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Gary Cronkhite

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“Offering my condolences. As you remember your love one, may Almighty God and your treasured memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I met Cronk when we both worked at an ad agency. We spent the first week saying little while trying to out-deadpan each other. Once the ice broke we...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: GF Korreck

“Gary, you will never be forgotten. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Dan Samuels - Jenison, MI

“My connection with Big Fish was through Veenstra Reproductions in GR. A decade or so later, there he was at the Hall Street Bakery, typing something...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Dan Aument - Grand Rapids, MI

“Such sad news. Gare was a good friend and co-worker back in the '80s in the Perrigo Art Department. He was so talented and had a wonderful sense of...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Tina,Min and I offer our deepest condolences to you and the girls. I cannot imagine what you are going through; but know that 'everyone' you, Gary...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Brian and Lakmini Ebbinghaus - ON

“My thoughts are with his family, I'm so sorry. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Marti Zeinstra - Allegan, MI

“I remember one thing among many that he said to me a few years ago..."...and in the end..the good guys win"...I will never forget you mi amigo....... ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: mark colman - kalamazoo, MI

“Gary was a wonderful art director/designer; he always came up with imaginative solutions that resulted in creative work you could be proud of. He was...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Keasha Palmer - Belmont, MI

“You and the Family are in my heart , Gary was one of the Finest men I have ever known, I knew him for a long time as I lived across the Street from...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Ray Berkin - Allegan, MI

“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...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Robb Baar - Grand Rapids, MI

“Loved talking with Gary, be it music & drumming, baseball, family. He would always offer something to remember - advice, wit, perspective. Most of...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Fehrenbach - MI

“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...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: June (Jordan) Driscoll - Wayland, MI

“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...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Tom and Michelle Start - MI

“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...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Jamie Jackson - Vero Beach, FL

“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...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Greta Bolger - Benzonia, MI

“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...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Owen Fletke - Caledonia, MI

“Kind, fun guy I had the pleasure of working with at Sefton! ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Dan Flory - Grand Rapids, MI

“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...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Bob Kunihiro - Anaheim Hills, CA

“Gary always had a clever, intelligent sense of humor...could discuss anything with anyone. We've lost a very good man... ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: A friend


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Gary passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018.

Gary was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time of passing.

Memorial Gathering: Saturday, September 29, opening at 1 pm, come and go as you please. Located at 2675 - 30th St., Allegan, MI 49010 Cemetery: Poplar Hill, Hopkins, MI Gary L. Cronkhite, age 65, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018. There will be a memorial gathering to honor his life on Saturday, September 29, opening at 1 pm at 2675 30th Street, Allegan, MI 49010.

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