May 5, 2005

Marty Cronin Festival of Life

Marty Cronin was the Speech and Debate teacher at Douglas High School in Minden. My wife works with his wife at the middle school. I never knew him, even though he was at the school the same time I was, but he was a good guy and a popular teacher. On February 18th, he died from brain cancer.

Now the community is coming together to raise money for brain cancer research in his memory. Already the family has been asking for donations in his name to go to UCLA’s brain cancer research efforts. And now, this coming weekend, Pau-Wa-Lu students are putting on a fundraising event. It will be this weekend at Minden Park, the park with the big gazebo at the center of town. There will be a barbecue, a bake sale, a silent auction, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and a car wash. You can get discounts if you’re wearing a special grey Marty Cronin bracelet. The bracelets are being sold by middle school kids on the sidewalk outside Raley’s in Gardnerville.

The “Festival of Life” is this Saturday, May 7th, from 11am to 3pm. I’ll see you there! And stick around town afterwards. Walk around, kill some time, go to the new Jimmy G’s Cafe that opened in the old Heidi’s building. It will be worth it, since at 7pm, the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra is putting on a free concert right across the street from Minden Park, at the CVIC Hall.

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  1. Sean Harding says:

    Wow. I hadn’t heard this sad news about Mr. Cronin. He was one of my favorite teachers in high school.

    I wish I could be there for the festival.

    Posted May 5, 2005 @ 8:28 am
  2. Kalrac says:

    I had him for World History. He was great, he hated the school as much as the students did.

    Posted May 6, 2005 @ 5:45 pm
  3. James says:

    Oh My!
    I was just looking around on the internet and I thought I would look for my old friend Marty. RIP my friend. Best wishes to Rommy and the kids.
    I knew Marty when we worked together at Gousha in San Jose in the 80s. Marty was one of the smartest, funniest, coolest people I have ever known.
    Although we were quite different in political views, I always appreciated a spirited discussion with one so knowledgeable and logical.
    He taught me a lesson with a story I often repeat about finding a SCU student pulling his Bush sticker off his van and taking him to task over property and free speech rights. The student carefully replaced the sticker in shame I’m sure.
    What a great guy he was. I will never forget you Martin!

    Posted February 4, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

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