Patricia J (Houck) Gross

July 13, 1936 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 83)


Patricia J Gross, 83, of Hempfield, passed away on Wednesday September 11, 2019

She was born on July 13, 1936 in Greensburg, the eldest daughter of the late Claude and Jane (Mullen) Houck.

Pat was a graduate of Youngwood High School Class of 1954. She then attended and graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Patricia was proud of her nursing career and retired from Latrobe Area Hospital Home Health Nursing Services in 1998. She was also a member of Holy Cross Church of Youngwood and later St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in South Greensburg.  She volunteered for the Youngwood Library, the Hempfield Garden Club, the Armbrust Civic Association, Ambrust Veterans, and Youngwood VFW. Pat was also involved in the PA Patriot Guard. She placed American flags at cemeteries and memorials to honor our Veterans for many years. She had a beautiful soprano voice and sang in the WCCC Choir for many years. She was an active member of the Youngwood High School Alumni Association, serving as President for many years, organized their class reunions and loved attending the monthly luncheons with the “Old Friends” group. She loved flowers, especially roses, which filled her yard. She enjoyed playing with and giving treats to her dog, Princess Daisy. She enjoyed decorating and hosting family for all the holiday gatherings.

She is survived by her loving husband W. George Gross to whom she was married for 59 years, her daughters, Kathy L Gross-Tanner (Rick) of Topeka, KS, Dawn F Schauer (Donald) of Moon Twp. and Amy S Gaynor (Peter) of Ligonier; her beloved seven grandchildren (Cody (Allison), Taylor, Levi, Kara, Weston, Autumn and Kaycee). She is also survived by her brother C. Dennis Houck of Youngwood and her sister Karen Brown (Ken) of Richmond, VA. 

Services are Private. Online condolences can be given at

Arrangements are entrusted to the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc. 101 S 4th St. Youngwood, Pa. 15697

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