Maria "Mary" Aurelia Malizia Gross, 80, of Ambler, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the St. Joseph Villa in Flourtown.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Rosina (nee Garritano) Malizia. She was preceded in death by her step son Matthew Gross in and her brother Nicholas Malizia.
She was the owner of Maria Aurelia Hair Style in Ambler from 1987 until her retirement in 2006. Prior to being located in Ambler, Mary owned and operated Mary Hair Style in Germantown, and then, Maria Aurelia Hair Style in Abington.
Mrs. Gross was a graduate of the Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Class of 1950 and was on the Board of Directors Eastern Montgomery County Vo-Tech Cosmetology Department.
Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Jack Gross of Ambler and her devoted step son Mark Gross. She is also survived by her sisters Loretta Zaski, Connie Hoch, and Irene Lojeski, and her brother, John Maliza. Mary was the loving step grandmother ofJennifer Magent and step great grandmother of Jacalyn, and Shealyn Magent. She also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and Friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, and 9:00 to 10:00 AM Monday, October 8th at St. Joseph's Church, 16 S. Spring Garden Street, Ambler. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 AM. Interment will be Private.
Remembrances in her name to Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls,1000 West Lycoming Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 or St. Joseph's Villa-Flourtown, 110 West Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19031 would be appreciated by the family.
Tributes may be made at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com