Hugo H. Cross

Posted March 21, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT – Hugo H. Cross, 89, husband of the late Elsie “Penny” (Glenn) Cross, passed away March 20, 2014, at a Bangor nursing home. He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Guilford, the son of Hugo S. and Eveline (Snow) Cross.

Hugo served with the U.S. Air Force from 1943-1945. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1952, and received his Master’s Degree in Education from Boston University. Hugo taught high school in Howland for two years, in Massachusetts for two years, Long Island, N.Y., for two years, and retired after 30 years of teaching in Connecticut. He also thoroughly enjoyed coaching tennis, football and baseball at all the schools where he taught. He was the recipient of several fellowships which enabled him to travel and further his studies during his summer vacations. He was also a tennis pro, playing at country clubs all over the country during his vacations. Hugo was a member of the Chadbourne Merrill American Legion Post No.29 in Dover-Foxcroft and a former member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Assoc., the Maine Assoc. of Retirees, and the University of Maine Alumni Association.

He is survived by a sister-in-law, Joyce Cross of Dover-Foxcroft; three nieces, Judy Cross of Dover-Foxcroft, Susan Underwood of Washington State, and Carol Bruere of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a nephew, Jeff Cross of Dover-Foxcroft. Hugo also leaves his dear friends, Greg and Norma Dyer of Dover-Foxcroft. He was predeceased by a brother, Ruel Cross; and two sisters, Florence Underwood, and Frances Cross.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, with Pastor Bea Violette officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

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