Menlo Park businessman Lawrence Cronin, 67, was stabbed during a robbery attempt in March. His death two months later has now been ruled a homicide by the San Mateo County coroner, according to his family.
Two men attacked Cronin as he stepped outside his insurance brokerage at 1100 Alma St. around 9:45 p.m. on March 26. Police reported that he was in stable condition following treatment for multiple stab wounds at a local hospital.
The assailants were both described as Hispanic and about 5-foot-8-inches tall, with short hair and thin builds. Investigators released a sketch of one suspect.
Cronin, who also resided in Menlo Park, died on May 30. A relative said that the coroner informed the family on Wednesday that the cause of death was determined to be homicide.
His family held a funeral service June 5 at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park, followed by a reception at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Cronin enjoyed playing basketball as well as spending time with loved ones, according to long-time friend Doug Lawrence.