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.
Thinking of you during this difficult time. He will always be close to your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Loved this man (and you too Brigitte) even though did not know him a long time. He loved his golf game and friends. Will be missed
Keep all those special memories.
My heart goes out to you (Mrs. Becky) and your mom/family. Thinking of you guys! Thoughts & prayers <3
Brigitte, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Brigitte I’m sorry to hear news of Jim’s passing away ! He was always my favorite cousin ! My condolences to you and Becky ! Eddie McDonnell
Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Though we haven’t seen you both in so long the time we did enjoyed the visits. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Steve and Cindy Crowl
Please accept our condolences for the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Herb and Joy Niemietz
Brigette, I happened upon this quite by accident and don’t have your adress, but want you to know how very sorry I am for your loss. Please know that if you need ANYTHING you know where to contact me. I cherish our friendship.At some point we need to habe lunch or dinner.