VEAZIE - Alvin Ernest Cross Sr., 80, passed away peacefully at his home Oct 21, 2015 with his wife Sharon by his side. He was born December 5, 1934, son of the late Doris Mae (Brown) and Edgar Ernest Cross of Bradford.
Alvin was predeceased by his wife of 35 years Kathleen Alice (Cahill) Cross, and his grandsons Brent Cross and Cain Taylor. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife of 23 years, Sharon Cross, his five children; Alvin Cross, Jr., Marjorie Cross, Zelinda Pullen, Donna Taylor and Dennis Cross; his two stepdaughters Jacquelyn and Kem; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Alvin worked 30 years for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, from where he developed a lifetime love of everything trains. In the 1970s Alvin and his family operated the Bradford General Store, which became a community gathering place for friends and neighbors. The store was open 364 days a year and if you needed something on the 365th day he would open up for you. Loving father of five children, he was an active member of the PTA, local Grange and his community. After Alvin retired from the railroad he worked with the Katahdin Friends, Inc. providing clients rides to medical appointments. Alvin enjoyed traveling, meeting new people and making friends and he especially enjoyed playing Cribbage. Alvin was a regular at the Glenburn Cribbage Club every Monday night.
Alvin was true to the meaning of his name, he was "a friend to all." His family and many friends will miss his quick wit, twinkling eyes and smile.
A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday Oct. 31, 2015 at the Twin City Baptist Church at 559 North Main St., Brewer. A reception will follow, where condolences and memories will be shared.