Thomas H. Cross Sr.
July 23, 1924 - January 30, 2012
Thomas H. Cross Sr., 87 of Kendallville, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at Parkview Noble Hospital, where he had been a patient for two days. Although Mr. Cross had suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, his death was unexpected.
He had moved to Kendallville in 1963 from New York.
Mr. Cross was a farmer. He was born July 23, 1924, in Port Henry, to Raymond and Emma (Sheldon) Cross. He married Pauline J. Baker on July 24, 1938. She survives in Kendallville.
Also surviving are seven children, Charles T. and Becky Cross of Albion, Wyman A. and Deb Cross of South Milford, Martha L. and Gary Dafforn of Kendallville, Thomas Cross Jr. of Kendallville, Kelly J. and Jerry Lash of Kendallville, and Susan Cross of Leo Cedarville and Anthony A. Cross of Kendallville.
A brother, David Cross of Howe, Ind., a sister, Georgia Bisblinghoff of Fort Meyers, Fla. 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Cross donated his body to the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials are to be made to the American Lung Association of Indiana, 115 W. Washington Suite 1180 South Indianapolis, IN 46204. or to Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.