Stuart Gross

May 23, 1944 - January 30, 2021 Landenberg, PA | Age 76 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.

Stuart Gross, beloved husband and father, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30 after a 14 year battle with mantle cell lymphoma.

Stu was born in Bath, Maine, raised in Wiscasset, Maine, and graduated from Wiscasset High School. He enlisted in the Coast Guard after a year at Washington State Teachers College. He always said the only good thing that came from his time in college was meeting the love of his life, Jeannette. They had a wonderful 52 years of adventures together, Stu’s Coast Guard career taking them from New Hampshire to Alaska, North Carolina, and finally to Delaware. In their retirement, Stu and Jeannette moved back to Maine and had 18 years among family and friends. This past summer, Stu and Jeannette moved to Landenberg,

Stu loved travelling and was always looking forward to their next big vacation. As a member of the New Castle Irish Society, he enjoyed set and ceili dancing, going as far as Ireland for dancing. He also loved eating out and trying new restaurants. Following in his father’s footsteps, he became a 33rd degree Mason.

In his retirement, he developed a love of gardening, especially growing potatoes. He was an avid collector, and enjoyed researching and seeking out rare coins, banks and pocket watches.

Stu is survived by his wife, Jeannette (Lepage), daughters Suellen Glover and Jennifer Miller (David Aksim), and three grandchildren, Brandon Glover, Ella Glover, and Zoe Aksim. He is also survived by a brother and five sisters: Ralph Gross II, Helen Amazene, Rita Melville, Jean West, Jane Albert and Donna Lester.

A family service will be held in the near future. When conditions permit, there will be a public celebration of Stuart’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance. They can be found at or contributions can be mailed to: Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, 1005 North Glebe Road, Suite 220, Arlington, VA 2201

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

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Celebration of Life

A family service will be held in the near future. When conditions permit, there will be a public celebration of Stuart’s life.


  1. Stu and I served together in the Coast Guard. We crossed each others “wake” several times in our careers, always with the same greeting, “What ship? Where bound?” And finally we were stationed together in the Legal Office at Governors Island, New York City; Stu kept the office running, we celebrated our promotions together. After retirement we stayed in touch at Christmas Time and at my cabin in Maine, with Jeannette and another Coastie with whom we had served. I shall miss him deeply.
    I send him this mariners blessing; “In your hereafter voyage may you have fair winds and following seas. May your passage be absent
    storms and ship wrecks and rocks and shoals. And at voyage end may you rest in the welcome arms of a safe and loving Harbor.”

    Stu knew his duty and he did it well. He was a good and loyal shipmate.

    Kent Mathews, USCG (Ret.)

    Kent W. Mathews, | February 17, 2021 at 4:36 PM
  2. Stu became a member of our family in 2006 when Jennifer and David married. Since then we saw him on many family occasions and every time enjoyed his smile and humor. We remember his love of dance and music. We, along with the rest of his family and friends, will really miss him.

    Cathi & Walt Smith | February 13, 2021 at 6:03 PM
  3. We are both heart broken that there will be no more “Saturday Night Church Turkey Suppers”
    shared with you and Stu. We had such fun, and Armand and Stu always had to get their
    “first” to get the “lemon squares” before they sold out! Such good memories we hold in our hearts.
    Stu is now in heaven with his family and friends that passed before him. He is no longer in pain.
    Jeanette, our love and prayers are with you always.
    Armand & Kathleen Cyr

    Kathleen Cyr | February 12, 2021 at 2:55 PM
  4. Please accept my sincere condolences. I grew up with Stuart (and particularly his sister, Donna) in Wiscasset, ME and remember Stuart’s bold presence, his fun personality, and his handsome smile. Sending love and prayers.

    Kathy Morris King

    Kathy Morris King | February 12, 2021 at 8:03 AM
  5. Although Stu and I didn’t have much interaction in our youth, it was great fun to reunite in later years and discover how many mannerisms and interests we had in common. So glad we got to share our love of the outdoors, good coffee and interesting books. Your quiet courage filled me with awe. You and yours reside in my heart until we meet again. Blessed be.

    Sandy Amazeen | February 8, 2021 at 12:48 PM
  6. Dear Jeanette,
    My mom and dad, Alberta and Bill Nester, loved you and Stu so very much, and I became blessed by your friendship through them. I know the deep pain you must be experiencing at the loss of your beloved husband, but I hope the thought of his vibrant new life in heaven is a comfort to you. I hope Mom and Dad were among the welcoming party.

    My love and prayers are with you always.


    Mary T Nester | February 8, 2021 at 12:35 PM
  7. Stu might of left us here on earth but he will never leave us in our mind, thoughts, memories and prayers

    norman & Paula Ford | February 8, 2021 at 7:12 AM
  8. Jeannette,
    Sharing in your sorrow as we remember Stu and all the fun times we had dancing together every Monday. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am only a phone call away….
    Take care with hugs,
    Claire Bruno

    claire bruno | February 7, 2021 at 1:56 PM
  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate the life and the love of this wonderful husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend. He found his way through his life challenges and successes with the love and support of the wonderful people surrounding him. May all of you find peace in knowing that he is at peace and remains in loving arms. God bless you.

    Jeanne & Marty Phillips | February 7, 2021 at 11:28 AM

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