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Marcia E. Kroenke

  • On March 27, 2023

Marcia E. Kroenke, age 79, of Canonsburg, PA passed away on March 21, 2023 surrounded by loved ones, just six weeks after a very unexpected cancer diagnosis.  She is survived by her two sons, Mark (Linda) Kroenke and Aaron (Kim) Kroenke and her dearly loved grandchildren – Judah, Elliot, Corinne, Harris & Caty.  She is also survived by her sister Marline (Jack) Fitzpatrick and her niece and several nephews.

Marcia was born January 31st, 1944 to Herman and Arline Frincke in Rochester, NY.  She studied education at Valparaiso University, where she met Wayne Kroenke, who she would marry on August 20th, 1966.  They settled in Akron, OH, where she spent over a decade touching the lives of countless students as a preschool and elementary school teacher.

Not too long after Mark and Aaron arrived, the family moved to the Pittsburgh area in 1989, the place Marcia would call home for the rest of her life.  As the boys got older, Marcia returned to work, again investing in the lives of young students as a teacher’s aide and paraprofessional.  Advocating for children with special needs, both as a volunteer and an educator, was a theme throughout her life.

On April 6th, 2006, Marcia’s husband Wayne passed away suddenly, marking the beginning of a new chapter in her life.  As a widow, she devoted herself to helping raise her grandkids, visiting with family, organizing gatherings and trips for friends, and spending a lot of her free time visiting elderly and shut-ins as well as volunteering for various causes that were special to her.

Viewing and interment will be private for family on Friday, March 31. A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 2pm at Peters Creek Baptist Church followed by a meal for all in attendance. In lieu of flowers, please donate to A Voice Discovered or Meals on Wheels at the Crossroads, two non-profits where Marcia was a dedicated volunteer.

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Fran Mannion
I will miss my dear friend of many years but am rejoicing that she did not suffer long. Marcia was a committed Christian and a real prayer warrior. I could always go to her and ask for prayer — knowing she would do so. We had many talks about many issues, but we always ended up talking about our kids and grandchildren. She cared more about them than herself. She and Wayne were both strong Christians. Because of their faith in Jesus Christ, we KNOW they are together with Him in glory. That is not “a hope” but “an assurance”.