Gary Cronkhite

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I know there is no way I can say anything even remotely as clever or appropriate as Gary would have. You couldn't help but smile when you were around him. He will truly be missed and remembered!


Posted by: Robb Baar - Grand Rapids, MI   Sep 27, 2018

Loved talking with Gary, be it music & drumming, baseball, family. He would always offer something to remember - advice, wit, perspective. Most of all, he would listen and be a friend, smiling the whole time. To Tina, Mikki and Raime - I'm so sorry for your loss


Posted by: Michael Fehrenbach - Traverse City, MI   Sep 27, 2018

so sorry to hear about Gary's passing we grew up together and I have so many fond memories of our families getting together for Thanksgiving. Take care my dear cousin. R>I>P


Posted by: June (Jordan) Driscoll - Wayland, MI   Sep 26, 2018

Gary made everyone feel like they were his best friend. What a gift. So rare and inspiring. We will be praying for you guys as you have to find your new way without him.


Posted by: Tom and Michelle Start - Grand Rapids, MI   Sep 26, 2018

Gary was a great mentor and when he took you under his wing you learned to fly. One of my favorite coworkers in my career. He was there during a time I needed to learn and had the patience to teach. I loved messaging him on Facebook discussions about solutions for lifting people out of poverty, which became a focus of my later career. It was a blessing to reconnect with him when I did. My thoughts and prayers are

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Posted by: Jamie Jackson - Vero Beach, FL   Sep 26, 2018

Another great saying of Gary's that I've always loved is "Hard to say without knowing." A combination of humor and truth. Where to from here, good man?


Posted by: Greta Bolger - Benzonia, MI   Sep 26, 2018

Our condolences to the entire Cronkhite family. We pray for peace, comfort and support. Gary was one of a very good kind. He was very influential in our family. Thank you Gary!

To the entire Cronkhite family, we love you!

With sympathy,

The Fletke family


Posted by: Owen Fletke - Caledonia, MI   Sep 26, 2018

Kind, fun guy I had the pleasure of working with at Sefton!


Posted by: Dan Flory - Grand Rapids, MI   Sep 26, 2018

I don't think I need to say this, but his family was the most important thing in his life. I can see that in all the photos Tina, Mikki and Raime left in the Facebook. He was very fortunate to have a loving family as well as friends. I didn't know him that well, but he definitely left a hole in my heart as he was such a great person to know. My condolences to his family and will be dearly missed.


Posted by: Bob Kunihiro - Anaheim Hills, CA   Sep 26, 2018

Gary always had a clever, intelligent sense of humor...could discuss anything with anyone. We've lost a very good man...


Posted by: A friend   Sep 26, 2018