HRONEK, Stanley L. 'Steve'
Steve was born on May 7th, 1936 in Pocatello, Idaho and passed away at the age of 76 from a long battle with leukemia on September 29th, 2012 at his home in Cameron Park, California.
Steve entered into the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953 at the age of 17, in which he fought briefly in the Korean War. He was stationed at Parris Island in South Carolina where he served as a Drill Sergeant. He also served two tours in the Vietnam War in 1967 and 1968 where he was involved in the Tet Offensive. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in September of 1971. During his military career, he was awarded two Purple Hearts, Vietnam Service Metal, Vietnamese Cross Gallantry Metal, and numerous other decorations.
Steve then began a career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1974 where he met his beloved wife, Christine. He held numerous positions until his retirement in 1998.
During his retirement, he enjoyed reading, gardening, computers, model trains, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Christine and his children, Autumn (husband George) Motnyk of Kent, WA & Michael (wife Tracey) Hronek of Roseville, CA., Mark Hronek of Fernley, NV., Heidi (husband Dean) Rinker of Cameron Park, CA., Justin (wife Janice) Hallstrom of Lodi, CA., his 9 grandchildren, Christian, Tyler, Brianaa, Megan, Brandon, Jonathan, Jacob, Jason, Christianne, and his 2 great-grandchildren, Josiah, and Eric.
Steve will be missed by his loving family and his many friends and acquaintances. The family would like to thank the staff at U.C. Davis Medical Center who provided compassionate medical care during his illness.
A memorial in his honor will be scheduled at a later date.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on October 5, 2012