Brian Gross, 57, Streetsboro, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Parma, Ohio.
He was born Feb. 16, 1960, in Hays to Norman and Erma (Leiker) Gross. He attended Munjor Grade School, Lincoln Grade School and was a graduate of Hays High School and Salina Vo-Tech with a degree in mechanics.
In his youth, he was a newspaper carrier for The Hays Daily News and worked for Hays Land and Cattle. He worked for UPS for many years in Hays and Salina and he opened Greek’s Pizzeria in Hutchinson. For nearly the last 20 years, he worked for Ultimate Wash in Streetsboro, Ohio, as a mechanic.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 40166 in Schoenchen.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Erma and Jim Dinges, Hays; a sister; Sharon Gross, Overland Park; a stepbrother, Mark Dinges and wife, Tina, Kansas City; five stepsisters, Helen Werth and husband, Vince, Munjor, Belinda Braun and husband, Andy, Victoria, Judy Mulford and husband, Matt, Lawrence, Sherry Stettinger and husband, John, Great Bend, and Stephanie Heil-Grover and husband, Mark, Portland, Conn.; and numerous step nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Leo and Angela Leiker, and Martin and Amelia Gross; a stepbrother, Harry Dinges; a step-nephew, Dan Braun; and many aunts and uncles.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor; burial in St. Francis Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.
A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6 p.m., Sunday, a vigil will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Cemetery Fund, Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever or Masses, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.