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Harry P. Croney, Jr.

Harry P. Croney, Jr.

Age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family.

Born in Wilmington, Harry was the son of the late Louise and Harry P. Croney, Sr.  He was a graduate of Wilmington High School and the University of Delaware.  He served his country proudly in the US Army during the Korean War.  For 28 years, he worked for Atlas, ICI and Astra Zeneca, retiring as a Purchasing Agent.  He loved sports and was an avid swimmer and played softball for the Astra Zeneca team.  His memberships included Fraims and Claymore Senior Centers, where he was the captain of the bocce ball team.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Jamie Croney, and his sister, Mary Louise Croney.

Harry will be dearly missed by his wife of 66 years, Constance Lee (Blackway) Croney; his children, Denise A. Croney, Terri L. (Croney) Borkland, Kaye E. Sterndale (Jeff), and Steven P. Croney, all of Wilmington; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 25th at 12 noon at Mealey Funeral Home, 703 North Broom Street, Wilmington where friends and family are invited to visitation after 11 AM.  Entombment will be at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army, PO Box 308, 400 N. Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Submitted by J. Bryant on
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To the family, I express my deepest condolences for the loss of your love one. In the Bible, God expresses death as a "sting." (1 Corinthians 15:55,56) So this means that behind death, there is a painful hurt. He also knows what it is like to experience losing a love one as "he did not spare his own son but handed him over for us all." (Romans 8:32) But soon God will do something amazing. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29) God will use his Son to bring back all our dead loved ones to life! What a joy that will be! There, God "will wipe out every tear from (our) eyes and death will be no more neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore."(Revelation 21:4) So yes, although experiencing the temporary sting of death, we will have the prospect of joy living on a paradise earth free of death forever! A wonderful website with more information on this subject is www.jw.org. This is where more Bible truths await us all. Please visit the website in hopes to add more comfort to your hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:3) Again, sorry for your loss.

Submitted by Ana Williams on
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I am very sorry for the loss of your love one. May you have many happy memories. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that Christ Jesus own death and resurrection opened the way for mankind to be release from death by means of the Earthly Resurrection. There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. Acts 24:15

Submitted by W. George on
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Please accept our sincere condolences to the family and friends. Losing a loved one in death is never easy. May your hearts find comfort in the words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14. A wonderful hope of seeing your loved ones again.

Submitted by Mell Hawk on
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Please accept my very deepest condolences regarding the loss of Harry. It is humbly apparent that he was loved, very much. During sad times like this, how can we draw comfort from God’s Word the Bible? At 1 Cor. 15:26, we are helped to appreciated how God feels . . . about death: “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” This helps us to see that death is not a part of life, because why would God refer to it as our ‘enemy?’ As a result, at Acts 24:15, God promises that our loved ones will live again—a resurrection back to life—on a paradise earth. I sincerely hope these scriptures help to comfort your family as they have mine, and if you'd like to read the Bible online, or learn more about God's promises for our loved ones who've fallen asleep in death, please feel free to visit JW. org. Again, my very deepest condolences to those who love and cherish Harry.

Submitted by James Law on
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Our sincere condolence to the Croney family. Our connection to the Croney family is thru Jim's sister Helen Law Viscount and her husband Bob Viscount who attended Wilmington High School together with Harry and Connie, Things go around and now Helen's little brother works with Terri at the YMCA.