James Cronin

CRONIN, James W. “Cannonball” “Hissy”, 71, resident of Wheeling, WV died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born August 31, 1941 in Wheeling, the son of the late Paul A. and Grace Shaw Cronin.

He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, Beech Bottom, with 43 years of service. He was a member of the Warwood Christian Church and Beech Bottom Community Christian Church, Wellsburg Masonic Temple, Moose and Vets Club, and the Ohio Valley Street Survivors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra K. Bowen Cronin.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Watkins Cronin; children, Jenny Hornick (Mike) of Rock Hill, SC., John Krieger (Carol) of Beech Bottom, WV, Lori Whiting (Bob) of Wheeling, WV, April Collins (Ronnie) of Tucson, AZ.; sister, Margie Mills of Windsor Heights, WV; 12 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren;11 nephews; five nieces.

Friends will be received Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-277-2722) where services will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Roger Murfin officiating.

Interment in Park View Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Morgantown Regional Office, P.O. Box 4543, Morgantown, WV 26504-4543.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.