Eugene Grayson Cross, 80, Towson insurance salesmanEugene...

July 18, 1998

Eugene Grayson Cross, 80, Towson insurance salesman

Eugene Grayson Cross, a longtime Towson insurance salesman and World War II veteran, died July 9 of heart failure while in Derwood in Montgomery County. He was 80.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Cross graduated from City College in 1936 and attended the Johns Hopkins University. He served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 during World War II.

Upon his discharge, Mr. Cross was an instructor in the vocational training and education division at the Baltimore offices of the Veterans Administration.

From 1950 until he retired in 1990, he was a salesman and underwriter for the New York Life Insurance Co. in Baltimore and Towson.

Mr. Cross enjoyed stamp collecting and gardening, and was past president of the West Towson Improvement Association, past president of the Chi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Towson.

Services were held Tuesday.

Mr. Cross married Marian Gosser in 1943; she died in 1992. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Cross Graham of Gaithersburg and Marilyn Bishoff of Boise, Idaho; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Harry Herbert Wanner, 82, financial analyst

Harry Herbert Wanner, a former financial analyst for Westinghouse Co. and a longtime Arbutus resident, died July 9 from an aneurysm at his home. He was 82.

A native of Reading, Pa., Mr. Wanner attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., and came to Maryland in 1943 to work as an accountant for the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1945, he became a controller for the old Bartgis Brothers Co., which made paper products.

In the mid-1960s, he went to work for Westinghouse as a financial analyst and retired in 1981.

He enjoyed photography, boating and reading, and was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St., where a memorial service is scheduled for 1: 30 p.m. July 26.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary L. Christian, whom he married in 1936; two daughters, Susan E. Minor and Ellen J. Wanner, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/18/98

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