Maplewood lost a longtime educator and community servant last week with the death of Peter Cross.
Although he had lived in Lakewood for 10 years, Cross had a legacy of support and service at both Columbia High School and the Maplewood Pool, among other locations.
See his obituary HERE and below:
Peter Lown Cross, 80, passed away on February 12, 2017 surrounded by his
loving family. Mr. Cross was a lifelong resident of Maplewood, NJ
before settling in Lakewood for the past 10 years. He served in the US
Army during the Korean Conflict. Peter was a graduate of Panzer College
and Montclair University, obtaining his Master's in Education.
worked for Columbia High School, serving as a Coach, Teacher and
Guidance Counselor for 35 years. Peter was recognized by the creation
of the Peter Cross Columbia High School Athletics Hall of Fame Award and
was inducted to the Columbia High School Hall of Fame. He was very
active in the Maplewood Community, including the Community Pool where he
served as the first manager of Summer Pool Operations.
Peter was an
avid Mets and Rangers fan and loved spending time with his family. He
was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed
Mr. Cross is predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Mable Cross
and brothers, Robert Cross and Arthur "Elliot" Cross. Peter is survived
by his wife and high school sweetheart of 60 years, Jeanmarie;
children, Peter Cross Jr., Cathy Saudelli and her husband Randy, Andrew
Cross and his wife Virginia and David Cross and his wife Erin;
grandchildren, Cara Willis and her husband Kyle, Cristina Saudelli,
Tyler Cross, Olivia Cross, Peter Cross and Kelly Cross; numerous
relatives and friends; and his beloved Dachshund, Buster.