On March 27, 2004, CHARLES F. GRESS, SR., retired Baltimore City Fire Department Captain; beloved husband of Evelyn M.; loving father of Barbara Truntich and her husband Paul, Janice Gettier, and Charles F. Gress, Jr., and his wife Mary Ann; cherished grandfather of Carrie Richardson and her husband Lee, Gary Gettier and his wife Cheri, Chrissie Coffren and her husband Jim, Paul Truntich, Jr. and his wife Courtney, Rob Gettier and his wife Sarah and ten great-grandchildren; dear brother of Jim and Melvin Gress. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baltimore City Fire Fighters Widows and Orphans Fund, c/o Baltimore City Fire Department, 414 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202. For further inquiries please call AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 410-242-2211.