Kevin Scott Croonquist, 23, of Charlottesville, VA, died suddenly on June 3, 2022. Born May 4, 1999, in Hackensack, New Jersey to his parents, Scott Martin Croonquist, and Anne Tronicke Croonquist.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Croonquist and John and Marie Tronicke; his aunt, Debbie Salimbene; and his dog, Butter, who we all know welcomed him home with open arms, big hugs, and a big wet kiss from Butter.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Keith, and Kyle; his sister, Kelly; uncle, Mark, and aunt, Jen Tronicke; aunt, Mary Kane; uncle, Sonny and aunt, Sue Croonquist; uncle, Kenny and aunt, MaryJane Croonquist; uncle, Billy and aunt, Chrissy Croonquist; uncle, Rich and Toni Saglembene; cousins, Jennifer, Mathew, Krystin, Michelle, Nicole, Kara, Brianna, Bobby, Emily, Elizabeth and James; and multiple second cousins.
Kevin’s loves were simple. Family, friends, his dog, Butter, fishing, football, and food.
From a young age, he was always a hard worker. If you gave him a job, he would do it. He was good with his hands and was always eager to learn. He worked as both a carpenter and electrician’s apprentice. It was his dream to someday build his own home.
Kevin also had a great love for the outdoors. One of the most life-changing trips that he took was going to Outward Bound. It was there that Kevin learned skills that he would take with him for years that followed.
It was this Outward Bound experience that led him to apply for a Job in Maine. One of the happiest times of his life was the times that he spent working in Jackman Maine at Attean Lake Lodge. This was his own little slice of heaven, and it was here that he was in his element. Surrounded by natural beauty and being able to fish anytime he wanted. It was also where he met his love, best friend, and traveling partner Becca. When their summer working at the lodge was over, they decided to travel cross country together. Over 3 months they traveled from one end of the country to the next having the adventure of a lifetime.
Most of all Kevin had a tender and loving heart! An infectious laugh and the best dimples ever!
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, beginning at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, starting at 5 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home with Scotty Batten officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Caring for Creatures 352 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra VA 22963, or Outward Bound International at 2578 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.
An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com.
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of the arrangements.