Charles B. Crone, 82 of Knox, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2021, at the UPMC Northwest Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born August 15, 1938, in Franklin, Chuck was the son of the late Wilmer and Juanita Crone.
Chuck graduated from Keystone High School. He worked at the Knox Glass Plant and was a fireman at the Knox Volunteer Fire Co. He was one of the organizers and served as president of the board of the Knox Federal Credit Union and served as president of the Knox Union Cemetery where he enjoyed mowing and helping with the upkeep of the cemetery.
On November 7, 1959, Chuck married Linda McIlhattan in the Emanual Lutheran Church in Knox. They celebrated 62 years of marriage together.
Chuck loved to spend time with his family especially the grandkids and great-grandkids and enjoyed watching the Steelers and Pirates.
Chuck is survived by his wife Linda, his children Steven (Anna) Crone of Lafayette Hill, PA, Julie McConnell of Knox, and Barbara (Ron) Switzer of Knox; his grandchildren Greg (Allie) Crone, Matt (Mary-Jo) Horgan, and Mike Crone all of Philadelphia, Jim (Kayla) McConnell of Shippenville, Kari (Josh) Wilkins of Bellefonte, Kyle McConnell of Knox, Jenny McConnell of Knox, Jakie B. (Brandi) Hetrick of Knox and Chelsea (Jordan) Dukes of Clarion; his great-grandchildren Alexandria, Zoen, Isabella, Teagan, King, Felicity, Emaleena, Benton and Grace; a brother John Crone of Warren, PA and several nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by a nephew Alan Crone and his mother and father in law Mildred and Ralph McIlhattan.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Monday, June 7, and 10-11 am Tuesday, June 8, at McEntire-Weaver Funeral Home, 504 East Penn Street, Knox. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Brian Hauser of the Edenburg Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Knox Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Knox Union Cemetery or the Knox Area Volunteer Ambulance Co.
The family would like to thank the nurses on 3 South Wing of UPMC Northwest for the tremendous care Chuck received there.