David John Kronenwetter, 53, of Flowery Branch, Ga., formerly of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
He had been battling with a terrible disease, ALS otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which he was diagnosed with in September 2009.
David and his wife, Risa, met and fell in love in 1992 and married in November 1997, and Risa truly believed they one day would celebrate their 50th anniversary, but ALS stole that time from them.
He served in the Army and participated in Desert Shield. After that David was primarily employed building computer networks and engineering digital cable systems.
There are not enough words to actually describe what a great man he was. He was brilliant, an amazing husband and son, and a phenomenal father and grandfather. He will be missed by everyone who came to know him and those fortunate enough to truly appreciate the caring man he was.
In this entire world there is not one person who can ever compare to him. He was sweet, gentle, very loving, and made everyone smile just a little bit more. Family and friends were all blessed to have been able to not just know him, but to have his love. The family will miss their Papa, father, brother, son and husband forever and always.
He is survived by wife, Risa Kronenwetter; his daughters, Dorothy Long-McKeever, Melissa McKinney, and Kristy Jistel; and five grandchildren.
He is also survived by his father, Gene; his stepmother, Pat; a sister, Sue; and brothers Michael and Patrick.
Funeral Services for David John Kronenwetter will be Monday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Father Richard Vu will officiate. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 17 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Ga., 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com .