Thomas "Tom" C. Gross, 78 years of age, of Blairstown, NJ, passed away on January 18, 2019 in Newton, NJ. He was born on September 15, 1940 in Stroudsburg, PA, to the late Chester and VivianShellinberger) Gross.
He was a retired school Superintendent of Blairstown Elementary School, Blairstown, NJ for over 42 years. He was a member of the Blairstown Board of Education, the Warren County Association of School Administrators, the NJ Association of School Administrators, Open Space Committee, Blairstown Twp., NJ, the Blairstown Enhancement Committee, Blairstown, NJ and the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department, Stroudsburg, PA. He received his Masters Degree from E. Stroudsburg University, Stroudsburg, PA.
He is survived by his wife, Rita E. (Pike) Gross, 3 sons, Thomas Gross, Jr and wife Diane, Broadheadsville, PA, Steven Lusby and wife Wendy, Blairstown, NJ, Jeffrey Lusby and wife Cindy, Blairstown, NJ, 2 daughters, Julie Weirich and husband John, Stroudsburg, PA., Joy Roidak, Ocala, FL, a sister Betsy Theune, Saylorsburg, PA, a sister-in-law, Gerry Kibildis, Atlanta, Georgia and 9 grandchildren, Kevin, Shane, Christopher, Haley, Gabbie, Grace, Laura, Danielle and Bella.
A period of visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ with funeral service at 11:00 AM, Thursday January 24, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tom's name to the Blairstown Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 389, Blairstown, NJ 07825 or The Antler Wildlife Sanctuary, 52 County Road 661, Newton, NJ 07860