Socialists in South Wales are saddened by the death of Ken Cross, after a long and painful illness.
Ken was best known as the indomitable militant convenor of the Homerton Rubber factory in Treforest during the 1970s.
When he joined the International Socialists (IS), several of his workmates followed suit, thus forming the basis of Pontypridd IS.
Ken was well aware of the need to expand and he encouraged students to join.
He was always active in the Right to Work movement, regularly marching alongside unemployed workers.
And he was a lifelong anti-fascist. Always a good man to have on your side.
He is mourned by Mary, his son Stephen and daughter Tracey, Judith, his daughter Ellie and son Huw, six grandchildren and many friends.