Syd Kronenthal was born in Chicago, Illinois December 27th, 1922. He passed away peacefully with family by his side Sunday, October 18, 2015, at the age of 92. Syd was the Culver City Director of Parks and Recreation for over 50 years.During that time he built the city's park system. Fourty members of his staff went on to become high ranking city officials throughout the nation. His local, regional, state, national and international affiliations and awards illustrate an amazing legacy.
He was known as "Uncle Syd" by generations of Culver City youth, his name synonymous with the city. He leaves behind a family full of great memories and countless lives touched by him.