George "Fred" A. Cross, age 83, of Salisbury, Maryland passed away on August 25, 2023 at Tidal Health Regional Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, Maryland. Born in Eccleston, Maryland, he was the son of George Cross Sr. and Jeanette (Beall) Cross and husband of the late Patricia (Engle) Cross. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. He was Member and Past President of the Baltimore County Volunteer Fireman's Association and Life Member of the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, joining on Sept. 11, 1961. He served as President at Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company in 1966, and then from1968-69, 1971-72; 1979-1988, 1991-92 and 2006-07. He was inducted into the Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighters Association Hall of Fame in 2002, elected as President of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighters Association in 1975-76 and was President of the Maryland State Firefighters Association in 1995-96. He was currently a member of the Maryland State Firefighters Association Board and served as Past President and Assistant Treasurer. He is an Honorary member of the Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company in Queen Annes County, a member of the United Communities Volunteer Fire Company and a Charter member of Norrisville Volunteer Fire Company.
George is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Gregg) Malin; son, Brian D. Cross; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Ann Bond and sisters, Jane Cross and Eleanor Cross.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Maryland Fire Rescue Memorial Foundation, PO Box 742 Annapolis, MD 21404 or Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, 12020 Greenspring Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117.