Monday, February 03, 2003

Obituary: George A "Bud" Cross - Class of 1935

MADISON - George A "Bud" Cross passed on to eternal life on Jan. 31, 2003, at the Karmenta Center in Madison, Wis. George, the son of Aubrey and Evelyn (O'Neill) Cross, was born in Madison on Oct. 3, 1917. He graduated from Central High School in 1935. After entering the Army in Oct., 1940, he served in the European Theatre, during World War II. He was discharged in Oct., 1945. As a 28 year employee of the MPD, he retired as a Detective Supervisor in April, 1975. His retirement years were spent golfing, gardening, and traveling with his wife, Joyce. George is survived by his wife, Joyce (Denton) Cross; his children, Joy (Ken) Hoard, Leo (Linda) Cross, Fred (Julie) Cross, Greg Cross, Steve (Laura) Cross, Joe (Barb) Cross, Jeannine Cross, Kathy Cross (Bill) Berard; 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and he was affectionately known as "Pa" to the many other children that touched his life. We wish to thank his extended family at the Kazrmenta Center for all the loving care he received the five years he lived there. Funeral services will be held at the ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 404 E. Main Street on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at 9:30 a.m. Father William Seipp will officiate. Burial will be held at the Resurrection Cemetery where the Madison Veterans Council Firing Squad will provide Military Rights. Friends may call at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Wed. at the Church from 8:30 a.m. until time of service. His great Irish wit, and love of song shone through until the end. He was a wonderful husband, a loving father, and a doting grand-father. Sing with the Angels Dad, we love you! Ryan Funeral Home 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 3, 2003

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