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Peter R. Gross
Birth: Dec. 28, 1936
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1992
Mercer Island
King County
Washington, USA

Sports Broadcaster. He was the play by play announcer for the National Football League Seattle Seahawks for 17 years, until his death from cancer in 1992. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, he attended the University of Southern California, and the University of Miami as a competitive swimmer. He began his broadcasting career in the Bay Area, as a local rock 'n' roll disk jockey, before switching his career path to college and professional sports. He was the former play by play college football and basketball announcer for both the University of Washington Huskies in Seattle, and the University of Pacific Tigers in Stockton, California. From 1976 to 1978 he did Seattle SuperSonic television broadcasts, and also worked as a color analyst for the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Mutual Radio Broadcast Network. He joined the expansion Seahawks in 1976, teamed with Washington quarterback legend Don Heinrich, and Seattle radio sports personality Wayne Cody. Over the next 17 seasons he became locally identified with his high pitched scream of "Touchdown Seahawks!" Diagnosed with kidney cancer in 1988, he became the inspiration for the "Pete Gross House," created by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, providing affordable housing and educational services for out of state cancer patients. He was named Washington State Sportscaster for the years 1982, 1984 and 1985. In 1992 he was honored as an inductee into the Seattle Seahawks "Ring of Honor," during the halftime ceremonies of Seattle's 16 to 13 overtime win against the Denver Broncos. He died from advanced cancer disease, three days following his induction ceremony.  (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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Sunset Hills Memorial Park
Bellevue
King County
Washington, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 04, 2011
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