On June 16, 2019 Gerardo Wolfgang Gross passed away in Socorro, New Mexico.
He was born on September 1, 1923, in Greifswald, Germany, a college town on the Baltic where his father was a professor of medicine. In 1939 he immigrated to Argentina where he lived with family friends as one of their own. He obtained a PhD in geology in Córdoba, Argentina and became a field geologist in southern Mendoza. He joined his parents in New York after the war and obtained a PhD in geophysics at Penn State University. He was a professor of geophysics at NM Tech for over 30 years. Along with his study of the wonders of creation Gerardo developed a profound faith in Jesus Christ and devoted much time to the study and exposition of Scripture.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Filsinger of 60 years; three children and their families, Ruth and Phil Zahn, Paul and Tanya Gross, Teresa and Eliot Jardines; and grandchildren Adam, Ethan and Graham Jardines and Cecily, Matthias, and Anneliese Gross.
Visitation was held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Socorro Chapel. Services followed at 11 a.m.
Interment followed the service at the Socorro Cemetery, Blue Canyon Road, Socorro, N.M.
To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Gerardo's care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services, Socorro Chapel.