Richard F. Cross

March 2, 1918April 18, 2013

CROSS, Richard F., age 95, of Auburn Heights, died April 18, 2013. During World War II he served as a Staff Sergeant with the U. S. Army in the European Theatre with battles in Normandy, Northern France, the Ardennes and the Rhineland and received the Purple Heart. As the Supervisor of Maintenance for the Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, he retired in 1983 and was a Life Member of the American Legion Post #143 in Auburn Heights. Beloved husband of his wife Muriel, who preceded him in death in 2003. Dear father of Susan (Darryl Hool) Cross and Richard Cross. Also surviving are his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Monday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 3530 Auburn Road in Auburn Hills followed by interment in White Chapel Cemetery with Military Honors. His family will receive friends from 10:00a.m. Monday until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.. Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be directed to the American Legion Post #143 and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 22, 2013

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Marianne Mitchell

April 22, 2013

I have only fond memories of my Uncle Dick... he loved his gardens and a smile that I can still picture in my mind. My thoughts and prayers go out to my cousins and their families.


American Legion 143

April 20, 2013

The Vet's Commander of American Legion Post 143, Women's Auxiliary President, and Commander of Son's of the American Legion along with it's Officers, Veterans, extended Post family members, and friends of Richard Cross. We give our deepest condolences and sympathy for his passing to God's Kingdom to Richard's family, and friend's, being a Life Time Member of the American Legion and Post 143
Richard Cross WW 2 Service VALOR has saved, endured, and preserved his beloved country, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FREEDOM'S and that of the FREE WORLD to this Day! The LIGHT his LIFE gave to his Country, the World, his Community, Veteran's, Family, and Friends will always be remembered and will never be extinguished by the forces of darkness he overcame with God's Help.
We now embrace Richard's final eternal mission with his Supreme Commander in God's Paradise!

FOR: American Legion 143
Commander: Rodney Galbraith
President: Angela Galbraith
Commander SAL: Joe Laftnear
Chaplain: Douglas Frederick

April 19, 2013

Hi - I was browsing this website to locate a friend of mine who just passed away and saw this. It's been many years since I've heard about any of your family. I am Joyce (Munro) Bond and I was an old neighbor. What a great legacy to live to be 95. Feel free to email me God Bless