Warren Arnold ‘Cronk’ Cronkhite: 1925-2016

Oct 04, 2016

Warren “Cronk” Cronkhite passed away peacefully on Sept. 15, 2016, with his family by his side. He was 90.

Cronk was born on Sept. 30, 1925, in Bellingham, Wash., to Edwin and Esther Cronkhite.

They later moved to Everett, where he met the love of his life, Lillian “Lil” Anderson.

He graduated from Everett High School in 1943. After graduating, Cronk served his country as an aviation cadet in the Air Corps.

Cronk then attended Washington State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, before he transferred to the University of Washington.

Cronk and Lil were married in Everett on Sept. 20, 1946, at Trinity Episcopal Church, where they remained active members.

He graduated from the UW School of Dentistry in 1951. He was a dentist in Everett for nearly 40 years.

Cronk enjoyed spending the last 48 summers at the family cabin on Guemes Island, Wash., surrounded by his family and friends, digging for clams, catching crab, and fishing for cod and the occasional salmon.

He was an avid golfer at the Everett Golf & Country Club up until several months ago. He would not hesitate to tell you about his five hole-in-ones – which is one more than Lil has.

Cronk is survived by his wife, Lil; his daughters, Judy (David) Cotant; Janny (Bob) Woodcock; and Susie (Art) Thomson.

He was proud of his six grandchildren, Jamie (Leah) Hartley; Eric (Jill) Hartley; Brad Woodcock; Jennifer Woodcock; Carly Thomson and AC Thomson; as well as his three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Trinity Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in remembrance of Cronk may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201, or Guemes Island Fire Fighters Association, 6310 Guemes Island Road, Anacortes WA 98221.


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