Leonard Allen Cross

November 22, 1946November 1, 2012

Leonard Allen Cross, 65, of Glen Allen. After many years of health issues, Lenny passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2012. He was born on November 22, 1946 in Washington D.C. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis and parents, Leonard and Martha Cross. He is survived by his wife Catherine "Kitty" Cross of 36 years, daughter Robin Patterson her husband Jonathan and two grandchildren, Autumn Ann and Drew James, and his sister, Linda Lauziere of Waldorf, MD. Lenny was always proud of being a Marine. He was a veteran of Vietnam conflict receiving a Purple Heart medal for being wounded serving his country. As an employee of Raytheon in Springfield, Va. for 25 years he retired to Glen Allen with his wife to be near their daughter and her family. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1503 in Dale City, Va., Military Order of the Purple Hearts in Richmond, Va., and a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. An 11:00am memorial service will be held at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, at 8209 Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville, Va, on Wednesday, November 7. His ashes will be placed at Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Rd, Suite 130, Glen Allen Va. 23060. Condolences at


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Christie Corl

February 6, 2013

Kitty and Robin, I'm so sorry for your loss of your husband and father and also for Dennis. Your family has been in my heart, thoughts, and prayers for the last 20 yrs. May God give you the strength and peace that only He can give...

bob misdom

November 28, 2012

kitty & linda, we are very sorry for your loss.

November 13, 2012

Kitty and Robin,
So sorry to hear about your loss. I just learned of it from Mom (Jane O'Brien) and Tom today. Wish I could have stopped by to see you all and offer my thoughts in person. Hope you two are doing well after all these years.
Curtis & Laura Marshall
Richmond, VA
formerly 14765 Dodson Drive!


November 11, 2012


November 7, 2012

I have so many wonderful memories and would like to share just a few.
First I know Lenny's family meant the world to him and he was a great provider. I remember Lenny and Dennis in their tuxedos on your wedding day and what a beautiful picture the 3 of you made.
I remember going to the hospital to see Robin after she was born and you were so upset because the mother in the next bed wanted to smoke a cigarette and you told her no way around my baby. Mom and dad's surprised 40th anniversary at your house in Woodbridge we were all having a great time and then it started to snow. Lenny loved to layout in the sun and loved the pool at the house and all your nice vacations. Oh, and Lenny's retirement party everyone taking pictures and he loved his cameras and making a comment at my throw away camera and gives me one of his cameras.
Lenny loved his vehicles it seemed like he was buying one all the time and always keeping them clean. I think his first car was a ford fairlane and always washing and waxing that car and had it shining.
Lenny and I grew up with wonderful, loving parents and that love extended to us as brother and sister. I knew he was always there for me as my big brother. I know he loved you, Robin, JP, Autumn and Drew with all his heart. You were his partner for life, Robin was his little girl that he always protected and you could see the love in his eyes for Autumn and Drew especially when he would rub their heads and smile. He was so proud of Dennis and what a fine man he was.
No words can take away your broken heart just know that you were a wonderful wife and partner to Lenny and did everything in your heart for him. Robin is a great daughter and did everything she could for her dad and still doing for her mom. Lenny knew he had the best wife and daughter and was the luckiest husband and father blessed on this earth.
He will be so missed with empty hearts but in time memories will warm our hearts and he will live on in all of us. He would want that and he is in peace feeling good and with his son and mom and dad. Lenny we will see you again.
Love you all,
Lenny's sister who loved him with all her heart.

Diane, Clay, and Alexander Blanton

November 6, 2012

Dear Kitty and Robin,
I am so sorry to know about Lenny's passing. The past few years were hard on all of you but you certainly tried to battle the health battle valiantly! Even so, I know your pain is great and our prayers are with you! Love to you both!

November 6, 2012

My Uncle Lenny will always be one of the bravest and toughest men I know. I remember at Robin's wedding when he asked me to dance (quite impressed by his dance moves), pool days with the family at "Aunt Kitty and Uncle Lenny's", Christmas time and Thanksgivings spent at Grandma and Pap's house.. All of those moments are ones I will never forget, and THAT is what matters in life. Family, love, the moments we all spent together. I am blessed to have those moments with such amazing people.
Aunt Kitty and Robin, you are both in my thoughts and prayers everyday. I know deep in my heart and faith that Grandma, Pap, and Dennis were waiting with open arms and so much love. "Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort your tomorrow".
Love Always,

Kimberly Downs

November 6, 2012

Aunt Kitty and Robin,
I am so sorry about Uncle Lenny. I can't imagine what you are going through. When I got the news, the first thing that came to my mind is that Grandma, Pap and Dennis welcomed him with open arms and that gave me some peace to know that they are together. They have each other in heaven just as we have each other here. I love you both very much. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Kim

Jennifer Davies

November 6, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Robin and family. I love you all and may God Bless you all now and always!

November 6, 2012

Dear Kitty and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Lenny's passing. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Phil Mayhugh and Zelma Williams and family