Joseph Cross Sr.

Joseph Cross, Sr. of Wasilla, Alaska passed away in January, 2023.

Joe was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Joe and Minnie Cross and was the youngest of three children, Carol Smith and Gail Caville and uncle to their children.

He was the beloved husband of Grace Cross, father of Dawn Mocan, Jeanette Koelsch and the late Joseph Cross, Jr., grandfather of Chelsea Olson, Joseph III, Elden and Mya Cross, Dylan and Emily Pomrenke, Michael and Samuel Koelsch and Tucker, Brody and Brooklyn Mocan; great grandfather to Logan and Roya Tobuk and Otto Pomrenke.

Joe moved to Alaska in 1968, met his wife Grace in 1971 and was with her for 50 years before he passed away.

A celebration of his life will be held in Wasilla at Roadside Inn, corner of Marigold and Phlox Street (Mile 49.5) on Parks Highway on February 25, 2023 at 2 p.m..

In the summer of 2023, his remains will be taken to Nome per his request. At that time, family will arrange for gathering of family and friends.

Joe will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


The Nome Nugget

PO Box 610
Nome, Alaska 99762

Phone: (907) 443-5235
Fax: (907) 443-5112

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