Bernard Cross, 89, of Elkins Park, former president of Cross Bros. Meat Packers Inc. in Kensington, died Thursday, April 18, of cancer at his home.
Once one of the largest meatpacking companies on the East Coast, Cross Bros. closed in 1979.
Mr. Cross was past president of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, and a board member of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Solomon Schechter Day Schools.
He was the founder and an officer of the Hebrew Free Loan Society and was a member of Ashbourne Country Club, Philmont Country Club, and Hackenburg Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Cross attended the U.S. Military Academy and served as a first lieutenant during World War II. He was an alumnus of Pennsylvania State University.