Johann “John” Gross

May 17, 1933 - May 14, 2017

05/17/1933 - 05/14/2017

Past Services

Thursday May 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Friday May 19, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
712 Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
757-340-7231 | Directions
Friday May 19, 2017
12:30 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel
2020 Laskin Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-428-6763 | Directions

Johann Gross, “John,” of Virginia Beach, entered Eternal Life on Sunday May, 14, 2017. He was born on May 17, 1933 to Sebastian Gross and Elizabeth Stieb Gross in Hungary. John was the proprietor of Delmarva Springs in Chesapeake for many years. In his freetime, he was a very active individual enjoying windsurfing, skiing, soccer, and supporting youth soccer.
John is preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Johanna (nee O’Donnell) Gross; daughter Susan Szep; son Peter Gross and his wife Robin; step-son Daniel McNally; step-son Andrew McNally and his wife Angela; step-son Thomas McNally and his wife Tara; step-son Patrick McNally and his wife April; grandchildren John and Elizabeth Szep; and Emma and Rachel Gross; and sister Emmi Dettmar. John is also survived by other relatives and friends.
Visitation for John will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA) from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Catholic Church (712 Little Neck Rd. Virginia Beach) on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Procession to Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery, Virginia Beach to follow the Mass.
Memorial gifts in memory of John may be made to St. Nicholas Catholic Church. To make a donation, please click HERE.
Special thanks to the staff of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for all the care and compassion shown to John. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to Harold Corprew and Theresa Sailor for companionship and concern.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Mike Stewart
6 years ago

Wendy and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed getting to know John at OLPH. Our best to you and your family.
Mike & Wendy

Carie Burchett
6 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear about Johann. I knew him from OLOPH where he lived for a few yrs. I enjoyed knowing Johann and of course his one true love Johanna. Johanna, you are in my thoughts and prayers forever.

Nancy Tignor
6 years ago

Dear Johanna, Dickey and I would like to express our sorrow in your loss of your sweet John. We have only known John from his stay at Our Lady but he always had a small smile and just a very dear man. Johanna, I know your are comforted to know John is fine now and is his ole self again. Thank you also Johanna for making our Dad’s (Carl Tignor) stay a little easier at Our Lady, you were the first to introduce yourself and speak to our family. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and know with your faith – you will be fine. Love to you and your family. God Bless You All! Dickey and Nancy Tignor

Father Richard S. Czajkowski,M.M.
6 years ago

Dear Johanna & Family, I prayerfully send to YOU each – my sincere prayers and sympathy upon the death of your dear John! Although great sorrow fills YOUR hearts and lives now – at John’s passing away from your lives here on earth, yet with the eyes of YOUR faith in God and in the life and teachings of Jesus and in Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection – YOU know that now John is eternally happy with God in Heaven. For John was a good and wonderful person, very faithful to God and to Each of YOU. How happy YOU all will be some day when You will be united with John again in Heaven – never again to be separated! Today I shall offer holy Mass for John and his eternal joy, peace, and happiness with God as well as for Each of YOU, asking God to bless YOU with the graces and strength that YOU Each need now at this time of your deep sorrow.
May God bless YOU now and always in great abundance!
My sympathy, prayers, and love – Fr. Dick Czajkowski, M.M.

P. S. I am now presently “on medical leave from Japan,” residing at:
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
St. Teresa’s Mission Residence
P.O. Box 321
Maryknoll, New York 10545-0321