John Cronin

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February 13, 1961 - December 3, 2014

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., NewSong Community Church


Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:30 p.m., NewSong Community Church


John Richard Cronin, born February 13, 1961 in London, England, passed away December 3, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Employed as an investigator by the State of Ohio Department of Financial Institutions. Formerly with Fifth Third Bank and Scotland Yard. Education includes a Master’s in Law (LLM) from The Ohio State University, an MBA from City University and Law degree (HONS) from London University. John was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Kathleen (Sammon). He is survived by his loving wife Marcia (Shairba); daughter Caitlin; and his siblings Margaret, Terry and Sheila. Brilliant legal mind, a quick wit and infectious laugh, John never knew a stranger. He was passionate in his fight for injustice and helping his fellow man. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. followed by a celebration of his life at NewSong Community Church, 937 Eastwind Drive, Westerville OH 43081 at 12:30 p.m., Rev. Rick Vilardo, officiating. There will be light refreshments upon the conclusion the the service. The family requests contributions be made in lieu of flowers to The National Parkinson’s Foundation – Southwest and Central Ohio Chapter in John’s memory.


Larry Klabunde - Dec 13, 2014

Dear Caitlin, All of your friends in the Worthingway band miss you and are praying for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and in the meantime, wish that you find strength in the arms of your family.

Brenda and Cliff Slay - Dec 12, 2014

Marcia and Caitlyn, We are so sorry for your loss. John was such a gift to our church and to everyone he met. We will always remember his smile and laughter. May your memories bring you comfort and may God give you strength during this difficult time. We love you both.

Cathey Caudill - Dec 10, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you and your family through this time.

Lori McElfresh - Dec 10, 2014

Dear family:
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked at 5/3 at the same time he did. He was such an influence on me and my career. Your family is in my prayers.

Bob Niemi - Dec 10, 2014

No words can express my deepest sympathies for the sudden loss of John. He was a thoughtful man and a fun spirit to be around. He will be missed.

Maria Huck - Dec 9, 2014

Dear Marcia and family:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have you in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Your weight watchers friend:
Maria Huck

Judi & John Ayers - Dec 8, 2014

Cronin family:
We had many fun times with John and we were at his wedding to his lovely wife Marcia. He was a was a great man and an inspiration to us all.
Heaven is rejoicing at his arrival!!!

Anne Chapman-Damms - Dec 7, 2014

Dear Marcia and Caitlin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. John was a wonderful man. He loved you both with a pride and passion that defies words. You are both in our prayers My God keep you strong. Kind Regards Anne

Karen Trewartha - Dec 7, 2014

I have wonderful memories of John while he was at Fifth Third Bank. So sorry for your loss he was a good man. May you find comfort knowing he is in Gods hands.

Marie carter - Dec 6, 2014

Steve called this am to give me the sad news of your loss, what a wonderful human being he was, my heart and prayers are with you my dear friend
Love you marie

Sandy (Jackson) Garrett - Dec 6, 2014

Dear Marcia and Caitlin, Hope that your precious memories will give you comfort, healing and peace through this time! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Sandy

Dayna Moebius - Dec 6, 2014

I am so very sorry to hear of Johns passing. He indeed was a great man. I was fortunate enough to meet him on two occasions as I assisted him during each of his Ohio bar exams. I know John loved you both as he spoke of you with a gleam in his eye.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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