David Edward Gross, age 81, of Elgin, passed away September 6, 2020. David was born October 27, 1938 in Lake Geneva, WI to Miriam and Edward Gross.

David grew up splitting time between Lake Geneva, WI and Chicago, IL. From a young age, he was a car and watersports enthusiast.

David did his undergraduate work at IIT. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he studied under Noble laureate Milton Freedman and future Secretary of State George Shultz.

In his early accounting career, David worked for Booze Allen Hamilton. In the 1970’s, he founded Medical Muncipal Funding where he primarily facilitated the leasing of medical equipment. David’s company grew to incorporate the writing of bond issues which allowed many hospitals to be built/expanded.

David eventually sold his company to Lake Forest Bank and Trust where he later retired as senior vice president.

David’s hobbies included snow skiing and sailing. He sailed from harbors between Racine, WI and Chicago, IL. He skied in a number of pro-am competitions in the 1970’s alongside the world’s best skiiers.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by a sister, a wife, two children, and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10:30a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 12:00p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. Face masks are required to enter the facility.

To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via Zoom.us (Meeting ID: 913 4096 8086, Password: 851739).

Interment to follow at Dundee Township Cemetery East, 420 Dundee Avenue, East Dundee, IL 60118.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.

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