On Dec. 21, 2020, Robert A. Cross of State Faculty, handed away on the age of 79.
Bob was born in Mill Corridor, to Kermit Alexander and Helen Elizabeth (Welch) Cross. He married the love of his life, Jane Marie Peters. They shared 60 years of marriage collectively. Bob graduated from Bald Eagle Nittany Excessive College in 1959. He proudly served his nation in the US Military from 1960 till he was honorably discharged in 1962. Within the Military he discovered Meteorology and by the point he was discharged he was educating Meteorology. From the Military he went to work at Penn State College’s Division of Meteorology earlier than launching a protracted profession at AccuWeather. He started working at AccuWeather in 1965 as one among their first forecasters and labored his option to the title of Senior Meteorologist. He retired in 2005 after 40 years of service. Climate forecasting was his life and beloved to do it.
In Bob’s spare time he loved trains and mannequin railroading. Together with his spouse and household he loved tenting at Deer Meadow Campground at Cooks Forest and was a member of the Clarion Mannequin Railroading Membership. Bowling was one other one among his actions and bowled in numerous leagues in State Faculty, attaining a excessive rating of 298. He was an avid fan of Penn State soccer, males’s and girls’s basketball and wrestling and would typically be cheering on different Penn State sports activities. He was a longtime Nittany Lion Membership member and Penn State Wrestling Membership member. Rock accumulating and wooden carving was one other pastime interest that he did together with his household.
For a few years by means of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies he was a member of Camp Buck Horn looking camp, carrying on the custom of his nice grandfather of being a member of that camp. Along with his spouse Jane, he’s survived by one son, Robert A. Cross, II (Maggie Smeltzer) of Bellefonte, one daughter, Lisa A. Witherite (Harry Jr.) of Warriors Mark, 5 grandchildren; Anita Dunmire (Cody), Bethany Cross, Kevin Witherite (Taylor), Randy Witherite and Chris Witherite (Tiffany) and 5 great-grandchildren. He’s additionally survived by one sister Maze Wolford (Invoice) and one brother Sam Cross (Melissa), each of Mill Corridor. Along with his mother and father, he was preceded in demise by two brothers; Richard Cross and George Cross, a nephew Gary Wolford and a niece Debra Cross. Companies will probably be restricted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Preparations are being dealt with by Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Companies, P.C.