Veteran columnist dies at 92
Daily News financial columnist and radio talk show host Harry Gross died of heart failure at the age of 92 on Sunday at his home in Rydal, according to the Daily News.
The news of Gross’ passing was first made Monday by Philadelphia Daily News Assistant News Editor David Lee Preston in a tweet.
Sad news: Longtime @PhillyDailyNews personal finance columnist & radio host Harry Gross, one of the most trusted figures in Philly, has died
— David Lee Preston (@DavidLeePreston) March 14, 2016
A native of Philadelphia, Gross was born on Oct. 25, 1923, and grew up in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a full scholarship, graduating in 1944. He opened his own practice as a certified public accountant in 1949, giving financial advice and teaching other accountants.
In 1978, he started a call-in radio program that ran for more than 20 years on Philadelphia radio stations WCAU and WWDB, reported the Daily News. He wrote his personal-finance column for the Daily News from 1981 until his retirement late last year.
In addition to his wife and daughter, Gross' is survived by his son, Dr. Jeffrey Gross, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Rd., Abington. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Joseph Levine & Sons, 4737 Street Rd., Trevose.
Donations may be made in Gross' name to the Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, 1-800-733-2767.