Herman G. Cross, Sr.
December 20, 1939 – February 19, 2017
Herman G. Cross, Sr., age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.
Born in Chester, PA on December 20, 1939, Mr. Cross was the son of the late Herman B. and Grace A. (Kennedy) Cross.
He was a longtime member of both the Newark Senior Center and BPOE Newark. In his leisure time, Mr. Cross enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. A devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cross was preceded in death by his daughters, Patricia G. Cross and Valerie Payne. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Esther E. (Kern) Cross; son, Herman G. Cross, Jr. (Katherine); granddaughter, Kimberly Payne (Eddie); brother, Barry Cross (Cheryl); sister, Joyce Patrick; brother-in-law, Wayne H. Kern (Pat); great-granddaughter, Riley Star; and step-granddaughters, Lacie Breeden and Lindsi Schaefer.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Friday afternoon, February 24, 2017 in the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park. Casual attire please.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 100 Commerce Drive, Ste. 302, Newark, DE 19713.