|Robert J. Cromwell|
|By Joan DuBois|
|December 28, 2009|
Robert J. Cromwell (1930-2009)
Robert J. Cromwell, a USCF life member from Millbrae, California, died September 9, 2009 in Burlingame, California. He was 79. He was born July 2, 1930 in San Francisco and had been a longtime resident of Millbrae. Mr. Cromwell owned the Candle Factory in South San Francisco for 35 years. An avid chess player, his USCF rating peaked at over 1900 more than 20 years ago and he maintained a Class A rating up until the late spring of 1997. He was a founding member of the San Mateo-Burlingame Chess Club and a life member of the Mechanics Institute Chess Club in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty Cromwell; a son, Peter Cromwell; a brother, Emmett Cromwell of Seattle, Washington; a sister, Joyce Ross of Acme, Washington; nephews and nieces.
Obituary submitted by George Mirijanian, Massachusetts Chess Association.
Robert J. Cromwell - May you rest in peace.