David William Cross

August 20, 1967September 1, 2020

David William Cross was born on August 20, 1967, in Rochester, NY. On the day of September 1, 2020 in Mesa, AZ our world became a little darker, a little harsher, and a lot less kind. We lost an amazing, kind, loving and gentle soul.

David attended, and graduated from, John Marshall High School, in Rochester, NY in 1986. Following high school, David joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Japan. He absolutely loved everything regarding the Marines. He always said that he enjoyed seeing the planes fly by in Japan while stationed there. David had a love for many outdoor activities including, skydiving, hiking and just simply working in the garden in his backyard. He also enjoyed listening to classic rock and metal and traveling to new places with his wife. Most importantly, he was always smiling and joking around, making other people laugh and smile. He had a love for animals, especially Rhinos but most of all he loved playing with his cats. David met Leslie Hynek on March 17, 2010, St. Patrick’s Day, and were later married on the same day in 2012. His absence leaves a hole in the hearts of many. David is survived by his loving wife, Leslie A. Cross; daughters, Amanda and Ashley; stepchildren, Brian, Tyler and Kristen Hynek; his father, William A. Cross; and his brothers, Mark Daniel Cross and Matthew Steven Cross. We will always cherish the time and love we got to experience with you David.


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Suryanarayana (Mukks) Mukkavilli

September 19, 2020

I have known David only for the last two years as his manager at Kelly Services/Intel Ocotillo Facility. David was a hard working technician, always early to his shift and always eager to work overtime. He was honest and dependable. Often he would give me feedback, suggestions on how things can be improved when I meet him in the fab. I will miss those discussions.
I pray God to look after David and give strength to his family.

Debra Lee

September 19, 2020

We remember the first day we meet , it was at your wedding with Leslie. You brought so much happiness to her life. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Steve and Debbie Lee

P Zanatta

September 15, 2020

Many, many memories over the last 38 years. It would be hard to pick just one. I hope you finally found the happiness that eluded you for so many years. There is so much I wish I could have said to you. RIP, Dave. You live on in our children.

My condolences to Dave's entire family and friends especially Leslie, Bill, Mark and Matt & his step-children. I cannot imagine what your are all going through. I'm certain you are all behind the smile in his eyes in the picture you shared. He looks so happy. He was lucky to have you in his life. God bless.

Corey Kelley

September 9, 2020

We worked together for four long years.
Being in the service myself, I understood his extremely hard work ethic. He was a great guy.

Albert Sterling

September 9, 2020

I met David when he started working at Intel as a Contract Worker. He was proud of his work ethic and he always volunteered for overtime whenever he was called. I often talked to him about working so much and told him he needed to say no once in awhile and take the day off, but I don't think he listened. His death is a great loss and he will be greatly missed.

Phyllis Williams

September 8, 2020

I got acquainted with David through FB figuring out how we were related and playing the game words with friends. I enjoyed him and he will be missed.

Debra Busbey

September 8, 2020

I remember David helping me so much the day I moved and then he came back and helped me with things in my new home. He was always a very kind and thoughtful person. He was never one to say no I can’t help you . Thank you David for being part of our family. You will be missed by all of us ♥️🙏


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