PATRICIA B. CROSS, 81, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Scottsdale Health Care Shea Campus Scottsdale, Ariz. Born June 22, 1932, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Robert Anthony Burns and Josephine H. (Dodez) Burns. She graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1950 and Rockford College in 1954. She married Robert Cross on June 30, 1956. Pat was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Barbara's Guild, and St. Bea's Guild. She had served as Past President of Lindley Elementary School P.T.A., Past President of the Auxiliary of McMillan Center for Mental Health, former member of the D.A.R. and was Past Secretary of the Women's Committee of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She is survived by her husband, Robert L.; sons, Robert B. of Phoenix, Ariz., Thomas R. (Brenda) of Gilbert, Ariz., Steven W. (Tami) of Bainbridge, Ind., James E. of Scottsdale, Ariz., and David A. of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Laura Mahony of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Barbara Morsches and Josephine Reich, both of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred Memorials may be made to the Spiritual Wreath Fund of Trinity Episcopal Church.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 13, 2014