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 www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com
Richard Marshall Cronin, M.D.