Alfred Gross, age 86, passed away on 12/12/17 at his home in Madison, WI. He was born in 1931 in Providence R.I., the son of Alfred & Marie Gross (Vieweg). Al was married to Heide Gross in 1960 in Wurzburg, Germany. He graduated from Kinston RI High School & completed an Associate Degree in Arts at the American International College of Springfield, MA. Al joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 & served his country with honor for 26 years as a civil engineer, including overseas in Korea, Japan, Vietnam & Germany. He became fluent in both Japanese & German. He was a life member of VFW, NCO & DAV retiring in 1975 at the rank of Senior Master Sargent (SMSgt). After retirement, he worked 14 years for Ohmeda in Madison, WI as a production scheduler & then worked over 10 years as a RSVP volunteer for the Madison Police Department Self Reporting Unit. He enjoyed soccer, dancing, bowling & liked to talk about his world travels. Alfred is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years & daughter Martina Gross (married to Eric Prestegard) of Monona, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred & Marie Gross. Private family services will be held. Donations can be made in his name to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, which reminded him of his favorite vacation destination Hawaii.