Gerald R. Cronin, Sr., age 80, of Lemont Furnace, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Excela Health Frick Hospital. He was born in Uniontown, PA on June 4, 1941, son of Michael Cronin and Mary Little Cronin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Wilson Cronin; a son, Michael A. Cronin; brothers and sisters, Raymond Cronin, Michael Cronin, Jr, James Cronin, John Cronin, Evelyn Villari, and Katherine Sileo.
Jerry was a graduate of North Union High School with the class of 1959. He was a coal miner for U.S. Steel Robena Mine for over twenty years and was a member of the Polish Club and the Slovak Club. He enjoyed watching sports including NASCAR and the Steelers.
Left to cherish Gerald’s memory are his son, Gerald R. “Jay” Cronin, Jr. and Michele of Uniontown; daughters, Tina Swaney and husband Tim of Addison, PA, Rhonda Garletts and husband Steve of Dunbar, PA, and Mary Lou DeWitt and husband Brian of Scottdale; eight grandchildren, Jenna, Jay, Jessica, Steven, Austin, Mason, Faryn and Laura; five great grandchildren, Kaiden, Parker, Braxton, James and Elliana; a brother, Donald Cronin and wife Brenda of Maple Heights OH; two sisters, Mary Lou Swallop and Peggy Newcomer-Bubash both of Lemont Furnace and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 MORGANTOWN STREET, UNIONTOWN, PA where the family will receive friends on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 2 until 6 PM followed by a service celebrating Jerry’s life at 6 PM with Rev. Kenneth Haines officiating. Interment will be private.
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