It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Mr. William Peter Ridgway Cross of Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Peter, a beloved husband, father, uncle, and caring grandfather left this earth Tuesday, December 29th, 2020, in Philadelphia at the age of seventy-nine. We are comforted that Peter will be met in Heaven by his groundbreaking father, Mr. William Peter Cross (Bill) and mother, Mrs. Inez Papall Campbell both of Philadelphia, his beloved daughter, Audra and his sister, Ms. Balene McCormick.
Peter is survived by his beautiful wife, Mrs. Lee Carol Cross. Peter will be missed by his four children and their spouses, daughter, Mrs. Samantha and Mr. Joseph Hobbs; son, Mr. Peter Ridgway and Mrs. Meg Cross; son, Mr. Steven and Mrs. Meredith Cross; daughter, Mrs. Allison and Mr. Noah Lieske, and his cherished companion pet Coco, who is now in the loving arms of his family.
Peter was blessed to enjoy his "Lucky Seven" grandchildren. Peter is remembered by his grandson, Mr. Joseph Ridgway and Mrs. Elizabeth Hobbs; grandson, Mr. Peter Ridgway Cross Jr.; grandson, Mr. Harry Renner Cross; grandson, Mr. Sebastian William F. Lieske; granddaughter, Jule Eden Lieske; grandson, Weston Ridgway Cross; grandson, Porter Liam Cross. Peter will be remembered fondly by his nephew, Mr. Peter McCormick; niece, Mrs. Carolyn McCormick; nephew, Mr. John Harris Jr.; and brother-in-law, Mr. John Harris.
Peter's passions were always first as a husband and father, then a businessman and friend. Separately, Peter held in high regard his positions as a Navy Veteran, Freemason, and Yachtsman. Peter was a member of St. Thomas' Church in Whitemarsh, PA, The Corinthian Yacht Club, The Philadelphia Cricket Club and the Philadelphia Aviation Country Club at Wings Field.
In a private GRAVESIDE SERVICE, Peter was laid to rest with a final salute on January 2, 2021, in St. Thomas' Episcopal Church Cemetery in Whitemarsh, PA.
Memorials may be directed to Angel Flight East 1501 Narcissa Road Blue Bell, PA 19422.
Published in The Times Herald from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2021.