Robert E. Cross Sr., age 39, a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville and formerly of Corry, died Monday, January 11, 2010 at Saint Vincent Health Center after an extended illness. Born January 31, 1970 in Erie, he is the son of Ronald D. Cross of Saegertown and Beverly A. Toner Hodgins of Corry.
Cross, Robert E., Sr.After high school, Bob immediately started working in construction. He primarily worked in road construction not only in this area, but also in Richmond, VA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Bob was an outgoing person and quite a practical joker. He certainly lived his life to the fullest and always managed to smile even when experiencing difficult times.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, an infant brother Ronald Cross Jr., and a step-brother Michael J. Miller.
Survivors include his father, Ronald D. Cross and his wife Sue of Saegertown; his mother, Beverly A. Hodgins and her husband Terry of Corry; four children: Robert E. Cross Jr. and his wife Samantha of Henderson, NC, Jeremy M. Cross, Rebecca E. Cross, and Megan M. Cross, all at home. Also, three sisters and a brother: Robin Cross of Centerville and her fianc???e Jim See, Richard Cross of Edinboro and his fianc???e Charmin Majerik, Heather Schubert and her husband Scott of Cleveland, OH, and Jill Hepler and her husband Mike of Corry; a step-sister, Kristen M. Stanford and her husband Mike of Cambridge Springs; and many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford on Wednesday evening from 7:00- 9:00pm. A private funeral service officiated by Rev. Emily Zeig of the First Presbyterian Church of Waterford will be held for the family. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Erie City Mission or the Humane Society.