Theodore Marshall Cross, “Ted”, died in his home on Saturday, September 26, 2015, surrounded by his wife and children. Ted, whose home was in Edinboro, was a devoted husband to Julie Schertzer Cross for 44 years and was the loving father of Jennifer Cwiklinski, also of Edinboro, and Timothy Cross (wife April) of New Castle. He was an adoring grandfather to his only grandchild, Annaka Cwiklinski, who was the light of his life. He is also survived by his little buddy, Jace Cracolici.
Ted was born on September 8, 1943, the son of Theodore Gill Cross and Eleanor Hajnik Cross. He grew up in Lake City and graduated from Rice Avenue Union High School in 1961. After high school, Ted served in the Navy from 1961 to 1964. Ted joined the International Union of Operating Engineers in 1968 and spent his career running heavy equipment and doing road construction, a job which he truly enjoyed.
Ted was an avid outdoorsman and loved to spend his free time hunting and fishing. One of his greatest joys was to stand on the shore of Edinboro Lake early in the morning, casting his fishing line and reeling in whatever chose to take his bait. He shared this hobby with his son, his granddaughter and his little buddy, who all now love to fish, thanks to his influence.
More than anything else, Ted was a family man. He believed in spending time with his children and spent many hours watching band competitions and basketball games when his kids were younger. In his later years, he attended his granddaughter’s band concerts and cross country meets and beamed with pride at her every performance. Ted adored his wife Julie, and he never ceased to be her greatest support and the true love of her life.
In addition to his family, Ted is also survived by two sisters, Lenore DeBello of Coral Springs, Florida and Martha Agostino of Erie, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son-in-law, Francis Cwiklinski.
Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Wednesday, September 30th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
Ted’s family would like to thank the staff of the Regional Cancer Center and Regional Home Health and Hospice for the excellent care they gave to him before his passing.
Burial will be in Edinboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Regional Cancer Center Foundation, 2500 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 1650 . To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.