Robert Glenn Cross, 91, of Bearsville died peacefully Monday at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 6, 1931 in Jewett, son of the late Alton and Grace Sweet Cross. Bob served as a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War Veteran (Marksman), and was a graduate of the Surveying Program at Wanakena Ranger School. He was a Professional Land Surveyor Entrepreneur (over 50 years), President of Mid- Hudson Valley and New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (received the Pillar of Excellence Award), Chairman of the Woodstock Zoning Board of Appeals, Governor appointed (6 term) charter member of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Advisory Fund Council, Volunteer fireman, President of Phoenicia Fish and Game Association, honorary lifetime member of the Wittenberg Sportsman Club and Upper Esopus Fish and Game Club, lifetime NRA member, NYS Hunter Safety Instructor, Surveying Subject Matter Expert for the NYS Education Department. Bob had a great appreciation of nature and enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling to Canada and the Western U.S., an avid NY Mets Fan, playing guitar while singing true western songs, and exploring the majestic Catskill Mountains. Bob Cross was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains, which he truly loved. He was a friend to everyone he met, and often referred to as the Salt of the Earth.
Surviving are his wife Marguerite Place Cross whom he married Jan. 1, 1953. Two Sons: Robert (Vicky Tabler-Cross), Gary (Darcy) Cross, two daughters: Bonnie (Vernon) Depee and Karen Dunn, his sister Sandra (Ed) Reap, 7 grandchildren: Jessica, Vernon, Kyle, Chad, Nathan, Nicholas, and Skyler. 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his sister Marguerite Goodrich.
A Service to Celebrate the Life of Bob Cross will be held on Friday at 10am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia with Rev. Lee Stowe. Burial with military honors in the Lexington Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Woodstock Rescue Squad. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home.
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