Joseph Gross, 99, of Framingham, Navy and World War II Veteran

FRAMINGHAM – Joseph H. Gross of Framingham, formerly of Revere, entered into rest on March 31, 2018.

Born in Melrose to the late Lawrence and Lillian (Harrison) Gross, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and survivor of the sinking of the USS Yorktown CV-5 during the Battle of Midway in 1942.

Gross, specialized in selling gifts and memorabilia designed to appeal to firefighters and law enforcement personnel, according to

In 1984 he became the first merchant to purchase exhibit space for the inaugural Industrial Fire World Conference and Exposition. He remained a fixture in the exhibit hall throughout much of the event’s 27-year history, with booth number one reserved in his honor, wrote

He was the beloved husband of the late Constance (Levitan) Gross.

Gross was the loving brother of Aaron Gross and the late Rosalyn Green. Dear uncle of Carole Grosberg and her husband Randy, and great-uncle of Lauren and Jodi. Loving friend of many, including his cherished friend, Laura Aurelio.

Services will be held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street in Canton on Tuesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. followed by burial in Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon.

Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or at

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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