Edith Ann Pickering Cronk, 82, of Gardiner Road, Wiscasset died Feb. 3, 2021 at Sussman House in Rockport.
She was born in Castine on Jan. 4, 1939, a daughter of Lester and Ruby (Perkins) Pickering.
She married Oscar Cronk Jr. on Sept. 3, 1960 and soon after they owned and operated Cronk’s Outdoor Supplies in Wiscasset. They made their life about the great outdoors; fishing, hunting, and trapping. Edith ran a trap line with Oscar in their early years of starting their store.
She was a member of Maine Trappers Association. Edith enjoyed having the trapper’s association down to Wiscasset where they had a social event at the Lobster Shed that she owned and loved to cook and feed lots of friends and family. Edith was a member of the Central Coastal Chapter of the MTA, also taking a course in “A gun in the house program” of safe responsible use of firearms and judicious use of firearms in the state of Maine.
Edie was invited to celebrate the 55th Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush on Jan. 21, 2005 with her husband Oscar by her side.
On Sept. 15, 1984 she received a plaque from the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine in appreciation of her service to the Alliance. She loved working with the Alliance and later became president for many years. Edith was a long-time member of the Farmingdale Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Oscar Cronk of Wiscasset; stepdaughter, Debra Cronk of Wiscasset; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased two brothers, Maurice and David Pickering, and one sister, Linda Barter.
A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate in honor of Edith A. Cronk for the future sportsman and women of this great state of Maine to the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, 205 Church Hill Road, Augusta, ME 04330.
Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at www.Daiglefuneralhome.com