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Barbara A. Gross


Barbara A. Gross, 72, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born on March 21, 1946 in Manyunk, Pa. and was the loving daughter of the late Henry C. and Estelle (Centra) Bearden.

Barbara was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. Barbara was a Mary Kay representative and proud supporter for many years, sharing her love of the product with many friends and loved ones.

She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Alexandria, Va. Barbara ran the reunion group for her class for many years. Keeping the ladies in touch was made possible because of her dedication to keeping the group together. She graduated from Penn State University in 1968 with a degree in English.

Barbara got together with her local girlfriends every month for lunch, but also for sharing and many laughs. She was loved by so many and will be missed by all her knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard Gross; son, Justin R. Gross and his wife Betty C. of Harrisburg; daughter, Audrey K. Gross of Enola; and several cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, Pa., with Fr. Ted Keating as celebrant. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Barbara’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Ronald McDonald House, 745 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, PA 17033.

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