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Obituary: Duane Cronin: Perhaps 'the most talented small winemaker' in U.S.

Original post made on Mar 31, 2011

Duane Cronin "decided how he wanted things to be — as was typical of his entire life," said his sister, Joy Holtz of Arkansas. As Mr. Cronin battled the longtime illness that finally took his life earlier this year, Ms. Holtz said, he decided that news of his imminent death should not be widely publicized, and that his memorial service would be a private, family affair.

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Posted by Lee Anneberg in Denver
a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Duane was my pledge father at a fraternity at Iowa State in the 1960s. I remember his love for cars including a Shelby Cobra. I had not kept up with Duane since college and went looking for him when a recent news article mentioned that the Shelby Cobra was one off the all time best cars. My regards to his family who I did not really know. Lee

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Posted by Dr.R. Mulacek
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm

When Duane was working with his father before IBM. My wife and I befriended him, he then drank some of the best wines you could have . Wines we had in our cellar, they were wines before the war, some of the finest you could have the privilege to enjoy with us. Wayne knew nothing about wine and we educated his palate, which was the beginning of Wayne going into the wine making business. He had with us some of the best vintages of the past century. 1949 1937 1953 1945 all from" Bourgogne". Regards to a man who with his skills achieved some of the most delightful Chardonnay from California.

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