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CRON, Richard "Dick" Merle A Palmdale resident from 1976 to 2009, died Oct. 23, 2010, in Bakersfield at age 85. Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Chanute, Kansas, Dick attended East Los Angeles College, USC and UCLA. An avid tennis player throughout his life, he played with tennis great Jack Kramer at Montebello High School. Dick served in the Army Air Corps in Italy during World War II. He was a regional engineer for the County of Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Peggy Cron. He moved to Bakersfield in April 2009. He is survived by his son Gary Cron, daughter Janet Cater (Tim), step-daughters Linda Breault, Theresa Hicks (Tom), Anne Bryce (Doug Levinson), stepson Kenneth Jackson, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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