Turlock teenager dies from stabbing
A week that saw teenagers celebrating graduations across the city ended in tragedy when Turlock Police detectives were called out to investigate the death of a 17-year-old who was fatally stabbed leaving a party.
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Larry Dwayne Gross
August 1937 May 2010
Larry Gross, 72, of Ceres, was born in Whittier to George “Jack” and Mildred Gross. They moved to Oklahoma, where Larry lived until he was in high school. They moved back to Modesto, where Larry attended and graduated from Modesto High School. Soon after high school, Larry worked with his father in the cement construction business. Through the years he worked on a number of well-known projects like the highway and bridges over Altamont pass, the Delta-Mendota Canal, and other important projects in Northern California.
Larry married Marty McNary in November 1983. They lived in the Modesto, Sacramento and Ceres areas since then. He was well-known in the area as a bar-tender and business owner of the Cowboy-Up Bar as well as a cement finisher. While they lived in Sacramento they also owned the California Saddlery Shop.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda Phinney. He is survived by his wife, Marty Gross; sons and daughters, Barbara Gross of Hilmar, Greg Gross of Sacramento, Ken Gross of Turlock, Kathleen (Norm) Caudle of Sacramento, Mark (DeAnna) Arnold of Oakdale, Steve ( Tina) Arnold of Riverbank and Donna Nunez of Plumas Lake, Calif.; sister, Ann Patterson of Oregon; brother, Ray Gross of Antioch; 15 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life to honor Larry will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at Village Chapel, 1825 Central Ave., Ceres. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered for Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356. Please leave memories and condolences at