Sandra Lee Cross, 61

EAST LIVERPOOL – Sandra Lee “Sandy” Cross, of Duke Road, Calcutta, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at the Salem Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was 61.

Born in East Liverpool, July 2, 1953, she was a daughter of Eleanor Jane Dunlap Roller of Calcutta and the late David Roller. A resident of this area most of her life, she was a member of the Beaver Local High School Class of 1973. For many years she worked at The Review as well as the BP station in Glenmoor. While residing briefly in North Carolina she worked as a pharmacy tech at Walmart.

She was a member of Longs Run Presbyterian Church where she was active in the food bank and helped in the kitchen. She was also an avid bowler and played on several leagues at Tri-State Lanes.

Sandy possessed a charming positive attitude for living, loved trips to the beach and never quit listening to Rock and Roll from the 50s and 60s. In 1992, she was the recipient of a heart transplant. She cherished the gift of life that had been given to her and valued every moment spent with friends and family.

Her husband survives, Terry Ray Cross, whom she married April 22, 1987. She will be sadly missed by her children, Emily Braslawsce, and her husband Erik, of Calcutta, Judith Parrish, and her husband Raymond, of Herndon, Virginia, David Wynn, and his wife Annie, of Leetonia; Terry Cross II, and his wife Cindy, of East Liverpool; Carrie Cross of Clinton, Pennsylvania; and Jessy Cross of East Liverpool.

She also leaves behind her four grandchildren, Hannah, Phillip and Sidney Braslawsce, and David Wynn Jr. There are four sisters, Rebecca Roller of Columbiana, Karen Thomas, and her husband Kenny, of North Bloomfield, Ohio, June Rodgers, and her husband Jimmy, of Glenmoor, and Tracy Roller of Virginia.

She is also survived by her mother and father-in-law, James and Margaret Cross of Clermont, Florida.

Friends may visit Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 4 to 8 p.m. Rev. Dr. Stephen Cramer will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Longs Run Presbyterian Church.

Following the service, family and friends will gather at the church for a luncheon and continued remembrance.

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