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Robert J. Cronauer

June 8, 2019


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Robert J. Cronauer

June 8, 2019


Robert J. Cronauer, 88, of Waymart, formerly of Wilkes-Barre passed away on Saturday at his home.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Clarence and Mildred Miller Cronauer.  Robert was a 1949 graduate of St. Nicholas High School.  He was a Master Electrician and he was a member of the IBEW Local 163 for 71 years. Robert formerly taught night class at the West Side Vocational Technical School.  Prior to his retirement he served as a Pennsylvania State Electrical Inspector.


Robert was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Waymart.  He was a former member of St. Andrew’s Parish in Wilkes-Barre.  He was also a member of the Catholic Knights of St. George Branch 75.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Loughnane Cronauer in 2014.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Clarence Cronauer.


Robert is survived by his children, Molly Griffiths, Waymart, Robert Cronauer and his wife, Tina, Warrior Run and Libby Rush and her husband, Stanton, Waymart; grandchildren, Ryan and Connor Griffiths, Leah Cronauer and Jamie O’Neill and Stanton, Elise and Carson Rush; brother, Raymond Cronauer, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Mary Delong and her husband, John, Center Valley; brother-in-law, Butch Loughnane and his wife, Mary Lou, Hanover Township and sister-in-law, Dolores Loughnane, Warrior Run; nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Andrew Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Wednesday from 9 – 10:30 am at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the St. Joseph’s Indian School, PO BOX 326, Chamberlain, South Dakota 57326.   (stjo.org.)


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Robert’s obituary and www.natandgawlas.com.