Lawrence Harold Kronenberg, of North Bellmore, NY, passed away in his sleep on June 25, 2016 at the age of 95. Beloved husband, loving father and cherished grandfather, he was a constant source of joy and laughter in our lives.
Larry was born on January 8, 1921 in NYC to William and Diana (Duckman) Kronenberg, the eldest of three children. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 at the age of 21, and taught Morse code stateside, to fellow American servicemen. In 1947 he married his sweetheart Joyce Edlow in Brooklyn.
Continuing in the world of aviation, Larry worked in aircraft construction for Republic Aviation for a number of years, and later at Grumman Aerospace. Larry was also an entrepreneur, running his own washing machine valve repair business. After retirement, he always tried to keep himself busy and was active throughout the rest of his life. Larry was extremely handy and loved to create and tinker away in his workshop for hours on end.
Larry was an incredible roller skater and a national roller skating dance champion. He was truly a site to see as he glided across the floor. Roller skating was his great passion, second only, to fishing. He caught thousands of fish throughout his lifetime and even invented a special fishing lure.
Larry is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce, son Michael (Nancy), daughters Penny Carlson (Eric) and Debbie Zysblat, and grandchildren Diana and Jason Kronenberg, Daniele and Robyn Kohn, and Juliette Zysblat. His playful and enthusiastic spirit will live on in our memories.