Sanford “Sandy” A. Gross, 85, Larchmont, NY, died December 14, 2009 in Delmar, NY. Born in the Bronx, NY, on November 17, 1924, he was the son of the late Alexander and Frances (Wassar) Gross.
He is survived by his daughters, Wendy Vega and Mary Ibbetson, his son-in-law, Joseph Ibbetson, his granddaughters, Nicole and Cassandra Ibbetson, his nephew, Allen Goldberg and his many grand pets, Mia, Belle, Jasmine, Minnie, Petie and Violet. He was also predeceased by his sister, Muriel.
Sandy was a Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean War. After discharge from the Navy, he graduated from Dartmouth College where he made so many dear friends. Sandy worked for many years in the advertising industry in NYC. He was always writing poems and jingles. Any day at the beach, no matter what season, was a good day in Sandy’s book! His second home was the “grassy knoll” at Larchmont Manor Beach. He took great pride in being the first one in the water each season, including this past summer, and could be found bundled up in a spot out of the wind at Rye Beach in the middle of winter.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sandy’s name to your favorite charity. Calling hours: Friday, December 18 from 2-4 PM and 7-8 PM. Funeral Service will follow at 8PM. JOHN J. FOX FUNERAL HOME, 2080 Boston Post Road Larchmont, NY, 10538 914-834-0144