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Robert Merrick Cross Jr.
October 27, 1966 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Robert Merrick Cross Jr., 56, of Union Beach, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 31, 2023. Robert was born on October 27, 1966, in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in the Ironbound section. On September 3, 2000, Robert and his beloved wife, Michelle, were married and began their life together in Kearny. In 2003, after the birth of their first daughter, they settled in Union Beach to raise their family.
Robert was an extremely intelligent man, especially in the computer field. He worked as a computer technician for Main Tech in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, for many years. He was also a very proud Freemason. Robert served as Worshipful Master for three years at the Monmouth Lodge in Atlantic Highlands and devoted much of his time to completing volunteer work for them. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed building Star Trek models and loved cooking all kinds of delicious meals for his family. Above all else, Robert was most proud of his loving daughters and his family. He will be deeply missed, forever loved, and never forgotten.
He was predeceased by his mother, Janet Helen (Condit) Cross. Robert is survived by his adoring father, Robert Merrick Cross Sr. and his wife, Fay, his beloved and devoted wife of 22 years, Michele Marie (Massalone) Cross, his loving daughters, Megan Marie Cross and Faith Lauren Cross, and his dear siblings, Barbara Ann Baird and her husband, John, Christopher Cross, Candice Pierson, and Charles Campisi. Robert is also survived by his cherished niece and goddaughter, Cassandra Lynn Baird, along with many more treasured nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Arrangements were entrusted to Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. In respect of Robert’s wishes, he will be privately cremated. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation at Navesink Lodge #9 F & AM, 152 Maple Avenue, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701, on Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.