Calvin R. Cross, 89, formerly of Bechtelsville
Calvin R. Cross, 89, formerly of Bechtelsville, husband of the late Dorothy E. (Setzer) Cross, passed away Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Manatawny Manor.
Born in Greentown, he was the son of the late Howard A. and Minnie S. (Croft) Cross.
Calvin served in the US Navy for four years, including aboard the USS Little Rock. He served as assistant scout master, scout master, and committee member for Boy Scout Troop 36 in Gilbertsville. Calvin served in law enforcement in Douglass Twp. Montgomery County for many years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason at Masonic Stichter Lodge F&AM, a life member of Gilbertsville Fire Co., and a member of Boyertown Rod & Gun Club. Calvin was also an accomplished woodworker and hunter.
Surviving is one son Darrel Cross husband of Angie of Gilbertsville; three daughters Darlene Rauch wife of Peter of MO, Cynthia Werstler wife of Glenn of Boyertown, and Linda Clancy wife of Tim of Gilbertsville; nine grandchildren Jennifer, Jim, Larisa, Colleen, Heather, Alyssa, Nathan, Tim, and Morgan; nine great grandchildren; and one sister Doris Bartleson of Elmhurst Twp., PA.
Along with his wife and parents, Calvin was predeceased by his grandson Geoffrey Werstler, sister Geraldine Wright, and brothers Allan and Albert Cross.
A funeral service will be held Saturday September 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 611 Swamp Creek Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505, with Rev. John Cordes officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrew Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Calvin’s memory to St. Andrew United Methodist Church at the address above. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.
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