The funeral for Dr. Eitan Gross, Director of the pediatric oncology surgery unit at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, took place Friday morning at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in the Giv'at Shaul section of Jerusalem. Hospital staff called him "a rare combination of an excellent surgeon and doctor, and above all a human being." Dr. Gross is survived by a wife and three children.
Dr. Dan Arbel, a colleague in the department, found him dead in his room on Thursday. Hadassah Hospital director Yuval Weiss told the Yisrael Hayom daily, "During the workday Dr. Gross felt bad and went to rest in his room, which really is not common with him." Dr. Weiss continued, "The best doctors performed a prolonged resuscitation, but unfortunately it was too late."