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Edward Cross

A memorial Mass will be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Patrick’s Church, for Edward Oakley Cross. A reception will follow at the Lake Wildwood Club House.

Mr. Cross died Sept. 27 at his home in Penn Valley. He was 78.

Mr. Cross was born April 12, 1929, to Bonita Schaeffer and Edward B. Cross, in McCloud. He graduated from Bellarmine High School and California State University,



San Jose.

Mr. Cross served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On April 21, 1951, he married Barbara Cross, in San Jose.




He was in the wholesale plumbing business for 25 years as a sales manager and partner. He also was a member of the Lake Wildwood Golf Club and St. Patrick’s Church. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf and duck hunting.

Mr. Cross is survived by his wife, Barbara Cross of Penn Valley; daughters Cynthia Slighter and Patricia Cross; daughter and son-in-law Julie and Paul Taylor; sons and daughters-in-law Dave and Lynne Cross and Dan and Meribeth Cross; brothers Harold and Michael Cross; sister Ann Marie Stahr; grandchildren Erica Sleighter, Joshua Beaver and Kieran Cross; and 17 nieces and nephews and their families.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 2399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945, or Interfaith Food Ministry, P.O. Box 1174, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.


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