On July 2, 2005, VERNON LOUIS GAUSS, SR., of Port Richey, Florida, formerly of Baltimore. Beloved husband of Barbara L. Gauss. Devoted father of Vernon L. Gauss, Jr., Kurt B. Gauss, Denise Mae Molloy, and step-father of Sheila Dixon, Sharon Walsh, Candace Kay, Sherry Holland and Wayne Criswell. Loving brother of Doris Burkman and Dawn Jensen. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren. A Service will be held in the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, P.A., Abingdon, MD on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 11 A.M. Interment will be in Highview Memorial Gardens, Fallston, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home in Abingdon on Saturday from 10 to 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made out to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, New Port Richey, Florida and send it to Vernon Gauss, Jr., P.O. Box 203, Joppa, MD 21085.