Service Notice: Paul Cross, 65, Martinsburg
Published: February 04, 2024
By: Provided by Sundquist Funeral Home
MARTINSBURG - Calling hours for
family and friends will be on Friday, February 9th
from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Sundquist Funeral Home.
service will be on Saturday, February 10th at 10:30am at
the Bethel Church of the Nazarene. All are welcome to a
luncheon at the church hall immediately following the service. Spring burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Paul Cross, 65, of Martinsburg, went to
his heavenly home unexpectedly on December 8th, 2023.
Paul was born
in Bismarck, ND on August 8th, 1958, and spent most of
his childhood in Montana. He graduated from Harlem High
School and later
from Montana State University with a degree in electrical
In 1980, while
working as a counselor at a Christian camp in Maine, Paul met a
beautiful young lady named Colette Joan Quinn. They fell in love and
married on September 5th, 1981, in a blueberry field
in Gray, Maine. After several years of infertility, the Lord
answered Paul and Colette’s prayers by sending the first of seven
Paul moved his
family to Lewis County in 1991 when he took a job with a
papermill in Beaver Falls. He transitioned into working as an
independent automation and process control consultant for many local
factories, including, most recently, Alkegen,
AMF, Neenah Paper, and North American Tapes, Omnia Materials. Known for his
intelligence, mathematical skills, and computer expertise, Paul enjoyed
problem-solving and collaborating on projects. He developed friendships
wherever he worked.
Paul was raised
in a Christian home and committed his life to Jesus in college. Paul and
Colette became Bethel Church of the Nazarene members shortly
after moving to Lowville. Paul believed wholeheartedly in God’s grace and
mercy. He was passionate about both local and overseas missionary work,
generously giving his time, talent, and resources,
including Loving Lewis County.
learner, Paul was always eager to share about books he was reading, natural
medicine, health hacks, or programming projects at length with anyone who
would listen, whether or not his audience fully
understood the details. He was also a very interested and engaged listener
in subjects of interest to his family members and friends.
Paul cared most
about the people in his life and their accomplishments. He loved bragging
about his wife and children and their talents and telling stories of funny
and sometimes embarrassing family memories.
predeceased by his parents, youngest brother Timothy, and sister Shairl. He is survived by his wife, Colette, brothers
Wayne and Philip, and children Paulette, David (Hillary), Briana, Josiah,
Elijah, Noah, and Jonathan, and grandchildren Jeremiah, Gideon, Abigail,
Jubilee, Eliza, Tobias and Reuben.
donations in Paul's name can be made to Navigators at: https://donations.navigators.org/s/fund/a4eHp000000O0dZIAS/michael-renga
condolence of sympathy may be made to: www.sundquistfh.com