Herman G. Cross, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Herman G. Cross, Sr.

Born December 20, 1939

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.


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5 Condolences for Herman G. Cross, Sr.

  • Blessings and comfort to my sister in law Ester and our nephew Herman, may you find peace and comfort knowing that your dad is with the Lord and is no pain. And Esther, soon we shall be together again. With much love and strength

    Buck and Theresa

  • In memory of Mr. Herman, my sincere condolence to his family and friends. May your many memories bring you the comfort of our great God of comfort and hearer of prayers.

    2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Psalm 65:2

  • My heartfelt and sincerest condolences to my good friend and former coworker Herman on the passing of his beloved father. Keeping you and your mom in my prayers.

  • We would like to send your whole family our deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss.

  • I was the director of Newark Senior Center from 1997 to 2006. Herman was a regular attendee of the Center. He always was a friendly person and had a greeting for everyone. I was delighted when I returned to participate in activities at the Center in 2010 and Herman was still there to smile and say hello. I hope he enjoyed the Center as much as we enjoyed having him there.