JAMES RILEY CROSS age 78
James (Jim) Riley Cross, passed away February 7, 2011, after suffering from pneumonia and a four year history of multiple medical complications.
Jim was born May 2, 1932 in Camden, Arkansas, number twelve of fourteen children, to George and Virginia Cross. He graduated high school in 1950 and served in the Army from 1952-1954, stationed in Seattle with a Nike base. His battalion has had five reunions over the last fifteen years. He organized the last one here in Burbank in 2007.
Jim attended Los Angeles Junior College while working at Safeway in Burbank and met Connie in 1956 while she was visiting from Nebraska. They were married in August of 1958. He became store director of Dales supermarket large flagship store in Northridge working there until 1981. Then he became a representative for Bradshaw Brokerage and ultimately worked at Fidelity/Lisco Manufacturing. In retirement he helped a friend at his tool and die shop. No job was too difficult and he loved to learn new things. He enjoyed the process of organization and coordination. In any spare moment he would be in his yard or doing his weekly car wash.