James Cronkhite

James E. Cronkhite passed away Sept 14, 2020 surrounded by family in the care of Niagara Hospice.  Born Dec. 19, 1934, he was a DeSales Catholic High School graduate Class of 1953 and served in the Army from 1955-1957.  James’s biggest hobby was his family, and also  hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, and traveling.  A proud member of the Niagara Rod & Gun Club, American Legion, and retired UAW 686 of 42 years at Harrison Radiator Division of GM.  James was predeceased by his first wife, Carol Cronkhite, sons James M. and Kevin S., and granddaughter Lindsay.


James is survived by his wife of 30 years, Glenda J. Cronkhite; father of Linda ( Deneee) Wagner; David ( Jennifer ) Cronkhite, Annette (William) Centofanti- Camp, and Deborah Centofanti; grandchildren Nathaniel, Ashley, Jonathan, Jamey, Corey, Joshua, Kelsey, Audry, Karah, Shelby, Aiden, and 9 great grandchildren; siblings Janice ( Tom) Jolls, and Judy ( Gene) Coumont; and several nieces and nephews 


Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 4-7 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport.  Family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Niagara Hospice especially Jodie, Diane, Rachel, and Sarah for the compassionate care they provided.

Please send donations to Niagara Hospice or DeSales Catholic School.