Richard Marshall Cronin, M.D.

Richard Marshall Cronin, M.D., age 89, of Elmhurst, IL, died peacefully Saturday night, February 27, 2016 surrounded by his wife Claire, his 9 children, and his 38 grandchildren. Richard was married for 64 years to the love of his life, Claire Cronin, nee Cusack; proud Father of Richard Jr. (Anne Mattimore Cronin), Cathleen M. Cronin, M.D. (G. Martin Mullen, M.D.), Brian T. Cronin ( Maria Portela), Cynthia Cronin Cahill (Jerome F. Cahill, Jr.), Daniel J. Cronin (Juliann Ashley Cronin), Rosanne Cronin Pompe van Meerdervoort (Antoine Pompe van Meerdervoort), Sheila Cronin Bodee (Richard L. Bodee), Thomas C. Cronin (Regan Kuehnle Cronin), and John F. Cronin (Dulcinea Gillman); loving grandfather of Maureen, Martin, Kathleen, Sheila, John Mullen; Claire, Johanna, Matt, Ryan Cronin; Denis, Cathleen, Megan, Michael, Claire Cahill; Elizabeth, Sarah, Grace, Daniel Cronin, Jr.; Madeleine, Catherine, Antoinette Pompe van Meerdervoort; Richard, Bridget, Kevin Bodee; Caroline, Anne-Claire, Jilly, Tamsen, Thomas Jr., Rory, Regan Mary, Marshall, Teresa, Eileen Cronin; Dagne, Mathilde, Finbarr and Flannery Cronin. Dr. Richard Cronin was born in 1926 in Oak Park, IL, son of Dr. John J. Cronin and Rose Ann Fox Cronin, raised in River Forest, IL with his three brothers, Dr. John J. Jr., Thomas, and Robert, all of whom have preceded him in death. Dr. Cronin was a scholar athlete at Fenwick High School, graduating in 1944, and went on to study premed at the University of Notre Dame, earning a monogram letter for football, graduating in 1946. After declining an offer to play professional football, he attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine graduating in 1950 and became an Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in Elmhurst and Loyola for 55 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, Doctor and friend to many. Dr. Cronin will be missed by all. Visitation Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Friends and family will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst. Interment Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Elmhurst. Rest in peace, Dr. Cronin. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126 and Loyola University Medical Center: Department of Orthopaedics, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

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5 comments on “Richard Marshall Cronin, M.D.
  1. Tom Webb says:

    To the Cronin family, I offer my deepest sympathies. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend the services for your Dad, I will be out of town. It was an honor to know him. He was always very kind to me, and all of my family. God bless him and all of you. Give your Mom a hug for me.


    Tom Webb

  2. Tom & Sharon Sible says:

    To Clare & the Cronin Family we offer our deepest condolences. It was my privilege to have known Dick & Claire during my years at IC. I was also privileged to have some of their children in class at IC. Dr. Cronin repaired my shoulder & I have never had a concern or problem with it. He was an outstanding surgeon and even more so a person. We have tremendous and fond memories of the Cronins. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Clare and family.
    Tom & Sharon Sible

  3. pepi02 says:

    To the Cronin Family. Our warmest love for you all during this time. Wherever our small family is, you have our assistance and prayers.

  4. Jerry says:

    To Brian and the Cronin family–
    My deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Although I never knew your dad personally, his good qualities were apparent in the character of his son when we worked together.
    Jerry Cornille

  5. Terry Light says:

    Dear Claire and all the Cronin family, We have such fond memories of Dr. Cronin with his enthusiastic and compassionate personality. We always enjoyed meeting you at Orthopaedic dinners, Loyola functions and Cronin weddings! What a wonderful and talented man!
    Love, Holly and Terry Light

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