CUYAHOGA FALLS – Tony Cross died October 16, 2016. Born in Oakland, Maryland, March 1927, to Otis and Adraine Cross. He lived in Akron until moving to Cuyahoga Falls in 1958. Attended Betty Jane Grad School and graduated from Hower Vocational High School. Joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific during WWII. Graduated from Goodyear Apprentice School and worked at Goodyear as a journeyman machinist for 42 years before retiring in 1992. Married to Elizabeth Cochran in 1949. Was president of the Whiskey Painters of America for eight years. He taught watercolor painting at Akron University, Massillon Museum, and for many years, at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.

He joins his wife of 66 years and leaves son Jay (Pat) in Montana, daughter Jody (Terry) McMahan in Wadsworth and granddaughter Jaime (Phillip Marshall) and Taylor McMahan, great-grandson Jensen Marshall.

At his request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 or Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society at 2083 Cook St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. To send condolences or sign the guest book visit

(Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home 330-928-2147 CFNP 10-23-16)