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CROSS, James R.

CROSS - James R. Age 84, of 12 Orchard Street, Cuba NY, passed away Friday December 25, 2015. Born on April 5, 1931, in Franklinville, NY he was a son of Raymond E. and M. Catherine Boser Cross. On December 28, 1952, in the Olean First Baptist Church he married the former Delores D. Schreckengost who survives. He was CEO and District Superintendent of Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES prior to his retirement in 1994. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Mark J. Cross, Guy M. Cross, Barry A. Cross, his grandchildren Martin J. Cross, Daisy A. Cross, and Liam G. Cross, three sisters, Blanche "Bonnie" Babbitt, Jean Kent, June Wallace; also several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Cuba, 17 South Street, Cuba NY. The Rev. Alexandra Freer will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Poelma Service Award Scholarship, c/o the First Baptist Church, 17 South Street, Cuba, NY 14727 or to the Cuba Circulating Library, 39 East Main Street, Cuba, NY 14727. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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