HOLLYWOOD, Florida — Robert Joseph Cronin Jr. (Bob) passed away at 75 years old on Feb. 9, 2017 in Hollywood, Florida surrounded by family.
Bob was born Dec. 5, 1941 in Glens Falls, son of the late Robert J. Cronin Sr. of Warrensburg and Eleanor (Sheehan) Cronin of Glens Falls. Bob was a 1959 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls and attended Albany Business College. He spent many years of his youth helping his father run Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg.
He was employed at Finkle Distributors of Latham for 35 years and achieved many awards for outstanding sales. In 1998, he semi-retired to Miami, Florida where he returned to his roots in the golf industry working as a starter at the exclusive Turnberry Country Club. He enjoyed many years in warm South Florida appreciating the sunshine, beach and local sites.
Bob was an avid golfer and long time member of the Battenkill Country Club in Greenwich. He enjoyed following all sports including basketball, football and golf, a passion he shared with his entire family.
Bob leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Susan (Carter) Cronin, with whom he resided in Easton and eventually in Hollywood, Florida. He is also survived by his brothers, James Cronin and John Cronin of Warrensburg; and his sister Jane (Cronin) Wilson of West Palm Beach, Florida. He is pre-deceased by his brother, Patrick Cronin of Orange County, California.
He has two surviving children, Kathleen (Cronin) Jordan, wife of Kim of Hollywood, Florida and Robin (Cronin) Clark wife of Dana of Greenwich. Along with his two children, he has three grandchildren, Daniel Cronin, husband of Erika Cronin of Greenwich, Sean Battis of Greenwich, and Sophie Clark of Greenwich. He was also blessed to spend time with his great granddaughter, Izabella Cronin, the daughter of Daniel and Erika.
He has many surviving cousins and friends in Glens Falls, and Greenwich, with whom he shared great times, countless laughter and two special dogs, Snickers and Sochi.
He will be greatly missed for his love of life and family, his amazing strength and caring, but mostly, it is his humor and laughter that leaves everyone with many wonderful memories.
There will be a service at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at St. Mary’s Church on Warren Street in Glens Falls, and a gathering at the VFW in Greenwich immediately following the service. All are welcome.