PRINTER'S NO. 1151
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
887
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY SCAVELLO, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
AN ACT
Designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 611 beginning at
mile marker 391 and ending at Pennsylvania Route 940
intersection, Monroe County, as the Roy J. Gross, Sr.,
Memorial Highway.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Roy J. Gross, Sr., Memorial Highway.
(a) Findings.--The General Assembly finds and declares as
follows:
(1) Roy J. Gross, Sr., dedicated his life to serving his
community with distinction and honor.
(2) Roy dedicated more than 50 years of service to Mount
Pocono Borough, including 34 years on the council, chairman
of the Mount Pocono Municipal Authority and serving on the
Police Commission for 23 years.
(3) Roy was a life member of the Pocono Mountain
Volunteer Fire Company where he was a past assistant chief
and served on the carnival committee.
(4) Roy was also past President of the Parents Athletic
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Association of the Pocono Mountain School and was constable
and part-time police officer in the Pocono Mountain Regional
Police Department.
(5) Roy received numerous awards for his community
service throughout his life, including the 2002 Citizen of
the Year award for Mount Pocono Borough.
(6) In addition to his dedication to community, Roy was
a talented builder and craftsman and worked for the family
business, Ervin W. Gross and Sons for more than 50 years.
After the business closed, he worked for his brother, Allen
Gross, for 10 years until he retired in 2013. Roy was a
lifelong resident of Monroe County and loving husband to his
wife, Ruth, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.
(b) Designation.--The portion of Pennsylvania Route 611
beginning at mile marker 391 and ending at the Pennsylvania
Route 940 Intersection, is designated as the Roy J. Gross, Sr.,
Memorial Highway.
(c) Signs.--The Department of Transportation shall erect and
maintain appropriate signs displaying the name of the highway to
traffic in both directions on the highway.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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