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Kevin Patrick "Ted" Cronin Sr.

March 17, 1925 January 28, 2019
Kevin Patrick "Ted" Cronin Sr.
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Kevin Patrick "Ted" Cronin Sr.
March 17, 1925 - January 28, 2019
Ted Cronin was an identical twin, who lost his own father when Ted and his brother Bob were only ten years old. Ted was drafted at the age of nineteen, and served in the U.S. Army in Germany during The Battle of the Bulge. He graduated from the Loyola University of Chicago Business School, and met the love of his life, Mille Stanek in a soda shop across the street from her alma mater, Mundelein College. Ted worked as a newspaper advertising representative until the age of fifty-four, when he switched careers and became involved in the tax and estate planning business. He had a great singing voice, and appeared with his wife Mille in numerous local musical productions. He was a devout Catholic, and a staple of the St. Linus Parish Choir. Born on St. Patrick’s Day, Ted was proud of his Irish heritage, enjoyed sports, and played golf with his long-time buddies until the time of his death, just shy of his ninety-fourth birthday. He joined those same buddies in their home town Oak Lawn Athletic Club, four days a week until just a few weeks ago. Ted was a hard working man, who never actually retired, and passed his Midwest work ethic on to his children. He was a loyal husband to his beloved Mille, a stable parent to his four children: Kevin Jr., Maura, Sean, and Lisa, and a loving grandfather to his eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He passed peacefully, in the house he bought new, and lived in with his wife since 1957. Ted and Mille were together to the end, in the home they both loved, on the street re-named in their honor. Ted Cronin loved his family, his friends, his community, and his country. He is one of the last survivors of The Greatest Generation, and personified all that great generation of Americans stood for. All of his survivors can look to his memory as an example of faith, love, loyalty, hard work, and good citizenry. In lieu of flowers, Ted has requested that donations be made to Catholic Charities...thank you for your consideration. Rest In Peace...Kevin Patrick “Ted” Cronin Sr. Visitation Friday 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Funeral Saturday, 10:00 a.m. from Curley Funeral Home, 6116 W. 111th Street, Chicago Ridge to St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave, Oak Lawn. Mass 11:00 a.m.; Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery; For Funeral info 708-422-2700, or

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3:00 PM 2/1/2019 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2/1/2019 9:00:00 PM
Curley Funeral Home

6116 West 111th Street
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

Curley Funeral Home
6116 West 111th Street Chicago Ridge 60415 IL
United States





11:00 AM 2/2/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/2/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Linus Church

10300 Lawler Ave
Oak Lawn, , IL 60453

St. Linus Church
10300 Lawler Ave Oak Lawn, 60453 IL
United States

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Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Final Resting Place

6001 W 111th St,
Alsip, , IL 60803

6001 W 111th St, Alsip, 60803 IL
United States

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