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Nicholas M. Kronberger

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Nicholas M. Kronberger ('Nick'), age 87, on October 26, 2012 of Rydal, PA, formerly of Philadelphia and Lansdale. Devoted and beloved husband, for almost 67 years, of Freda (nee Kenyeri), loving father of Maryanne Rosner (Charly), Bill Kronberger (Karen), Bob Kronberger (Lynn), Kathy McGrath (Mike), Mark Kronberger (Sue) and Tom Kronberger (Cindy), adored grandfather of 13: Bill Kronberger, JR. (Amy), Beth Bartolomeo (Nick), Derek Aiken (Ryan), Steve Rosner, Lisa Gavis (John), Tommy Kronberger, Chris Rosner, Amanda McGrath, Ashlea Kronberger, Kim Kronberger, Max McGrath, Nick Kronberger and Matt Kronberger, loving great grandfather of Nicholas Bartolomeo and Julianna Kronberger, survived by his loving sister Theresa Colamosca and niece Anne Wolman. He was predeceased by his parents Max and Anna, who emigrated from Hungary to Philadelphia to start this journey. He will be sadly missed. A man of family and faith, Nick was active in community and church. In Maternity BVM parish, he served as President of the Holy Name Society and co-chaired two major building fund drives. In later times he and Freda moved to St. Albert the Great parish and enjoyed years of worship there. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4215. He was on the state board of Citizens for Educational Freedom, and also served on the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Settlement Music School and was a three time president of the Rotary Club of Northeast Philadelphia. He made a difference as the first environmental chairman of the 50 club Rotary District 7450, and was instrumental in the tree planting program in Philadelphia. He was a long time member of the Torresdale Frankford Country Club and served as house chairman. A founding board member, and honored in 2002 by the Center for Families and Relationships, CFAR termed him "The Renaissance Man" as he combined family, faith, business, community and social areas to create a life of love, service and friendship. After stints in time and motion study and life insurance sales, Nick spent over 50 years in the promotional products industry. With over 25 years in his own family oriented business, he operated with honor, integrity and humor. With his Chicago bride Freda, his inspiration and always by his side, Nick used his resources to further his passion for family and service. Relatives and friends are invited to Nick's Life Celebration from 7 to 9pm on Thursday, Nov. 1st, at Craft Givnish of Abington, 1801 Old York Road, Abington PA 19001. Nick's Life Celebration will continue on Friday, Nov. 2nd, with a viewing at 10:30 and Mass at 11:30am at St. Albert the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006. Final resting place to be at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown PA 18940.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in remembrance of Nick be made to the Center for Families and Relationships (CFAR), 1600 Magee Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149, http://cfarcounseling.org/. www.lifecelebration.com

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Nov. 1, 2012
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