Charles R. Crone, 85

OCT. 31, 1927-JAN. 16, 2013

January 18, 2013
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Charles Ray "Charlie" Crone, 85, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Julia Manor Health Care Center, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 31, 1927, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Guy Kemper and Marie Alberta (Spence) Crone.

Mr. Crone was a 1945 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He retired with 41 years of service as a salesman for Tristate Electrical Supply Co., Hagerstown.

Mr. Crone was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Hagerstown, as well as the Alsatia Club, where he served as president, vice president and parade chairman. He was also a member of Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378; Hagerstown AMVETS Post No. 10; and Funkstown American Legion Post No. 211.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Jane (Schildtknecht) Crone; one daughter, Deborah Marie (Crone) Cantler and husband, Buck, of Hagerstown; one brother, Guy Kemper Crone Jr. of Hagerstown; daughter-in-law, Linda Crone of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Judi Ann Warren and husband, Eric, of Hagerstown, Heath Daniel Crone of Hagerstown, Brett Daniel Crone and wife, Nikki, of Greencastle, Pa., and Katie Jane Lingg and husband, Kyle, of Hagerstown; as well as seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Charles Crone; and one sister, Ruth Jean Eaton.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Randy Reid officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Charlie's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 108 Byte Drive, Frederick, MD 21702.

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