Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Through the mercy of God, may he rest in peace.
Deacon Frank Patrick Cromer, 78, died on November 13. Born in 1937 near Mound City, Kansas, he was raised Catholic along with his twin brother, Arthur, and six brothers and sisters on their family farm. He is survived by his wife and love of his life, Karen Leigh Cromer, to whom he was married for 55 years. Together, they have three children, John, CloAnn and Chris. Additionally, they were blessed with seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren (with two more on the way). In this time of tremendous loss, please keep in your personal prayer intentions the family of Deacon Frank, for whom this sudden death has been, and will continue to be, particularly painful.
In 1960, Frank graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. For almost 40 years, Frank was an employee of Phillips Petroleum Company and lived throughout the United States with his family, meeting new friends everywhere along the way.
In 1975, he entered diaconal training at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, TX and was ordained May 28, 1978 for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. He served at St. Francis de Sales Church in Houston, TX and then at St. Theresa in Sugar Land, TX. St. Theresa’s owes much of its health and growth to the passion and dedication of Deacon Frank. Faithful to his vocation to married life and the Diaconate, he has been an exemplary model of servant leadership and evangelical zeal. In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Frank P. Cromer’s name be directed here to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugar Land.