George G. Cronk, 87, of Ashley Falls, Mass.

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By Wednesday, Apr 19 Obituaries

Ashley Falls — Mr. George G. “ Busie” Cronk, 87, a longtime resident of Polikoff Road in Ashley Falls, passed away on April 1, 2017 at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

A native and lifelong resident, he was born in New Marlborough, Mass., on October 22, 1929, the son of Samuel and May (Pruyn) Cronk. He graduated from local schools.

George enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 17, 1951. He served in Korea and received the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and the UN Service Medal before being honorable discharged on April 30, 1953.

“Busie” as he was referred to by most was a great storyteller. He also enjoyed building and woodworking and was quite a handyman.

A jack-of-all-trades, he worked in both the automotive industry as well as the lumber business. He worked in hotels, was a night auditor and he also drove local taxis.

George is survived by many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

In accordance with his wishes there will be a private burial with Military Honors at the Ashley Falls Cemetery at a later date.

Donations in memory of George “Busie” Cronk may be made to the Fairview Commons Activities Fund through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230, who is caring for the arrangements. To send remembrances to his family or sign the guestbook please go to

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