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Former University Counsel Tabor Cronk Dies

C. Tabor Cronk, of Urbanna, Va., who served Old Dominion University from September 2003 to Sept. 1, 2008, as counsel through the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, died Oct. 3, 2009. He was 69.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., Richmond, Va. Services are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Ave., Richmond Va. The services are open to the public.

Before joining ODU, Cronk served for 20 years in the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. His clients included James Madison University and four state museums. He also counseled the Virginia Community College System in business matters, and previously served as counsel to Virginia Military Institute, for 16 years, and to George Mason University.

A 1962 graduate of VMI with a bachelor's degree in history, Cronk received his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1966.

He was a member of the Virginia State Bar and was admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Virginia Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

Cronk was a former president of the Richmond Area Association for Retarded Citizens Inc. board of directors and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond.

Survivors include his wife, Dottie Cronk, of Urbanna, three daughters and a son.

Condolences may be sent to Dottie Cronk at their home: P.O. Box 1002, Urbana, VA 23175.

This article was posted on: October 5, 2009

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