James F. Cronin, 84, of Belleville, Illinois, born Sunday, May 20, 1934, in St. Louis, MO, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O Fallon, Illinois.
Jim retired after 33 years from the United States Army as a Helicopter pilot and served in the Korean War and Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parent: Ira E. and Dorothy, nee Roberts, Cronin
Sister: Sandra Williams
Surviving are his:
Wife: Brigitte Cronin of Belleville, IL
Daughter: Rebecca N. Cronin of MD
Brother: Eugene (Brenda) Cronin of TX
Sister: Norma McQuade IL
Dear Nieces & Nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:40am on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from Kurrus Funeral Home for a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church-Belleville, with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri with honors.