Rodney C. Gross


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Orland - Rodney C. Gross, 74, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Saturday July 20, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor. He was born August 8, 1944, to Clifford and Virginia (Sullivan) Gross in Castine.
Rod served his country with honor in the Army during the Vietnam War from 1964-1965. He worked for and retired from International Paper mill in Bucksport. Rod enjoyed for many years camping at Matagamon, hunting and fishing leading to many adventures, his family and friends. He was a volunteer fireman for many years with the Orland Fire Department. He was a strong and faithful member of the Bucksport United Methodist Church; he was an active volunteer with Bucksport Community Concerns each week. Rod was always such a good sport! He could be an easy target to play jokes on, but he never stayed mad; so many laughs, memories and great times.
Rod is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Claudeane (Marks) Gross; four brothers, Roland "Pody" and Pat, Bill, Glenn and Judy Findlay and Scott and Kathy Findlay; as well as several special nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his loving stepmother Alice; three sisters Joyce, Jane and Norma; and one brother Terry.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Bucksport United Methodist Church, 3 River Road, Bucksport. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Rod memory may be made to the Orland Fire Department, P.O. Box 254, Orland, ME 04472, or Bucksport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1727, Bucksport, ME 04416.
Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Bucksport.
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Susan Drew
Jul 30, 2019
I have wonderful memories of both y'all. The one and only time I ever ate coconut right from the shell and tried the juice. I will miss him and hope and pray you stay strong Aunt Claude. Love always Susie and boys.
Kenneth and Peggy Bouchard
Jul 28, 2019
Our Hearts go out to Claudine and the family. Ken and I are very sad to hear about Uncle Rod's passing. He was an awesome man and loved his family dearly. He always had a smile and Hi for you when he saw you. He will be missed by all the knew him Fly High Uncle Rod We love you.
Pamela Gross
Jul 26, 2019
My Deepest Sympathies sent to Family and friends. He was a Great, kind Man. Prayers sent to all. Rest In Peace Uncle Rod Loe to you Always and Forever.
Tony and Beverly Bridges
Jul 25, 2019
Our sincere sympathies to his wife Claudeane, and all the family. He was a gentle and caring person, always had a smile. Prayers to all.
Karen Staples
Jul 25, 2019
Claudeane, I am so sorry to hear that you have lost the love of your life and best friend. I always liked Rod and so did Arthur. Who could not like him?? He was such a great guy. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Bryant White
Jul 25, 2019
To the family of Rod Gross, We are so sadden to hear of Rod's passing. Have been out of town for a few days so when heard the news was heart broken..May God wrap his arms around all of you @ this time. Will be thinking of you all. Rod was a wonderful person for sure and he will be so missed....
Stan and Diane Leach
Jul 25, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Rod's passing. He was always fun to be around. One of the friendliest men I know. Claudine our heart and sympathies go out to you and the family. God Bless
Jim and Linda Sereyko
Jul 24, 2019
We are very saddened to hear of Rod's passing. He will be missed.
Rod and I were friends throughout our school years and I always enjoyed taking to him when we went home. Claudeane and family are in our prayers.
Howard and Dorothy York
Jul 24, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. He will be missed by all who knew him . Howard and Dot
Linda and Arnold Astbury
Jul 24, 2019
Thoughts and Prayers for you and the family. God Bless!
Donald A Fickett
Jul 24, 2019
Worked with Rod always good laughter known family for years. RIP Rod .
Evelyn Foster
Jul 24, 2019
Dear Claudeane, I am so sorry for your loss. Rod was such a nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you!1
Sharon Gaff
Jul 24, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Rod... a life long friend - always nice to see him and say Hello .. My thoughts and prayers are with you all...
John Carroll
Jul 23, 2019
Will greatly miss his wisdom and friendly he was truly one of a kind
Deborah/ Byron Thibeau
Jul 23, 2019
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Rods passing. We enjoyed carting with him at BCC. A wonderful man. Thank you for your service to our country and your continued service to the community. RIP
Ree & Dave Hamiton
Jul 23, 2019
We are so very sorry for the loss of Ron. He was a great guy. He was an honorary member of the class of 1967 and we will all miss him very much. Cleaudeane is one of my most favorite friends and I am so very sorry for your loss. We always had so much fun with you and Rod, talking and teasing each other. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you. Our thoughts and love are with you. Love and hugs to you.
Kathy and Keith Small
Jul 23, 2019
So sorry for the families loss. Rod was a great person and will be missed. Big hugs and lots of love.
Jul 23, 2019