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The Chicago Daily Observer Mourns the Passing of Phil Krone

Chicago Daily Observer 26 August 2010 3 Comments

Philip S. Krone, 1941-2010, has died.  Phil was a regular correspondent for the Chicago Daily Observer, among other publications.  He recently began a series of columns titled “Tuesdays with Phil” for the Chicago Daily Observer, and was a candidate for US Senate in New York.

Tribune Obituary Here

Phil’s Chicago Daily Observer columns here

Our condolences to the Krone and Powell family.  Full obituary to follow.


  • Pat Hickey said:

    He was man of solid and honest conviction, but a gentleman to the backbone. God welcome you, Phil!

  • Dan Kelley said:

    I appreciate the tributes to our colleague, Phil Krone, on “The Chicago Daily Observer” site today. I am glad that the editor chose to link the obituary from “The Chicago Tribune” today.

    While “The Chicago Sun-Times” also ran a lengthy obituary column, it was not properly proofread for accuracy. I suspect that Phil was not campaigning for Republican mayoral candidate John Waner in 1976; Waner ran against Richard J. Daley eleven years earlier.

    Despite his illness, Phil Krone kept busy and working almost until the end of his life. He was contributing articles even during the current month.

  • Mike Buck said:

    After court this morning I drove over to the 7/11 at 167th & Cicero to grab a turkey sandwich and a Sun-Times. I was lunching in my car when I read the sad news of Phil’s death….and yes, the Sun-Times’ obit was a bit disorganized. Phil’s column hadn’t appeared for the last two Tuesdays so I suspected something might be wrong with his health.

    I seldom agreed with Mr. Krone’s political opinions but I really enjoyed commenting on his very entertaining CDOBS’ offerings. His replies to my comments were always gracious….especially his response to my cranky middle-aged man’s expressions of lust for Tuesday Weld. I regret that he did not live long enough to write the birthday tribute to Ms. Weld which he had promised, but so be it. I hope he has found peace and I express my condolences to his family.

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