Shawn M. Gross (age 53) of Philadelphia, Pa., died suddenly Thursday April 1, 2021.
Shawn was the son of the late Thomas and Janet (nee Iredell) Gross. Shawn was a 1987 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School. He settled in the Northeast section of Philadelphia where he remained for the next 30 years working and making good friends who looked out for him.
He absolutely adored his nieces and nephews and cherished his role as “Uncle Shawny”. He took his role very seriously as Godfather to several of them. Whether it was a football game, birthday party, graduation or a tap dance recital, Shawn was always front and center cheering them on. He was so proud of them and their accomplishments.
He thoroughly enjoyed family vacations, especially our mountain and camping trips as he would literally be the life of the party. He made you laugh even if he wasn’t trying. He was a simple man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. After his family, his second love was his sports and playing the lottery. He was an avid Phillies, Flyers, and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Shawn will be sorely missed by his family. He is predeceased by his brother Thomas J. Gross III.
He is survived by his brothers, Paul Gross (Dolores), William Gross (Jennifer), his sisters, Diane Kennedy (Ron), and Janet Gross. He is also survived by his adoring nieces and nephews: AnnMarie Kane, Ron Kennedy Jr., Shannon Kennedy, Joseph and Caroline Kennedy, Andrew Lynch IV, Thomas Lynch, Samantha Gross, Danielle Gross, Nicole Gross, and Vincent Gross.
Family and friends are invited to his Visitation on Friday, April 9th, from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the Griffith Funeral Chapel, 520 Chester Pike, in Norwood, Pa. 19074. A Prayer Service will follow at 11 A.M.
Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.