Calvin R. Cross, 89, for­merly of Bech­telsville

The Boyertown Area Times - - RELIGION -

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.

View obituaries or send con­do­lences at www.catag­nus­fu­ner­al­homes.com

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