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Robert J. Cress, Jr.

February 2, 1952 ~ August 24, 2019 (age 67)


Robert J. Cress, Jr., of Greenwood, DE passed away at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, DE on August 24, 2019.  He was born in Darby, PA on February 2, 1952 to the late Robert J. Cress, Sr and Beulah Kelly Cress.   He graduated from Springfield H.S. in 1970 and was an Engineering Major in the Community College of Delaware County.  Robert enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1970, honorably discharged as a Gunner’s Mate.  He then entered a career in HVAC. He loved his family, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.  He loved travelling and made 20 trips to the Bahamas and Jamaica, etc.   His toys were Indian, Harley Davidson, and Yamaha motorcycles.  As a “Coastie,” of course he loved boats and fishing!

Robert is survived by his long-time companion, Linda Solum; and his three children:  Robert J. Cress III, of Philadelphia, PA; William Louis Adam Cress, of Georgetown, DE; and Kelley Cress Zavala, of Philadelphia, PA.  Also surviving are his siblings:  Donna Cress Hornberger (Larry) of Duluth, GA; Mary Caye Cress Bowen, of Upper Chichester, PA; and Charles Phillip Cress (Megan) of Springfield, Delaware Co., PA.  Also surviving Robert are his two grandchildren: Mickey Zavala and Aidan Cress. Two sisters preceded Robert: Patricia Cress Widmere, and Amy Cress Fry.

A time of visitation and calling hours will be held from 10:30 AM till 11:30 AM on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE.  A funeral service will be held at 11:30 PM with the Rev. Dr. James Van Der Wall officiating.  Interment follows, with Military Honors, at the Delaware Veteran’s Cemetery in Millsboro.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital; 1600 Rockland Road; Wilmington, DE  19803.


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August 29, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Funeral Service
August 29, 2019

11:30 AM


Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
26669 Patriots Way
Millsboro, DE 19966

Please note
Interment is at 1:00 P.M.


Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road, WILMINGTON DE 19803
Tel: 1-302-651-4200

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