A Loyal Friend
Loyalty and the desire to help his friends are two of the qualities that best define Phil Krone. I’ve known Phil since I was a child. He was a friend of my father’s and always eager to lend his thoughts and ideas to him. After my father died, Phil was there for me, helping me navigate the many trials that lay ahead. I’d never know when Phil would call. Sometimes it would be in the wee hours of the morning as he traveled around the world. What I knew was that Phil set aside time for me, lost sleep, and made sacrifices in order to help me with my problems.
Phil packed as much into his life as he could. He loved life, his family, and his friends and I will greatly miss him.
Sam Grant Royko is an occasional columnist for the Chicago Daily Observer.