Richard N. Crone, 76, of Bay Colony, Dagsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. Born in Nebraska, he taught physics in Nebraska and Virginia before joining NASA. He was the public affairs officer at Goddard Space Flight Center. In retirement, he belonged to the Fenwick Island Lions Club.
Crone is survived by his wife, Fifi; sons, Erik Crone of Pateley Bridge, U.K., Steven Crone and his wife, Gretchen, of Chicago, Ill., Ron and wife, Lora Snider, of Richmond, Ky., Jeff and his wife, Tena Snider, of Fredericksburg, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Entombment was scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.