Cyril Thomas Cron (Ed.D. ’73)

Cyril Thomas Cron, born in Rockport, Texas on June 27, 1934 to Floy Margaret Mossman and Dr. Charles F. Cron, went to be with his Lord on July 18, 2020. Tom graduated as valedictorian of his Rockport High School class, and went on to receive an Associate of Arts degree from Del Mar College, a BS degree from North Texas State University, a MS degree from Texas A&I University, and an Ed.D. from the University of Houston. He also served in the United States Army from 1957-1959. Tom spent his entire career in education working for the Corpus Christi Independent School District. He began as a Math teacher at Cullen Junior High in 1959, before becoming a counselor at Hamlin Junior High. He greatly enjoyed coaching basketball and tennis teams at these schools. It was during these years that some faculty members at Cullen set him up with the new teacher who would be just perfect for him. Tom spent some years as a counselor at W.B. Ray High School before moving on to the administration level. He served in several positions before closing out his career as Assistant Superintendent for Personnel. Tom was an active member of his community. He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Corpus Christi where he served as an elder and a deacon. Tom enjoyed serving on the Friends of Corpus Christi Library Board, and was a member of Southside Rotary Club. Tom was an avid sports fan. He loved to play, coach, and watch tennis and enjoyed many years of playing with close friends. He loved his Texas Longhorns and often sported burnt orange. Tom was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sue Ellen LaGue Cron, his parents, his sister, Charlotte Cron Mixon and brother, John Cron. He is survived by his sister, Bonnie Cron Ruble of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two daughters, Ellen Cron Benson and husband Ralph Benson of Fort Worth, and Jenny Cron of Corpus Christi; and five grandchildren of whom he was so proud, Clayton Sue Benson, Clarke Louise Benson, and Charlotte Dean Benson of Fort Worth, and Elle Marie Boyd and Thomas McInnis Boyd of Corpus Christi. Our family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Brookdale Trinity Towers and Holmgren, especially Dalia Brem and Stuart Hill. We would also like to thank the staff at Angel Bright Hospice of Corpus Christi. A private graveside service will be held for the family. Memorials may be sent to Presbyterian Mo Ranch Assembly, 2229 FM 1340, Hunt, Texas 78024.

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