Carl R. Cronin, 90, of Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky. He was born on October 26, 1927 in Fremont to Carl W. and Lila (Ireland) Cronin. He was a 1945 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Carl served in the U.S. Army from February 26, 1946 to September 3, 1947 and was awarded the WWII Victory Medal. He married Elizabeth Partee on January 24, 1948 and she preceded him in death on November 4, 1988.
Carl started out as a Union Carpenter in Cleveland, OH. He was a contractor for Cronin Builders for many years. He also owned and operated the Double A Motel and Lounge. Carl was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, a sixty-six year member of the Elks Lodge, a member of the Eagles, Knights of Columbus and Demars Point Hunting and Fishing Club. He served as a Sandusky Township Trustee for eighteen years. Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a very compassionate person and a loving son, father, grandfather and brother.
Carl is survived by his children, Michael J. Cronin, Ft. Myers Beach, FL, Doug Cronin, Fremont, Cathi (Tom) Laurer, Port Clinton and Tina Eicher, Fremont, OH; siblings, Sally Matzek, Guyman, OK, Jerry (Donna) Cronin, Bucyrus, OH, Larry (Karen) Cronin, Fremont, OH; daughter-in-law, Karen Vargo, Fremont, OH; companion, Evie Schlegel, Fremont; eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth Cronin; son, Dennis “Cootie” Cronin; sisters, Bernice (Ed) Koebel and Jane (Dale) Enders.
The family would like to thank Stein Hospice for providing love and support to Carl and his family.
Visitation: Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, March 26, 2018; 10:00 a.m. at St Ann Catholic Church, 1021 W. State St., Fremont, OH.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion and V.F.W.
Memorials: Cleveland Area Chapter Alzheimer’s Association or Stein Hospice