Craig Bernard Cronister
  • 44 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 22, 1968
  • Place of birth:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 31, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Kent, Washington, United States
Let the memory of Craig be with us forever,a true friend, father, grandfather, and brother with a huge heart and soul.He will surly be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Craig Cronister, 44, born on November 22, 1968 and passed away on August 31, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karey Brooks on 31st August 2016

"Three years already. Unreal. I feel like I saw you yesterday. I'll probably feel that way for the rest of my life. I think about you every single day. There are still so many things I wish we could talk about. I miss you so much Craig. I wish you could see my son and get to know him. He's so funny. He would be lucky to have you around. I still have many dreams about you so I know you are somewhere nearby. You are undoubtedly in a peaceful, heavenly place so you know the love we all feel for you is as strong as ever. I love and miss you brother. I always will."

This tribute was added by Suzan McCully on 31st August 2016

"Thinking and praying for you and your family today and always. It breaks my heart to see your daughters and our grandsons live life without you.  But as I said before, I'll be sure to do my part to help our boys know about you. Kayden remembers you and randomly will talk about you with me. It was truly a privilege to have met you and words can not express how blessed I am to share grandsons with you.
May you continue to Rest In Paradise."

This tribute was added by Michael Pelkey on 26th November 2015

"to craig  happy thankgiving and happy 47th birthday also .I miss you every day that goes by life just aint the same since you have been gone but trust that I will always keep your name alive till we meet again my friend."

This tribute was added by Michael pelkey on 26th May 2015

"As I move on in life my long standing best friend craig the  chronic cronister has moved on ahead of me to a new life .I'm sure as I am sure that the sun will once rise again in the east and settle in the west,that craig will be waiting for each and every family member who he loved &who loved him as well .so I say this,let us not feel sad about his passing, I know he would not want that for us .but would want us to come  together as  friends and family this summer and  barbeque under the open skylines  to tell our stories of our incredible y funny  friend  and family member Craig Cronister if you would like to attend  and join in on the festivities .Please contact me either by facebook or email  at pelkey6838@gmail.com or Michael Joseph pelkey Facebook for times and dates this summer of 2015  my heart goes out to each one of Craig's daughters and grandkids and brother &sisterwe all lost a great friend and great man that tragic  day .He will truly be missed but not forgotten ever while I'm still walking this planet .as his longtime friend I can say he would want it this way so let's make this happen life is to short to be sad  and depressed .let's party  .love Mike Pelkey."

This tribute was added by Karey Brooks on 31st August 2014

"I can't believe it's been a year. I can hear your voice in my mind like we just saw eachother.  I've had so many dreams about you over the past year. I truly believe it's your way of checking in with me. Craig, I miss you so much man. I have no doubt whatsoever that you are in a better place. In every dream I have about you, you are young, happy and full of life. Is so cool to see you his way. I feel so lucky to have these dreams about you. I love you Craig. I miss you so much. Tell mom hi for me. No doubt she right there with you :)

I want to share a little story with those of you who knew and loved Craig, my big bro.  

I was 1987 (I think) and Craig decided to take me along for a walk through the swamp at Lake Desire. For those of you who lived in the neighborhood, you know what/where the swamp was. We walked from our house onto lake desire dr south just past the access where the swamp was. We headed through the brush, along the crappy, overgrown trail. After about 10 minutes or so, we came upon a section of the trail that had some tires and wood planks laid down over the mud. Craig quickly hopped over a muddy section of the trail and waited for me. I took one step toward him and immediately found myself up to my chin in what seemed like quicksand. I was sinking fast. Only my head and shoulders were above the mud. Being about 7yrs old, I totally freaked out. Within about 5 seconds, Craig ran toward me, grabbed me by the hair on my head, and yanked me straight out of the mud. He threw me over his shoulder and literally ran me home and put me im the bath tub. He saved my life that day. I remember being so shaken up and him telling me everything was ok. I felt safe when I as with him. I felt important and loved. Craig was an awesome big brother. He was bigger, stronger and cooler than I'll ever be. He was my hero on many occasions. I'll love and miss him forever."

This tribute was added by caira cronister on 28th December 2013

"Dad; I miss you to the point where I can't even put it into words . I know we didn't have the most everyday dad and daughter relationship but I loved you so much even when I would hear pathetic things I told myself I could never give up on you or leave you even how stressful things were . You were the only person who could crack me up with the stupidest jokes ever and the long story that went on for hours . I wish I could of had more moments with you and saw the dad that you were to tori a long time ago but I wouldn't trade those moments with you for anything in this whole world . We had such great plans for me turning 14 and now that I'm turning 14 on Monday I don't wanna do it without my daddy . It sucks knowing that you won't walk me down the aisle on my wedding or going to be there when I graduate but I do know that you will be watching me every special moment . Rest in peace papa ♡"

This tribute was added by Brad Willey on 21st December 2013

"Craig, the memory of our friendship will live on in my heart forever. We will meet again some day my friend. Rest in peace......."

This tribute was added by Michael pelkey on 14th December 2013

"as every day passes there is not a time in my day that i dont stop to remember you my dear and closest friend craig cronister,our memories will always be close and dear to me till the day we meet again."

This tribute was added by Trina Ternes on 26th November 2013

"I have 2 beautiful Daughters and 1 amazing Grandson that I look at every day and see you living on in their lives.
So many great memories of the life we shared.
Such a  big hole  in our hearts you leave with all of us who loved you.
I'm thankful you are finally at peace."

This tribute was added by Karey Brooks on 25th November 2013

"Craig I think about you many times, every day. So much of my perception of things was influenced by you. So many of the things I find funny had something to do with how you explained it to me one day. I picture your facial expressions constantly. Your sense of humor was awesome.  I only wish I could project myself the way you did. You had a way about you Craig. Your spirit or personality or whatever it was just stuck with people. Part of you will always be a part of me. I'm proud to say I'm your brother. Despite the pain and hard times, I knew you loved your family. I knew you loved me. I just hope you know that I feel the same about you. I love you Craig. I always, always will. I wish you were here man. I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by tori cronister on 25th November 2013

"Daddy, I miss you more and more each and every day.  There is so much I want to say to you, things I've should have already said to you, & there's so many things that I wish we could do. You had a way about you that could always make me laugh no matter how upset I was. I wish more than anything that you would have gotten your problems taken care of so we could have had a good future. I am so angry that you were taken so suddenly,  I wish I could go back in time and stopped it all. It breaks my heart that Kayden won't be able to know his grandpa because you were an amazing one. I've never heard him laugh as much as he did while he was with you, he loves you lots, he still asks about you. I can tell he misses you. We all do, so much! I listen to all your music when I drive alone and just wish that you show me a sign. I tear up every time I pass your exit. I'm so happy to know that you aren't in apin anymore, & that your finally with grandma Terri. Just wish that it didn't have to be like this. I love you so fucking much dad. Can't wait till I see you again. I know your always watching over us. RIP papa! ♥
Love always, your "babygirl"."

This tribute was added by lou mccoy on 24th November 2013

"To the man I love....I will forever miss you!"


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