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Ruth M Gross

By Howard B. Owens

East Bethany -- Ruth M Gross, 80, of Stafford, died on the morning of November 20, 2011 from complications of ovarian cancer at her son’s home.

Ruth was born Oct 3, 1931, in Rochester. Over the years she worked for Yale and Towne, Stafford Country Club, Batavia Club, St. Nick’s Club, UMMC, and the Leroy Village Green. She was nanny to several local families and played Santa Claus at UMMC and Leroy Village Green. Ruth touched the lives of many with her kindness and generosity.

She is survived by son Dan (Loy) Gross of East Bethany; brother Earl Conte of Spencerport; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son David.

Please join the family for a celebration of life on December 3, 5:00pm at Akron Free Methodist Church, 6 Scotland Rd, Akron NY. Memorials may be made to Homecare & Hospice of Genesee County ( or Genesee County Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021 (

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