Date of Death:  March 24, 2023

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will take place. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, with a celebration of life to follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service with full military honors will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

John Robert Cross, age 78, of Centreville, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 24, 2023 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Three Rivers, MI, the son of Leland and Mary (Sangalli) Cross.

John attended Three Rivers Immaculate Conception school from kindergarten-eighth grade and graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1963. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the US. Army as a medic until his honorable discharge. He was employed for over thirty years at Verizon, formerly GTE, until his eventual retirement.

John was united in marriage to Emily Jan (Kursner) Cross on October 17, 1969. Together they raised two children and made their home in Centreville. He was a die-hard Notre Dame fan, loved college basketball & football, the Detroit Tigers, playing golf, mowing his lawn, and playing cards with his family and friends.

He was preceded in passing by his parents, step father, Jack Dalponte; son, Jeff Cross, and sister, Judy (Cross) Stokoe.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Jan Cross; daughter, Jaimie (Cory) Patrick; grandchildren, Claire, Max, Miles, and Amelia Patrick; uncle, Peter Sangalli; close friend, John Lehman; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Additional Information

Memorial donations in memory of John may be directed to Three Rivers Hospice Care. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. To Jan & Family,
    So sorry about John’s passing, Always looked forward to his visits over to Dad & Mom’s. John had a great personality and made all of us laugh. Chet & Florence loved it when John dropped by. He will be greatly missed and god bless all of you.

  2. Joe and Lynn Dilley
    Our sympathy goes out to John’s family, I remember John through my younger years around the Sangalli family. A great man. Prayers for the family at this time.

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