Jacques H Gross Jr.
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 3, 1950
  • Place of birth:
    Toledo, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 29, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Perrysburg, Ohio, United States
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.

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. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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!!"

This tribute was added 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 you brother....hugs"

This tribute was added 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!❤️"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added by barbara neely on 3rd August 2016

"Hi Jack ....Wishing you a Happy Birthday.....I hope you are celebrating with lots of 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 ....."

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added by barbara neely on 9th December 2015

"Hi Jack....just thinking of 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...."

This tribute was added 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! ❤️"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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..

This tribute was added by Jennifer Herrick on 26th November 2015

"Happy Thanksgiving Dad!  XXOO Jen"

This tribute was added 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 !

This tribute was added 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 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"

This tribute was added 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!"

This tribute was added 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 you brother...hugs and kisses barb"

This tribute was added by barbara neely on 30th November 2014

"You know reflecting back to this time last year my brother Jack passed 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 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 you Jack"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Herrick on 25th September 2014

"Hi Dad!!!
I love you!!

This tribute was added 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 barb"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Herrick on 3rd August 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad!  I love you!"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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!!"

This tribute was added 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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