Anthony Wayne Cross, Salem, Ohio

Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service

January 31, 2021

Anthony Wayne Cross, Salem, Ohio - obit
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SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Anthony Wayne Cross, Sr., 72, of Salem, was promoted to Glory, Sunday, January 31, 2021, at his home.

Tony was born on May 5, 1948, in Leetonia, Ohio, the son of the late Alice (Greenawalt) Cross and James F. Cross, Sr.

He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.

Tony was a member of the Salvation Army in Salem, Ohio and loved helping at the church. He was also a member of the Salvation Army Disaster Service where he participated in helping when he could some of which included, 9/11 and hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.

He was and avid bowler and enjoyed fishing.

Tony retired as a truck driver after 34 years and will be remembered as the person who was always there to help others out.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Margaret A. (Harrington) Cross, whom he married on January 14, 1970; four daughters, Michelle (Ron) Yoder of Berlin Center, Antwanette (Daniel) Perez of Dalton, Georgia, Susan (Arturo) Perez, Sr. of Chatworth, Georgia and Paula Marie Conrad of New Castle; a son, Anthony (Marian) Cross, Jr. of Salem; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; he is also survived by five sisters, Shirley Thompson of Valdosta, Georgia, Marlene (Bill) May of Leetonia, Carol (Oral) Bates of Salem, Donna (Randy) Bates of Sebring and Jeanette (Rick) Bates of Salem and two brothers, Jim (Vicki) Cross, Jr. and Donald (Debbie) Cross, both of Salem.

Besides his parents; he was preceded in death by a daughter, Bridgette R. (Cross) Hapsic; a grandson, Lonnie O. Wilson, Jr. and a sister, Geraldine Altimore.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., at the Salem Salvation Army with Lts. Angelica and Gene Spence officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the church the hour prior to the service, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Please follow proper social distancing and facial covering protocol prescribed by the health department.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 703, Salem, OH, 44460 with Cross Family in memo.

The funeral service will be live streamed on the funeral home website by following Anthony’s Link at the time of the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem (330) 337-6363.

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A television tribute will air Friday, February 5 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.

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