Bryan Kendal Cross, age 48, passed away in San Jose, CA, on August 23, 2017, after a courageous 7-year battle with cancer, family members by his side. He was born on September 1, 1968 in San Jose, CA, to Thomas Fenton Cross and Dorothy Archie (Parry) Cross. He valued his participation in the Cub Scouts as a child. Bryan spent many years as a tile mason, running his own business and had an opportunity to work in Hawaii and then Oregon for several years. He had a love of antiques and ran a small business collecting and selling objects and antiques as a hobby. Bryan eventually settled in San Jose as a caretaker for his father who had Parkinson’s disease, caring for him for 8 years until his Dad’s death. Afterwards he took care of his Mother for 7 years until his cancer became too advanced to continue. His family will be forever grateful for his loving dedication to his parents.
He meticulously compiled an invaluable 2-volume book of letters written by his Grandfather, Frank H. Cross. Bryan was a dirt bike and hot rod enthusiast, with a fearless ability for amateur racing as a youth. He won competitions in the local Demolition Derby and enjoyed collecting cars. His love of fishing and gardening brought him peace, and he cultivated many fruit trees under the tutelage of his neighbor, Charlie Sparacino.
He is survived by his beloved mother, Dorothy Cross; son, Kasey Cross (mother, Laura Walk), sisters Sandra Jackson (spouse, Cass), Janette Cross, and Frances Cross; niece Thanayi Jackson, and nephews Lance Gardner (spouse, Brittany), Brandon Gardner, Cyrus Cross (spouse, Molly), and two grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved father, Thomas Fenton Cross. Bryan will be interred near his parents at Los Gatos Memorial Park. A private memorial service will be held at Darling Fischer Chapel in Los Gatos for family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and the Cub Scouts.