Otis R. Cruise, 74, of Scranton, died Tuesday at Golden Living Center in Scranton. His wife of 48 years, Catherine McHugh Cruise, died April 30, 2008.
Born July 8, 1938, son of the late Troy and Zella Crawford Cruise, he was a Navy veteran. Otis retired from Giant Floor and Wall Co. He enjoyed being around his family and friends.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel Cruise and companion, Susan Barnes, Scranton; and Randy Cruise and wife, Teresa, Nuevo, Calif.; nine grandchildren, including Donielle Lagabed, Scranton, whom he raised like a daughter; brothers, Donald, Thomas, James and John Cruise; sisters, Lessie Fink, Hessie Lockerman, Wanda Hall, Betty Lawrence, Shirley Timlin, Carol Farry, Millie Volovitch and Nancy Burke; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Cruise; a brother, Todd; sisters, Gloria Harrington, Luella Cruise and Alice Cruise; stepbrother, Obie; and stepsisters, Bessie Bower and Beatrice Wright.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Jackson St., Scranton. Interment: Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Visitation, Monday, 9:30 until Mass at the church. Arrangements: Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton. For directions or to leave a condolence: www.KearneyFuneral Home.com