WAYNE – State Nebraska Bank & Trust recently celebrated Pat Gross by dedicating a new evergreen tree at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
According to a release from SNB, in honor of Pat Gross and his late wife, Mary Jo, the bank acknowledged his many years of service and contributions to the Wayne Community and State Nebraska Bank & Trust.
Last year, Gross formally stepped down from State Nebraska Bank & Trust’s board as Director Emeritus, officially ending 56 years with the bank. He started in 1964, retired as a Senior Vice President and Loan Officer in 2004 and then served on the board of directors for nearly 20 years.
During his time with State Nebraska Bank & Trust, he also served as Compliance Officer and Head of Human Resources.
Gross has long been engaged throughout the Wayne community, previously serving as Secretary of the Providence Hospital Foundation, Treasurer of the Wayne Association of Congregations and Ministers, Chairman of the Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Treasurer of the Wayne Library Foundation and Co-Chair of the Wayne Housing Authority Board. Gross graduated from Wayne State College and served four years in the United States Marine Corps.
He and Mary Jo have five children and five grandchildren. In his spare time, Gross enjoys visiting with the sick and elderly, participating in various church activities, following athletic events, reading and watching old movies.
Joining the tree dedication were SNB bank CEO Matt Ley, Chairman David Ley, Pat Gross and Executive Vice President Ron Gentrup.