Patricia Jean Gross
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 26, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    California, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 29, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    California, United States
"Let us pass her love forward."

To our beloved friends and family,

We will dearly miss our Patti who left us on December 29, 2015.  We are reaching out to you in the hope that we can all reach out to each other as we take in our loss.  

It helps greatly to remember the love she gave to us all.  For every moment of love she expressed or gave us in her lifetime, let us remember and pass it forward to someone else who grieves.  Our best testiment to her is to express appreciation for the blessing of her love in our lives.

This website was created to help friends and family share memories of Patti.  Whether you choose to write a life chapter or would simply like to say a few words, we encourage you to share your memories here.  You may also want to share pictures or videos of Patti.  We are hoping this website will help us all reconnect as we honor our sweet Patti, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

With all our love,
     Dave (Beppi)
     Karl, wife Madeleine and children Amelie and Daniel
     Jill, husband Larry and children Matt and Ben
     Cathy, husband Steve and Children Walker and Audrey
     Linda, husband Brady and Children Killian and Riley
     Jon, wife Ana and Children Justin and Jordan 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by reed sims on 30th September 2016

"Hi family,
Knowing Patti so well all our lives and looking up to her and you Dave, as we grew into real people, has helped define us Sims kids.  I look forward to the great reunion in Heaven, where the love and shared experiences can continue unimpeded by this separation.  I  love you all very much.  I hope you've had some good Tahoe time together this year.  

This tribute was added by Ray Sholes on 26th September 2016

"We received the email regarding Patti's birthday.  We are currently at Lake Tahoe and just yesterday drove by the Gross cabin in Homewood on Sacramento.  We paused in front and relived the many happy times we had enjoyed Dave and Patti's hospitality there.  We first met Patti in the mid 1960's in Oroville during the dam construction.  She was always the most wonderful mother, wife and friend. We will always remember her kind caring nature."

This tribute was added by Linda DeLaurenti on 26th September 2016

"Happy Birthday Mom"

This tribute was added by Jim Gross on 26th September 2016

"Remembering always"

This tribute was added by Patti (Gross) Cappel on 18th January 2016

"Dear Uncle Dave & precious Cousins,
Spending a little time with each of you @ Memorial Services for sweet Aunt Patti, her love was so very visible in your eyes & smiles. I was welcomed so warmly & generously; even in your grief. It was a blessing for me to be there & experience the abundant love shared by each of you; in your own unique ways.
Her shared wisdom helped me in raising our four children. I aspired to be more like her. Can still hear her soft voice; observed her patience, encouragement & quick wit; see her warm smile.
She generously welcomed our family for holidays, reunions, birthdays, weddings & vacations.
Her strength in times of hardship, separation, anxiety, compromise & loss, was monumental.
I live on with the memories of her unconditional love. So grateful she was in our family.
I miss her!
You all remain in my heart.
With much love,

This tribute was added by Judy O'Coonor on 10th January 2016

"Dearest Uncle and Cousins,
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers have been with you in a special way these last few weeks; especially this past week. Dick & I are sad that our sweet Aunt Patti is no longer with us, but we know she is still close to all of us whom she poured our so much love for so many years.  We hold in our hearts many happy memories of times we've spent together and little helpful things we learned from her like parenting skills, entertaining and list making. No matter the circumstances Aunt Patti never complained, was always upbeat, cheerful and had such a cute sense of humor.

Because of life's circumstances, we haven't been able to see as much of Aunt Patti, but she has often been in our thoughts and will be missed.  Dear family - may God bless you.  We send all of you our love.

Dick and Judy"

This tribute was added by Kat Pratt on 7th January 2016

"Dear Uncle and Cousins!

I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Patti's smile shines through in my memories.  I remember times at your home playing ping pong, and Aunt Patti's gentle encouragement at the games- as if we were at the Olympics and not on your back porch.  I also remember Mitzie - the smiling dog - and how Uncle Beppi teased Aunt Patti, saying that the dog learned how to smile from her! (Which she probably did!)

That undying smile remained in my last visit with her October 2014.  Tired as she was- and not having seen me in years- she welcomed me, my daughter, Olivia and grandson Aiden. She held my grandson with such love, as he could have been her own grandson.  Her love and gentleness will endure through that eternal smile.  I'm sure it is lighting up heaven now.

You all remain in my prayers!
Love niece,
Katie O'Connor (Pratt)"

This tribute was added by Scott Yundt on 7th January 2016

"Dear Gross Family,

Patti's kindness and warmth always welcomed us and made us feel at home. What a special person. We are sad she is gone. We are sending you love and warmth in her absence.

Scott, Kenda, Cyrus and Willow Yundt"

This tribute was added by Mary Ann & Lee Dulac on 5th January 2016

"Our dear Patti was a spark to our Renew Group. Full of funny stories, wide-eyed experiences, soft, gentle, prayerful compassion. Pretty little Patti with the cutie-pie hats and precious smile. Unsurpassed devotion to Dave and family. Good role model. Such a love. She will remain a spark in our memory, and undoubtedly, in heaven.
Mary Ann and Lee Dulac"

This tribute was added by Karen Hall on 4th January 2016

"To Dave and the family, We will miss our very Special and First Neighbor we met in Walnut Creek in 1984.  Patty and Dave came to the front of our house on the tandem bicycle to welcome us.  We felt so lucky to have such a great family of Patty, Dave, Linda and Jonathan for our children Toni and Ed to be friends with while they were all growing up.  Patty was the Angel then and now, always there for us, helping when she could.  I miss knowing she is not next door to run over and talk to about our families and the world. She was a true friend!
Patty has earned her place in heaven and we can pray to her now.  Love You Patty!  Love, Karen and Rob Hall"

This tribute was added by Angela Smart on 4th January 2016

"Dear Gross Family,
I am very sorry for your loss of Aunt Patti. I remember she always had a smile and a gentle nature. My favorite memories are the fun family reunions in Tahoe. I hope her love for her family carries you all through this time of loss.
Angela Smart(Cappel)"

This tribute was added by Colleen Reynolds on 3rd January 2016

"Dear Family,
The many memories George and I share of dear Patti always warm our hearts. One of the very special moments was at one of our annual St. Patrick's Day parties when we re-crowned Patti as the "Snow Princess"! It was so much fun as were the many special times we shared together. There are too many to mention here just know that we love you all and miss you! Patti is surely the one with the brightest crown in Heaven!
Colleen and George"

This tribute was added by Ray Sholes on 2nd January 2016

"We were greatly saddened by the news about Patty. We are never really emotionally prepared for a dear friend's passing, particularly such a sweet and loving lady as Patty.  We have so many wonderful memories of the good times with Patty and Dave in Oroville and visits at Tahoe.  Our deepest sympathy to Dave and the entire family, Patty made the world a better place."

This tribute was added by marlene delaurenti on 1st January 2016

"Sweet and precious Patti......she leaves a beautiful legacy in her children and grandchildren.

Our prayers are with you all.

Loren and Marlene"

This tribute was added by Nina McMurdy on 1st January 2016

"Dearest Family,
For all of the years that I have known Patti, Dave and all of you "kids" I have considered that we are one family.  Growing up together in California and Pakistan we always understood that Dave and Patti are our second parents.  Even though we have been apart all of these long years I still feel that way.  Lovely Patti, I will miss you as I do my mom and dad.  You were an angel on Earth and now a true angel in Heaven.  I am happy that you are in the arms of our Lord and Savior and are with Margot and John at this moment.  I pray for God to relieve the grief that your family is feeling right now and to Bless them. Your loving "daughter" Nina."

This tribute was added by Dan Gross on 1st January 2016

"Message from Lydia and Hubert Aumüller of Villmar, Germany:
"Wir sind traurig, dass Patty gestorben ist. Richte bitte David unsere Anteilnahme aus. Wir werden Patty  nicht vergessen."  [We are sad that Patty passed. Please send We are sad that Patty died. Please direct David from our condolences. We will not forget Patty.
our condolences to David. We will not forget Patty.]"

This tribute was added by reed sims on 31st December 2015

"Dear Uncle Dave and all,
Patti's flown but won't be forgotten.  I hope she is busy touring Heaven with Margot and John and so many others who finished with love in their hearts.  She's one of my examples to follow, especially as a parent and friend during her wonderful life.  

We in Vermont will be praying for all of you, and grieving with you.  
Much love,
Chris, Reed, Emily and Paul Sims"

This tribute was added by Linda Gross on 31st December 2015

"Dear Family,
We have so many pleasant memories of Aunt Patti. She was Bob's favorite for her warmth, acceptance, and patience. I will always remember her smiles because when in her presence I couldn't help but smile, too. She will always be a reminder of the power of love, Thank you Aunt Patti.
Keeping you all in our hearts with love,
Linda and Bob"

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