Myron (Mike) W. Kronisch, 92, of Mount Arlington died June 21, 2019. Born in New York City, he lived in Maplewood and Livingston before retiring to Mt. Arlington.
Mr. Kronisch had a legal career that included numerous cases resulting in published opinions that changed New Jersey law; he focused primarily on personal injury litigation, representing severely injured individuals and their families in medical negligence and product liability matters.
He was a longstanding member of the editorial board of the New Jersey Law Journal and he served a term as president of the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, currently NJAJ (New Jersey Association for Justice). He was a mentor to many attorneys.
At the age of 17, after a year of college at Rutgers University, he enlisted in a program where he trained to become an Army officer. He commanded a tank unit in Korea, where he served before the conflict there began. He completed college at Bucknell University and earned a law degree at Rutgers University, followed by a clerkship for Justice Nathan Jacobs on the New Jersey Supreme Court.
He was also an activist and leader of several organizations, including the World Federalist Association, Citizens for Global Solutions, and the Center for War/Peace Studies. Chief among these organizations’ aims was to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations by replacing the veto power with a more representative voting system in the General Assembly and the Security Council. He visited over 50 UN and Foreign Missions, both in the United States and abroad, to promote the idea of a “weighted” voting system.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sheila (Felzenberg); three daughters, Elizabeth (Marc Lesser), Jennifer (Steven Benenson), and Rebecca (Robert Emert); his son, Matthew (Belle); a sister, Sara Krieger; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services were held June 24 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for War/Peace Studies, 866 UN Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10017.