Herman “Hermie” G. Cross, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Herman “Hermie” G. Cross, Jr.

September 14, 1961 - December 2, 2023

Herman “Hermie” G. Cross, Jr., age 62, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 14, 1961, he was the son of the late Herman George and Esther (Kern) Cross, Sr. Hermie made his career as a master technician at Rockhall/NUCAR Pontiac for 28 years. He spent the last 3 years of his career working at Martin Dealerships where he then retired.

Hermie was a 20-year member of Atglen Sportsmen’s Club in Christiana, PA, where he enjoyed target shooting and was an avid gun collector. He had many nice cars that he was proud of including his 70’s Chavelle, 88’ Monte Carlo that he loved for 30 years. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, working on cars and had a love of trains. You could always find him tinkering under a car hood. In his recent years, Hermie enjoyed building and painting model cars and planes with precise detail, maintaining his very large train display and watching his favorite afternoon TV shows with his wife, Katherine.

In addition to his parents, Hermie was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia and Valerie. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Cross, with whom he shared 29 wonderful years of marriage; his loving daughters, Lacie Breeden and Lindsi Shaffer; grandchildren that he was so very proud of, Damien Shaffer, Briana Shaffer, Taylor Breeden, and  Julia Breeden; his uncle, Wayne Kern (Pat); niece, Kimberly D’Amore (Eddie); great-nieces, Riley and Chole; dear friend, Andy Williams; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and cherished co-workers.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to come in casual attire.

In lieu of a post funeral gathering, the family asks that you come with your favorite memories of Herman to share in a book of a celebration of his life so that his memory lives on past this time of healing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hermie’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation, Attn: Gift Processing at National Kidney Foundation HQ, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or online by clicking here, or to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, P.O. Box 352, Wilmington, DE 19899 or online by clicking here, or to the National Scleroderma Foundation, P.O. Box 411533, Boston, MA 02241-1533 or online by clicking here.


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7 Condolences for Herman “Hermie” G. Cross, Jr.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Hermie’s family. I remember Hermie working with Jim and being a friend to both of us. I remember visiting him with the guys after his kidney surgery and attending his wedding to the love of his life. Sorry we lost touch after retirement.

  • So sad to hear one of my best friends, mentor, and teacher has left us. I worked with him at nucar pontiac side by side and he taught me most of what i know. We would enjoy hanging out in the basement with the trains and cleaning guns after some fun range days at atglen. He will be deeply missed.

  • Deeply sorry for your loss, Herm was a hell of a man and in my experience with him a hard worker. Some of the best lunch time outings with the Nucar gang was thanks to Herm and his aero coupe Monte Carlo as we cruised Main Street . Had to admire him, he had a way with older cars and worked his ass off. Will always remember that smile while he smoked a cig outside of the alignment rack door. Hope Jesus had them trains waiting for ya up there Herm ❤️

  • My sincere heart felt condolences to the family.
    My love to all, just so so sorry💕💕

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Kathy. Sending love and hugs.

  • So sorry to hear this. I worked with Herman at Nucar for 11 years. He was a good friend who helped me a lot. We shared an interest in military history. I will always remember our excursion to Aberdeen Proving Grounds on a Saturday long ago. Yes, he was a good friend.

  • Kathy, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time. ❤️