Adrian B. Cronkhite
Aug 2, 1939 - Feb 18, 2017
- Adrian B. Cronkhite, 77, died Sat. Feb. 18, 2017, at a Bangor hospital after a short period of ill health. He was born Aug. 2, 1939, in Blaine, ME, the son of William and Alice (Tapley) Cronkhite.
Adrian was a proud U.S. Army veteran serving 18 1/2 years. He was honorably medically discharged. He served in Germany, Vietnam, Korea and Alaska. Adrian worked for local potato farmers in the Corinth area for several years and for Wiggins Brothers. He also worked at Fayscott Industries in Dexter, and he owned and operated Cronkhite Bait Shop in Dexter for several years.
He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of this children, Carmen Bean Cronkhite on Feb. 27, 2001. Adrian was the Post Commander of American Legion Post 115 of Corinth for many years. He was a longtime member of the Corinth Fire Department. He also served as a Deputy Fire Warden for 17 years. He was a member of the Outcast Bass Fishing Club and a member of the D.A.V. of Maine.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Duran) Cronkhite of Corinth; his children, Carolyn and Stephen Chambers of Corinth, Adrian Cronkhite Jr. of Monument Colorado, Susan and Michael Lafferierre of Dexter, Tammy and Paul Eakins of Kansas, Darrel Cronkhite of Corinth; his sister, Avis Morrison of Corinth; his grandchildren, Eric, Scott, Allison, Jakob, Alaina, Heather, Hillary, Dale, Denise, Danny, Hayley, Marian and Desiree; his great-grandchildren, Adin, Colby, Jenna, Nolan, Adlee and Hadlee; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport, from 2 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Brown Funeral Home with the Rev David Bean officiating. Spring burial will be conducted at the Corinthian Cemetery Corinth with Military Honors presented at that time. Friends who wish may send flowers or make donations to the Corinth American Legion Post 115 in care of Stephen Chambers,Adjutant, 430 Main St., Corinth, ME 04427, to help fund the Vietnam Moving Wall that will be in Dexter this year. To sign and online guest book and leave written condolences, please visit: www. .