Stanley A. Cronig of Centerville died peacefully on Jan. 30 while holding hands with his wife of 67 years, Cynthia Kostick Cronig. He was 98.

He was raised on Martha’s Vineyard, where his family owned the well-known Cronig’s Market. He served active duty in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant and was also a 32-degree Mason.

He went on to Boston University School of Business and then received his master of science in financial services. He wrote a financial column for the Cape Cod Times for many years.

He and his wife Cynthia co-authored many books on life insurance and mutual funds.

After retirement he began his second career as a nature photographer. For more than two decades he and Cynthia roamed the world, taking photographs. He was a member of the Newton and Cape Cod camera clubs. His work appeared in a variety of national and regional-level competitions, winning many awards along the way.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Harvey Cronig of Centerville, and many beloved nieces and nephews and their children.

His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at Cape Cod Synagogue in Hyannis. Interment will follow at Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit. Shiva will be held afterwards at his residence. Proof of vaccination is required.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, P.O. Box 692, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or online at