delores cronin
The heavenly angels came and took home Delores M. Cronin, loving wife of Charles R. Cronin, 201 Scenery Drive, Weirton, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the Weirton Medical Center. She was 77. Delores earned a peaceful rest in the House of the Lord. Although she suffered from ill health in her late years, she maintained an upbeat attitude and a cheerful smile. Her passion was the Weirton Woman's Club, and she displayed incredible determination to remain an active member. She was a past president of the club. Delores also was active in her circle of bridge-playing friends. The daughter of the late Richard J. and Thelma Carr Foley, Delores was born August 3, 1932 in Empire, Ohio (Jefferson County). The family moved to Wellsville, Ohio, where she graduated from high school and played in the Tiger varsity band. Delores was a graduate of Ohio Valley Business College, and had a lengthy career in the bookkeeping department of First National Bank in East Liverpool prior to moving with her husband and son to Weirton in 1971. She enjoyed symphony music, fashion shows, and baking special cakes and pies for close friends. Delores was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Weirton. She was also preceded in death by a younger sister Virginia Foley Lacey and brother Billy Foley. In addition to her husband of 49 years, she is survived by their son Richard B. "Brad" Cronin of Parma, Ohio; younger sister, Betty Foley of Wheeling; niece and family, Jennifer and Roger Boldizsar and children Brittany and Alex of Land-O-Lakes, Florida. Friends will be received 6-8PM Friday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday. The Pastor Judy Jerman will officiate. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville, Ohio. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you The day God took you home.

Memories Timeline


  1. Brad, Rod and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers and if you need anything do not hesitate to call. Love, Rod,Nate and Jen

  2. Chuck, We are so sorry to learn of the death of Dodie. We have so many fond memories of the times you both would come to our house to play cards. Craig was just little then and he would ask if Chuck was coming up and bringing his Mom. We also remember the time we came to your house to watch the WVU-Penn State game and WVU won! We have enjoyed your friendship for so many years and we will miss Dodie. She was a special person. We are so sorry that we will be out of town for the viewing and the funeral, but we will be thinking of you and Brad. Sincerely, Mark and Barbara Trushel

  3. Brad and Mr. Cronin, Our deepest sympathy to you both. We remember Mrs. Cronin from being involved in the Weir High Band Parents. She always had a smile and was willing to help. May the happy memories help you through this time of sorrow. God Bless Melanie and Gerry Donofe

  4. Dear Brad: I wish to extend to you my heartfelt sympathy and payers on the loss of your mother. I remember our younger years and times together in the neighborhood. Your mother was always so kind. Certanly, she is at rest with the Lord! Sincerely, Stan Tuchalski

  5. Dear Brad and Mr Cronin, I am so sorry to here of the passing of your mom and your wife. God watch over you and comfort you though this time of pain. Richard Yobbagy

  6. Dear Mr. Cronin and Brad, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Cronin. She was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Your family will be in my prayers. Alison

  7. chuck and family, Sorry to learn of your loss. Cherish the memories of 49 years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. sincerely, jerry hamill

  8. Brad & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Cherish & always keep in your heart all the wonderful years that your loved one gave to you.

  9. Dear Chuck and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have met your wife on many occassions and she was a beautiful lady with a great personality. She will be missed by all of us who knew her and those that she touched. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!!

  10. I am so sad to hear about Dody’s passing. Even though it’s been years, it seems like it was just yesterday that I would see her at Eva’s on the holidays.

  11. Dear Chuck & family, It is with deep sympathy I write at this time of your loss. Memories of the good times shared will see you thorough this period of grief. Sincerely, Tom.

  12. Brad & Family – I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Having lost my father in the last year, I understand the wide range of emotion you must be feeling. Although it’s most difficult for those left behind, try to take comfort in the fact that your Mom is at peace now.

  13. Mr. Cronin and Brad, Our hearts ach for you during this time. Mrs. Cronin was such an amazing person and ever quick with the wit. She will truly be missed. May the peace which comes from memories of love and joy shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. You are in the prayers of our family. The Gonzales Family (Art, Ann Marie and the Boys)

  14. Dear Chuck and Brad, We always liked Dotie so very much. She always had a smile and a kind word. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Billie and Zip

  15. Chuck & Family- Please accept my condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you.

  16. Dear Mr. Cronin and Brad, How very saddened I was to hear of your loss. I didn’t know Mrs. Cronin well but I do know what it means to lose someone you love. Words can’t always ease what you must feeling right now so please accept my deepest sympathy and the promise of my prayers for her and for you and your family. God bless you. I am here if there is anything I can do.

  17. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult times. David Perkins East Liverpool, Ohio

  18. Chuck we are so sorry to hear about your loss of your loving wife. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless you all.

  19. Brad and Mr. Cronin We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

  20. I live in Ca., but I look at the Weirton Daily Times on the internet every day. My mother, Ruby Vandercoy just loved Dotie, they were in Woman’s Club together. My parents lived on Scenery Drive and Dotie would bring down the most wonderful desserts to my parents. I remember taking Dotie for a ride in my dads Mustang Convertible and she and I had a great afternoon. She now joins my parents in heaven. I will never forget the nice things she did for my parents.

  21. Brad and Mr. Cronin, We am very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and let your memories help you through the tough times ahead. Pat & Monte Guitar

  22. Brad I am verry sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You are in my thought and prayers. God Bless.

  23. Brad, I am so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You will be on my mind and in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  24. Brad, I am so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You are on my mind and in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. Brad and Mr. Cronin, I know how much your mother meant to you. I hope that the wonderful memories you have stored away are helping you get through this time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Cindy and Bill

  26. Chuck, Sincere sympathy to you and your family at this extremely difficult time. You are thought of often and always fondly. Rog and Family

  27. Dear Chuck and Brad, My deepest sympathies to you both. With Dotie’s passing you both have lost a valuable part of your family. My thoughts will be with you and I know your memories of her will help get you through this very sad time. We all, will miss her very much. Sincerely, Roberta

  28. Dear Chuck, Our sincere sympathy to you and Brad at this difficult time. I only learned today of Dodie’s passing and was sad to hear that she was gone. We had a lot of good times at the bank when we worked together and also when she was a bridesmaid at our wedding. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Gilda and Tom Mansfield

  29. Dear Brad and Mr. Cronin, Please know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. And, even though your mother and wife is no longer physically here, she will always be with you in spirit.

  30. Dear Chuck, My deepest sympathy to you and Brad and your extended family. Dodie and I spent many a day at Jaye’s Beauty Shop in East Liverpool, sharing stories of our families together. I didn’t get to see her often after Jaye closed her shop, but I have many memories to remember her. I think of you, as well, and the years you spent at the Review with Daddy. Fondly, Rosemary Thomas-Mackall

  31. Brad and Mr Cronin, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom and Wife. I know this is a very difficult time for each of you. Even though, it has been a very long time ago… I remember her as such a nice lady and happy person. I wish, I could wish your sorrows away. My thoughts and best wishes are with you both. Becky Bonar Struthers (WVU Band)

  32. Chuck, I am so sad to hear about your wife’s death. She was a lovely person who always made me feel comfortable and welcome at the meetings I covered when I worked for the paper. Her smile would light up a room. My deepest condolences. Sue

  33. Brad, It seems like yesterday when took that bus trip to the Pitt vs. WVU football game. Your mother had such a great time cheering on our WV football team together as we beat Pitt and listened to Patrick White meow to the Pitt Panthers and the camera. Brad, you have been a wonderful son to your mother, who we truly know has been an angel and is in heaven waiting for us to join her some day. Our hearts are broken for you Brad! Love, Deanna Hvizdak and Donna Kolanko (Weirton true and false twins)

  34. Just want to let you know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. As time goes by, the loss you are feeling will lessen but the bond of love you shared will never go away. Take time for yourself now to morn as you choose and to feel as you will. It is perfectly OK to deal with things as you choose to deal with them and not how others think you should. Please do not hesitate to lean on those who love and care for you as we want to be there in any way that we can while respecting the space you may need. God bless you.

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