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Washington College (Maryland)

William B. Cronin

William B. Cronin

William B. Cronin, a retired marine scientist at the Johns Hopkins University's Chesapeake Bay Institute whose adventures exploring the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries and shoreline towns resulted in numerous articles and two books, died June 21 of respiratory failure at Greenway Manor assisted living in Ellicott City. The Silver Spring resident was 100. The son of Dr. Thomas Arthur Cronin, a dentist and pharmacy owner, and Jessie May Baker Cronin, a homemaker, William Baker Cronin was born and raised in Aberdeen, where he graduated in 1936 from Aberdeen High School. He began his college education at what was then Western Maryland College and transferred to Washington College,...