Elaine Phyllis Gross, 86, born Dec. 27, 1927, passed away peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014.
She was born in Lynn, Mass., and was a resident of Malden, Mass.; Cape Coral; and Petaluma, Calif. The treasured wife of the late Alfred D. Gross for 58 years, she is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Kase Pedota (Paul) and Robin Gail Nixon; son-in-law, Stuart Nixon; grandchildren, Rachael Akohonae (David), Daniel Kase, Geoffrey Nixon and Charlotte Nixon; and great-grandchildren, Sailor Lee and Ryder Till. She is also survived by her sister, Sandra Steinberg.
She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Northeastern University, and was active in Hadassah, AAUW, League of Women Voters and the Northeastern Alumni Association.
She will forever be cherished and greatly missed by all who knew her. Any kind acts of charity may be made in her honor to the organization of your choice.
The family has been assisted by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory of Petaluma, Calif. 707-763-4131