John C. Cron
dies today; funeral director 50 years
John C. Cron, 72, of 411 Broadway, died at
Tuesday in PiquaMemorialHospital a few hours after he was
had been afneral director
50 years.Together with his brothers,
Kenneth and Robert, he incorporated the family business at 608 W. High as J.C. Cron Sons, Inc. in 1960.The business was founded in 1888 by Mr. Cron’s
father Jackson Clifford Cron.
Mr. Cron was born in Piqua, May 13, 1904, to
the late Jackson C. and StellaI. Denman Cron.
He was married to Helen E. Hurley, who died Dec. 15, 1973.
Mr. Cron was a member of
Greene Street United Methodist Church, the Piqua Rotary Club, Piqua Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks 523 and the BorderCity Luncheon Club.During World War II, he head the Piqua chapter of the American Red Cross.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Harold E. Lyon (Nancy) of Columbus and two
grandchildren.Also surviving is one brother,
Robert D. Cron of Troy.A brother, Kenneth L. Cron, died in 1969 and a
sister, Rebecca Irene Cron, died in childhood.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cron-Cheney
Funeral Home here.