Ellsworth "Chub" S. Cronin

Ellsworth "Chub" S. Cronin, 74, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, May 2, 1934, in East St. Louis, Illinois, died Saturday, November 15, 2008 in Memorial Hospital Belleville IL.

Mr. Cronin retired as a Laborer for Local 100. He was devoted to his family especially his wife, children, 3 grandchildren and his great grandson. He never met a stranger. He loved people and lived life to the fullest.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: John and Doris nee Maloney Cronin.
He is survived by:
  • Wife: Catharine nee Fretz Cronin
  • Son: Steve (Shirley) Cronin of Belleville, IL
  • Son: Jim (Janet) Cronin of Belleville, IL
  • Daughter: Debbie (Lance) DeRousse of Millstadt, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Kelly (Cronin) Bay
    • Steve Cronin Jr
    • Shelby DeRousse
  • Great Grandson: Stephen Bealieu
  • Sister: Judy (Tom) Wiekerly of Azusa, CA
  • Dear nephews
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come with Me"
With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer and saw you fading away.
Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating; Hard working hands at rest.
God broke my heart to prove He only takes the best.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Midamerica Transplant Services.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8pm Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.,

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Jack Kurrelmeyer officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri 63125.