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John Robert "Jack" Kronenberg


1923 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
John Robert "Jack" Kronenberg died March 11, 2011. He was born on March 15, 1923 to George and Agnes Kronenberg in Spokane, Washington. Shortly after he was born, the family relocated to Santa Monica, California. He was the eldest of five children. From an early age Jack had a strong work ethic. He attended St. Monica's Elementary and high school. After completing his first semester at Gonzaga University, Jack was drafted into the Army and served his country during World War II. He was stationed in France, Germany and Italy. Following the war, Jack decided to go to law school. He worked full-time at Douglas Aircraft Company in Torrance while attending Loyola Law School at night. A mutual friend introduced him to Marilyn Elizabeth Miller whom he married in 1962. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this past February. He practiced law as a public defender with the County of Los Angeles for 15 years. In 1973 he became a magistrate judge for the U.S. Court in Los Angeles and retired in 1993 after 20 years of service. He enjoyed his job and was popular amongst his co-workers. He was very well read and knew a little bit about a lot of different things. He was a generous, kind man and was always willing to help those in need. He had a great sense of humor and brought life to a party. He was also a devout Catholic. Jack is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, John Kronenberg (Charissa) Karl Kronenberg (Nan) and Katy Penna (Jerome); seven grandchildren; sister, Maryann Oeffling (Don); and brother, George Kronenberg (Mary). He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Nick and Frank. He was a former resident of Palos Verdes Estates, most currently of Aliso Viejo, California. Services Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m., Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel in Culver City. Burial immediately following. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

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Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 16, 2011
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