Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER – Robert F CROSS, 85, of Wooster passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009 in the Wayne Co. Care Center.
He was born May 6, 1924 in Columbus, the son of Joseph and Addie Roberts Cross. He married Lois Anne Hagenbuch in 1946. She died in 1977. He married Eileen Buehler Bupp in 1980. She survives.
He attended The Ohio State University and received a DVM degree in 1946. Spent one year in the US Army while attending OSU and 2 more years after graduation. He returned to OSU in 1948 as an instructor of veterinary pathology and received a Master of Science degree in 1950. He then moved to the Territory of Hawaii in 1951 and served as a veterinary pathologist for the territory. While in Hawaii he was the zoo veterinarian from 1952 to 1958, a lecturer at the University of Hawaii from 1955 to 1958 and a partner in a general veterinary practice from 1955 to 1958. In 1958 he moved to Purdue University as a founding faculty member of the College of Veterinary Medicine and received a PhD in 1961. He moved to Wooster in 1966 as a professor in the Department of Veterinary Science at the O.A.R.D.C. He retired in 1987.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Susie Cross of Brattleboro, VT, Joseph (Jan) Cross of Strongsville, Dan (MaryLou) Cross of Apple Creek and Birdie (Tom) Weckesser of Smithville; step-daughters, Carlye (Frank) Cebul of Wooster, Pam (Dan) Pearch of Tarpon Springs, FL, Peggy (Bob) Elvey of Wooster and Susan (Lynn) Schonauer of Wooster;
Grandchildren, Bobby (Katie) Cross of Parma, John (Corey Ringle) Cross of Beechwood, Andrea (Justin) Robinson of Sierra Vista, AZ, Phillip Cross of Toledo, Lee (Kylie) Cross of Toledo, Chrystal (Mike) Gleim of Columbus, Jake (Stacey) Weckesser of Westerville, Katie (Brent) Coleman of Medina and Mary Weckesser of Smithville; step-grandchildren, Jackie (Greg) Wasilewski of Shelby, Jolene (Kelly) Buchenroth of Kenton, Jerry (Stacey) Badger of W. Salem, Heather (Jeff) Phillips of Gastonia, NC, Seth (Tracy) Pearch of Delaware, and Heidi Aukerman of Celina; 4 great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours and private family services will be held at the John Streeter Ampitheater, Secrest Arboretium at the O.A.R.D.C.
McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family with arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wayne Co. Care Center Auxiliary, 876 So. Geyers Chapel Road, Wooster, OH 44691.

Memorial Contributions
Hospice & Palliative of Greater Wayne Co., or the Wayne Co. Care Center Auxiliary

Private family service at the John Streeter Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretium at the O.A.R.D.C.

No Calling hours


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