Jon “C.J.” Christopher Gauss Jr., 22, of Cascade, Md., died Friday, May 18, 2012, as the result of a motor-vehicle accident.
Born May 28, 1989, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of J. Christopher and Kathy E. (Buhrman) Gauss. He lived in Cascade all of his life.
Jon graduated from Smithsburg High School with the class of 2007. He earned an associate degree in automotive technologies from James Rumsey Technical School in Hedgesville, W.Va.
He worked as an automotive technician for Sharrett GMC in Hagerstown, Md.
Jon loved wrestling, having been on the wrestling team in high school. He was a big fan of the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens. He also enjoyed anything automotive.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Megan E. (wife of Dustin) Crilly, Falling Waters, W.Va.; his maternal grandparents, Samuel H. and Martha E. Buhrman, Fort Loudon, Pa.; his great-grandmother, Irene Buhrman, Leitersburg, Md.; great-grandfather, William F. Breneman Sr., Waynesboro; his niece and nephew, Kiley E. and Devin E. Crilly; his aunts and uncles, Karen and John Carlson, Waynesboro, Jim and Shannon Gauss, Waynesboro, and Robert and Robin Gauss, Emmitsburg; great-aunts and great-uncles, Kay and Tom Angelucci, Stevens, Pa., Linda and John Farrow, Clearville, Pa., Terry and Nancy Penrod, Brick, N.J., William and Sheryl Breneman, Greencastle, Pa., and Beverly and Steve Oberholzer, Mont Alto, Pa.; and 12 cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Crystal Gauss.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Ray Kipe officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.