G. RICHARD "DICK" CRONIN & JEANNETTE "RUSTY" CRONING. RICHARD DICK CRONIN 28 March 2003 JEANNETTE RUSTY CRONIN 16 May 2010 Longtime kamaaina Dick and Rusty Cronin were inurned Monday, 03 November, 2014, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Friends will appreciate that they are again ensconced "with a great view." George Richard (Dick) Cronin was born to George Daniel and Marion Claire Devlin Cronin 01 July 1923 in San Francisco, California. He was raised there and in Long Island, New York. His early interest in jazz underscored his lifelong appreciation for the arts and education. He began and finished his collegiate academics at Washington and Lee University of Virginia, also attending Stanford, UC, and University of Oregon, courtesy of the U.S. Army. He served as a corpsman and behind-the-lines intelligence officer in World War II and continued as an Intelligence Officer for the Army during the Korean War. Jeannette Pauline (Rusty) Gehrig was born to James Arnold and Pauline Gardner Gehrig 12 March 1924 in Portland Oregon, where she was raised. She attended Oregon State University and finished her collegiate studies at W&L in 1948 with Dick; both were Phi Beta Kappa. It was through her lifelong commitment to community service that she first met Dick in 1942. They were married 05 January 1943 in San Francisco, and celebrated their 60th anniversary in Tucson. Innovative and imaginative, these dynamic redheads were committed to education as the key to success in all capabilities. They actively appreciated the literary, musical and studio arts throughout their lives, and were lifetime members of Honolulu's Academy of Arts. They both were active in community institutions, staunch advocates for service in every form. And they enjoyed the active outdoors of Hawaii, via tennis, golf, and the many hiking trails. Dick was a "consumer's man" stockbroker, originally forming his own firm, First Hawaiian Securities Corp., here in Honolulu. He was bought out by Witter and spent many decades in their employ. In the '50s he also taught basic economics and market behavior at the University and wrote an Advertiser column opening these subjects to all readers. He also worked for Paine Webber, Foster & Marshall, AmEx, and Sherson Lehman, as the field of brokerage houses consolidated at the 20th century's close. While "making home" for Dick and their four children, Rusty set a high bar volunteering in many Hawaii charities. When business moved them to the mainland, she became a docent at L.A. County Museum and authored a number of art monographs. Later, she owned and operated an Oregon art gallery, sponsoring an eclectic blend of both international and local artists across all media, and continued volunteering, chairing the United Way. And they enjoyed their wandering, Rusty's travelogues providing wit and humor to family and friends. Dick and Rusty are survived by their four children - Judith Louise (Honolulu), Catherine Ann (Atlanta), Daniel James (Lewistown) and John Richard (Eugene) - as well as 4 grandchildren, 6 step- grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. No further services are planned. Judy may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in their names to the Honolulu Museum of Art and to Punahou School.
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