Andrew Taylor Cronberg
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Andrew Taylor Cronberg
  • June 20, 1954 - March 24, 2017
  • Southlake, Texas

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Andrew Taylor Cronberg (Andy) departed peacefully to his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family after a brave struggle with multiple health issues on Friday, March 24th. He was 62.



A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 12:30 PM at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home located at 5725 Colleyville Blvd. Colleyville, TX. Immediately following the service, a gathering to honor Andy will be held at the Hilton at 1400 Plaza Place in Southlake Town Square.



Andy was born on June 20, 1954 to Carol Dill and Arthur Cronberg in New York, NY, home of his beloved Yankees. One of the highlights of his high school years was playing baritone in the opening parade at Walt Disney World. After high school he pursued his degree at the University of South Florida where he received his BA in Engineering and his MBA.



Following graduation, Andy spent 20 years with the City of Tampa Wastewater Department. Upon his retirement as Deputy Director in 1995, Andy joined MWH, as a Senior Consultant in the Fort Worth, Texas office where he led a team of consultants including local, small, female and minority owned businesses and successfully delivered the City of Fort Worth Wastewater Improvement Program.



In 2001, Andy joined the Fort Worth Water Department as Assistant Director for Operations and then for Engineering services. He retired in 2016 after serving as Acting Director. Always viewed as an “engineer’s engineer,” Andy loved finding solutions for difficult engineering challenges, preparing Fort Worth for growth by updating its critical environmental infrastructure for the 21st century. He loved collaborating with the talented environmental consultants in the DFW region and supporting the City of Ft. Worth’s local small and minority business utilization initiative. Above all, Andy was proud of the relationships he built with staff, colleagues, clients and consultants. He took his work very seriously while maintaining a great sense of humor and compassion. Throughout his career, he never compromised his integrity and fairness and took every opportunity to mentor and be mentored.



Andy enjoyed many passions. Music was one of the most important. For many years, Andy performed with the Southlake Community Band, as well as supporting the Carroll High School choir boosters. He loved to dance. On Friday nights, during football season, Andy could be found enjoying the Friday night lights with his family and friends at the Carroll High School football stadium. He was a dedicated Dragon football fan for over 20 years. Andy was a “kid at heart.” He was referred to by his nephews as the “toy man,” and was an enthusiastic collector with very eclectic tastes from motorcycles, to autograph movie posters, to sports collectibles among many others.



Most of all, Andy was about family. He was dedicated to his wife Julie, and cherished his two children, Chris and Andrea. He loved being the dad that enjoyed spending time with his children, and knowing what was going on in their lives and with their friends. His grandsons Jeffrey and Andrew brought him great joy, and he provided them with unconditional love, and a wonderful role model. Andy enjoyed many good times with his entire family, celebrating holidays, other occasions, and everyday visits.



Andy was preceded in death by his father, Artie; survived by his mother, Carol; sister, Susan; beloved wife, Julie; children, Andrea and Christopher; and grandsons, Jeffrey and Andrew.



Andy was deeply loved by his family and friends, and will be missed.



In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Andy’s name to the American Heart Association (https://donatenow/heart.org/) or Baylor Healthcare (https://give.baylorhealth.com/ways-to-give/donate).