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Herbert B. Gross

Herbert B. Gross, 91, of Princeton died Dec. 25, 2011. He was born in Trenton.

Mr. Gross had many business ventures throughout the years, including Trenton Frozen Foods, Lafayette Mortgage, La Casa Liquors, Grays Liquors, Liberty Liquors, and Yogurt Farms.

He graduated from Trenton High School and earned his BA at Rutgers University.

He enlisted in the armed forces after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, 4th Division, he led his command in amphibious beach assaults under heavy enemy fire in the Pacific Theatre at Kwajalein, Roi-Namur, and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged from the Marines with the rank of captain in 1945.

A leader in Trenton business, charitable, and social circles, he was responsible for the “Herbie Gross Salad” at Lorenzo’s Cafe. He was an avid golfer, carrying a three handicap in his prime, at the Greenacres Country Club, where he served as president from 1966 through 1968. He was past chairman of the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elaine Sapiro Gross; two daughters, Bonnie and Debra; a son, Robert; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services were held Dec. 27 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood House, 53 Walter St., Ewing, NJ 08628.

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