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In Memory

Joe Kronk

Joe Kronk

September 7, 1934 to September 9, 2016

Joe Kronk passed away on September 9, 2016, at the age of 82, in Loveland, Colorado.  

Cause of death was Alzheimer's Disease.

Joe loved his job with Alyeska. It was a surprise when he finally retired. More then that he loved Alaska.

Joe loved to tell stories of his military years, and his pipeline years. It was a sad day a year ago when Alzheimers took the stories away. He dealt with Alzheimers with courage and humility.

Joe is survived by Joe Kronk lll, Son, of Dublin, CA; Donna Showalter, daughter, of Loveland, CO.; Brenda Murry, daughter, of Tuscon, AZ.; 9 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren

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09/11/16 11:20 AM #1    

Bill Howitt

​Very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Not only did he love his job at Alyeska, but he was real good at it.  Always had a lot of time for Joe, and yes he did tell a lot of good stories. 

09/11/16 07:55 PM #2    

Harold Anderson

Condolences to Joe's family and friends. We always enjoyed when Joe would show up at our Pump Station and of course at least one of the discussions was getting a semi-yearly update about when Joe planned to retire. During one of his general story telling sessions we realized that he and I had passed paths before in the 1970s when I worked for the FAA - he was involved in the installation of a new solid-state NDB (non-directional beacon used for aircraft navigation) at Chandalar Lake which I had the responsibility to maintain. RIP Joe.

09/12/16 08:16 AM #3    

Ben Holeman

Joe was a great neighbor and friend. He had a nack to make friends and was a Subject Matter Expert on almost any subject you could think of.. What a great man that touched many, all in a positive way.  Thanks for our time together.   

09/12/16 05:30 PM #4    

Mike Smulski

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing and of his suffering.

Joe was always a load of fun to work with - high energy, good humored, and a darn good technician, with no regard for Alyeska politics. A guy you would love to have a beer with. The engineers knew that the techs could make or break our projects, and having Joe on your project was having one of the best.

He was a great man in my book and shall be remembered as such.

03/07/18 07:13 PM #5    

Jimmy Dearmore

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing, I had the privilege of working with Joe at PS-7. We had some good times there. Prayers for the family, but Joe knew the Lord and he's in a better place now. I know he will be there when I cross over too.

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