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Obituary for Donald Cromwell

January 22, 1935 - December 17, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 86


Donald Cromwell, of Philadelphia, passed away at the age of 86 on December 17th. Don was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne (43 years); loving father of Brad (Maryanne), Kyle Herrmann (Craig), Darryn (Mary), Brent (Monica), and Derryck (Bethany); devoted grandfather of Julia, Brigid, Kelsey (John Hirschbuhl Jr.), Nolan, Erin, Mikaela, Liam, Declan, Grace, Logyn, and the late Lillian; cherished great grandfather of Carter Hirschbuhl, and Raelynn Hirschbuhl; and beloved brother of Ken (Sue), and the late Ted (Christine).

Don attended Olney High school, class of 1952, where he played soccer and baseball. He was an avid sports fan. He served as the Athletic Director of the Bustleton Boys Clubs for nine years. He coached all four of his sons in baseball, basketball, and football. He served as the Commissioner of the Devlin Baseball League for eight years and was a member of the Philadelphia Old Timers Soccer Association.

Throughout his life Don owned and operated several businesses. From 1947 – 1950 he helped his father on the produce truck and with his father then opened Cromwell's produce store from 1950 – 1969. He operated Cromwell's Day Care Center in Olney with his parents from 1970 - 1997. For a number of years at Christmas, he also sold Christmas trees and decorations with his father and family. He was a lover of dogs, especially the family dogs and Boxers. Later in life Don moved to Honey Brook, PA to live with his son, wife, and two grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to Don's Life Celebration on Thursday, December 23rd from 10 – 11AM at the St. Thomas More Church, 2101 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown, PA 19465. A funeral mass will follow at 11AM. Interment service will be held at Lawnview Cemetery.

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