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Dear Members of the Dartmouth Hockey Family,

It is with a great deal of sadness that I tell you of the passing of our longtime Faculty Advisor and Friends of Men’s Hockey Executive Board member, Professor Bob Gross. Bob had surgery late last week and tragically suffered a heart attack and passed away Sunday morning. 

Bob served our program loyally and selflessly year after year and was always there when we needed him. Along with Edward Bradley, Bob was an original member of our Faculty Advising Program serving in this role for the past two decades. Bob was a dear friend to all of us associated with Big Green hockey. We send our sincere condolences to his wife Bobbi; daughter Lisa and sons Jason and Kevin.


Coach Bob Gaudet

From Dartmouth College
Robert Gross, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and the graduate program in Molecular and Cellular Biology passed away suddenly Sunday, March 2 following a medical procedure.   

Bob joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1977, having completed his Ph.D. in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins. His initial research here focused on heat shock and its effects on RNA splicing.  After eighteen years on this track, Bob began to focus on computational molecular biology, especially as it is used in understanding gene regulation. In that pursuit, Bob and his lab developed the Gene Construction Kit software, which is now widely used in the research community. He was also one of the founders and President of Textco Biosoftware, Inc., on the staff of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Familial Dysautonomia Foundation.

Hockey was always close to Bob's heart.  For over two decades he was a faculty advisor to the Dartmouth men's hockey team and he followed them avidly. He was equally passionate about the blues and photography, deriving much satisfaction from both as he travelled around the United States.

The family is planning a celebration of Bob's life on Monday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. in Rollins Chapel. A reception will follow the service at the Top of the Hop.