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Deming Stedman Cross ’38

Published in Jan. 26, 2006, issue

Dee died of heart failure Sept. 11, 2005, at Essex Meadows Retirement Community in Essex, Conn.

He came to Princeton from Kent School, was a member of Colonial Club, and majored in economics. He was on the 150-pound crew and the wrestling squad. During freshman year Dee roomed with George Magruder, junior year with Robert Moment, and senior year with W.W. "Jing" Johnson.

During World War II, Dee served in the Navy where, as a lieutenant, he was the commanding officer of a fire and rescue ship during the Normandy invasion. After the war Dee worked for Brown and Sharp in the machine-tool industry in Providence, R.I. In 1960 he and his wife, Dorothy, moved to Princeton, Mass., and Dee worked for Union Twist Drill in Holden. Dee was active in the Princeton, Mass., board of health, the tax board, and the historical society. He retired in 1985 and moved to southern Rhode Island.

Dee is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 60 years; a daughter, Dana C. Coes; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, Henry B. Cross Jr. '36. He was pre-

deceased by his daughter, Lacy Cross Craven; his son, Deming Jr., and his cousin, Robert Moment '38. To all Dee's family, the class wishes to convey deep sympathy.

The Class of 1938

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Larry Vaughan Says:

2012-02-01 15:09:49

My long-delayed condolences to Dana and your family from your old school buddy, Larry V.
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