Kronfeld Mervin B.V., of Edina, formerly New York, born Nov. 7, 1918, passed away at the age of 84 on Dec. 15, 2002 after a brave struggle. With strong will and inner strength, he found the power to endure two years of debilitating cardiopulmonary disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham & Rose; and brother, Leonard. Loving and devoted, he is survived by Cookie, his wife of 52 years; daughter, Suzy; son-in-law, David Baum; grandson, Danny; brother & sister-in-law, Alan & Marcy; sister, Florence Rosner (Ft. Lee, NJ); and nieces and nephews. Mervin was a remarkable man; profoundly deep, thoughtful, sensitive, and intense. He had the integrity to live by his principles, and humility as great as his accomplishments. He was a business leader, responsible for strategic marketing and growth of Nortronics, a firm started by his brother Leonard. Mervin will also be remembered as an extremely talented artist and craftsman. His creativity took many forms over the years; sculpting was one of his greatest joys. During his retirement, he completed many beautiful bronze sculptures that his family will treasure forever. The family wishes to thank Deb Mike and the other 4C nursing staff at FUMC for their wonderful care and compassion. We would also like to thank Mervin's doctors: his cardiologist, Dr. Ann Taylor for the excellent care she provided over the past 1½ years, and her genuine concern while Mervin was in ICU; his devoted pulmonologist, Dr. Marshall Hertz. Mervin appreciated you so much. The respect and kindness you showed him was always a source of comfort, as were the many phone calls you faithfully returned at all hours. And finally, Dr. Harold Wexler, Mervin's revered internist, whom he trusted implicitly and relied on for 33 years. Gentle, patient and calming, Dr. Wexler was Mervin's strength and hope in time of need. So important in Mervin's life, and now in death, we are grateful for your wisdom and spiritual guidance at this very painful time. Funeral service TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2002, 1 PM at BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, 5224 W. 26th St., St. Louis Park. SHIVA at 4816 Woodhill Way, Edina, Tues. through Thursday. Mervin, strong-minded, soft-hearted, we will honor you and your memory the way in which you so deserve to be honored. Rest now, we love you always.

Published on December 17, 2002

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