INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLORIDA—William J. Cronk, MSGT US Air Force, retired, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. He was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on November 4, 1938. He was preceded in death by his son Gary; father William and brother, George.
Bill joined the Air Force in 1958. While in the Air Force he served in the 4950th Airborne Squad ron (AIRA) which was created for the Apollo Program and subsequent Space Flights. After retiring from the Air Force in 1978 he received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Rollins College and became a duty manager at the NCO Club until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dee; children, Scot (Linda), Kevin (Margot) and Kimberly (Mike) Young; grandchildren, William S. and Ryan Cronk, Casey, Dylan and Katheryne Cronk, Larel and Savannah Young; his mother, Arletta and a sister, Donna Weber.
Bill was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather and a true friend. Those who knew him loved him and he will be greatly missed by all.