DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Alfred J. Gross (aged 82)
(walkie-talkie, C B radio, telephone pager, cordless telephone)
Alfred J. Gross (/ɡroʊs/; February 22, 1918 –December 21, 2000), a.k.a. Irving J. Gross was a pioneer in mobile wireless communication. He created and patented many communications devices, specifically in relation to an early version of the walkie-talkie, Citizens’ Band radio, the telephone pager and the cordless telephone.
DEATH: Gross continued inventing, and began working as a specialist in microwave and other communications systems for companies such as Sperry Corporation and General Electric. He continued working until his death at age 82.