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.
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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.
Kearney Funeral Homes
125 North Main Avenue Scranton, PA 18504
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 11, 2013