Craig Hayden Kronman Passed Away

(Courtesy of Naomi Redding)
Craig Hayden Kronman passed away at the age of 69 on Oct. 20, 2022. A slideshow in his honor was shared at his Celebration of Life and can be viewed at

    Craig Hayden Kronman, the only son of Albert and Jeanne Kronman, grew up exploring the woods and waters of Long Island, New York. He passed away at the age of 69 on Oct. 20.
    Craig and his wife Anna Lisa moved to Orinda in 2005 and recently celebrated 20 joyful years of marriage with a tour of the Pacific Northwest, including favorite spots in Mendocino and Oregon. While adventuring, they were undeterred by frequent rain as they rode bikes together and savored delicious cuisines.
    Craig had a robust practice as a noted probate and tax attorney. He delighted in knowing a bit about many varied topics. He kept tax-time interesting by asking clients for their best jokes along with their receipts. His kind smile and wry sense of humor endeared him to all who knew him.
    He began studying the viola during his college days at Bowdoin and Stanford. He relished playing with the Prometheus symphony and with others for over 30 years.
    Along with photography and gardening, sailing was a lifetime passion for Craig. Taking friends out on the San Francisco Bay for picnics at Angel Island always made him smile, regardless of the weather.
    French culture was a strong interest as well; he sought out opportunities to practice and improve his skill, including taking advanced classes en Français and visiting France.
    Craig read the Bible each morning. As a lifelong Christian Scientist and an active member of First Church of Christ Scientist, Orinda, he strove to incorporate these teachings in his daily living. His legacy continues with full bookshelves, blooming gardens, hearts full of memories and the example of a life well-lived.
    A Celebration for Life was held Nov. 26, 2022. To view a slideshow honoring Craig, visit

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