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John W. Cross, III, 82, Longtime Greenwich Resident

GREENWICH, Conn. - John W. Cross III of Greenwich died Dec. 25. He was 82.

Cross was born Aug. 18, 1931, in New York City, to Marion Moore Wood and John Walter Cross Jr. He graduated from Phillips Academy Andover and Yale University in 1953. He moved to Greenwich in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army as 2nd Lieutenant in the Military Police Branch.

He was a life member of the Round Hill Club, The New York Yale Club and was previously a member of Indian Harbor Yacht Club and The Links Club in New York.

He was the president of The Edward S. Moore Foundation, his family's foundation for over 40 years. He was president of Marion Moore Foundation. He had been a manager of Clark Dodge in New York City until Kidder Peabody Company acquired it in 1974. He was manager at Kidder Peabody until he retired in 1980.

He was a former treasurer general of The General Society of Colonial Wars. He was also a Knight Commander in the order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, Royal House of Savoy. He was a member of the Nutmegger's and the Dinosaurs men's groups.

Cross is survived by his children, Cynthia Page Cross of New Canaan, John Walter Cross IV, of Miami, Fla., and Lois Cross Willis (Gregory T.) of Darien; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; and first wife, Gracia Hickey Cross.

No service details available.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Cross’s name may be made to The Family Centers of Greenwich .

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