Harriet Kronick

by | Aug 16, 2012 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Harriet Kronick, 84, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at Virginia Beach General Hospital.

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Bess and Abraham Herman. She was also preceded in death by Sidney Kronick, her beloved husband of 61 years, their son Kevin, her brother, William Herman and her sister Rhoda Silverstein.

Survivors include their two children, Kate Kronick and her husband, Tony D’Amato, and Jeff Kronick; two granddaughters, Jacia Monaco and Dorey Kronick; brother- and sister-in-law, Milton and Chari Kronick and many loving nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her dearly.

Harriet graduated from a commercial art school in Pittsburgh, having learned all types of advertising art, life drawing, and fashion illustration and until her marriage worked as a fashion illustrator in Pittsburgh department stores. After moving to Uniontown, she continued with freelance artwork, specializing in portraiture.

She taught drawing and painting classes in Uniontown for 10 years and then also in Virginia Beach for many years, until 2011. She exhibited her portraits and pastel landscapes in local galleries and her many artworks hang in homes and institutions including judicial portrait commissions, which hang in Norfolk and Portsmouth courthouses and a portrait of Edgar & Gertrude Cayce which hangs in the Association for Research and Enlightenment. She was also known for her “green thumb” and loved tending to her many beautiful plants.

She volunteered for the American Cancer Society for 20 years, and also for Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. for more than 30 years.

A memorial service was held at the A.R.E.