Obituaries: Richard Patrick Kronstedt

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday September 12, 2018
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September 19, 1949 - August 24, 2018

Richard Patrick Kronstedt passed away August 24, 2018, at his home in San Francisco. He died of complications from liver surgery, followed by a heart attack. He was 68.

Richard was born September 19, 1949 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He graduated from Pacific Union High School in San Leandro in 1967. He also attended St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California.

Richard worked for many years as an accountant for both advertising agencies and insurance companies. Richard celebrated 39 years of sobriety and was very active in the AA community. A man of great generosity and compassion, he sponsored many people seeking sobriety and was always available to those looking to change their lives for the better.

Richard is survived by his longtime partner, Daniel Lambert; his loving sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Greg Phelan; two brothers, Ben Kronstedt and Chuck Kronstedt; and a third loving brother and sister-in-law, Marcia and Jack Kronstedt. He also had many nieces and one nephew.

A memorial will be held Saturday, September 29, at 11 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 100 Diamond Street in San Francisco.