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Johann "John" Gross

May 17, 1933 - May 14, 2017

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

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


St. Nicholas Catholic Church

712 Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm


Eastern Shore Chapel

2020 Laskin Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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