DONALD E. CROSS
Donald Ernest Cross died Dec. 20, 2010 as a result of cancer.
Don was born in Bethel, the son of Edgar and Gladys Bennett Cross. He attended Bethel schools. During World War II, Don served his country for 3 1/2 years in the Pacific Theater as an anti-aircraft artillery gunner. Don was a founder of Mt. Abram Ski Area, a trophy winning trap shooter, a skilled fisherman, hunter and trapper. His passion was managing his woodland, increasing its value and supporting wildlife.
Survivors are Jean Cardwell Anton, his longtime partner; his daughter, Wendy; two sisters; a brother; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and adopted family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Don was predeceased by his beloved son, Duane; and two brothers.
At the request of Mr. Cross there will be no services. Donations in his honor can be made to Stephens Memorial Hospital, Development Office, 181 Main Street, Norway, ME 04268, or The Second Chance Fund, Bethel Animal Hospital, Bethel, ME 04217.