our own is actually gone...sometimes that is still hard to fathom. You are missed and loved by so many and I know you touched so many in your lifetime. Knowing you are still able to be with us in spirit and watching over us gives me comfort.
Posted by Paige Gross on 24th January 2014
Dad, there is not a moment or day that goes by that I don't think of you. I miss your contagious laugh, kind eyes, and wisdom. I miss how you were always there for me. I miss having a Dad. I wish you were here to see me graduate, go to college, get married, and have kids. I will tell them how great their grandfather was. I will always remember these wonderful 17 years I had with you. I'm very thankful to say you were my father.. I'm so fortunate I got a chance to say goodbye; not everyone gets that chance. I know you were in a lot of pain and it gives me peace of mind knowing you're no longer in that pain. I will always remember the wonderful & fun times we spent together. I know you're looking down at us all smiling. I'm glad you're out of pain. Until we meet again one day! <3 I love you so much.
Posted by Nick Gross on 22nd January 2014
Dad, what can I say that I haven't said a million times? I love and miss you so much!! I'm so grateful for about last few months together. We made some great memories that I will cherish forever. I know you are soaring above us in heaven and watching over all of us!! I can't wait until we meet again up there but until we do I'll keep you forever in my memories and in my heart!!
Posted by Jennifer Herrick on 22nd January 2014
Dad not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I listen to your voicemails, and look at your pictures. So many many memories flood back. Being in Columbus it is easy to pretend you are still there, I still talk to you on my drives home from work. I do not call anyone since that was our time. I love and miss you so very much! I hope you are floating above the clouds, happy and free!

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