Born Dec. 16, 1923, in Oakland, Mr. Hrones served in World War II, receiving the Purple Heart, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051. He was a carpenter and a musician.
Survivors include two sons, Nick Hrones of Georgia and Pete Hrones of Martinez; a daughter, Stella Hrones of Idaho; three stepchildren, Rita Deatherage of North Carolina, Dan Fields of Arizona and Judy Merrigan of Pleasanton; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
His wife of 44 years, Doris Banick Hrones, preceded him in death.
An open memorial gathering is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the San Joaquin River Club clubhouse, 30000 Kasson Road, and the family requests no flowers or donations. The family will have a private memorial Aug. 25 at Antioch Yacht Club.