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Ronald E. Ashby - 81

8/3/2022 - 8/3/2022

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Ronald E. Ashby. Age 81. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School. Retired Electric Technician from Steiner Industries Inc ad HJ Services Inc. Husband for 29 years of the late Wilsa Mae nee Otto. Father of Kristine Smit, James Ashby and Robert (Jenny) Ashby. Grandfather of Michael Smit, Anthony Smit, Grace Ashby and the late Jeffrey A. Smit Jr. Great grandfather of Maura and Silas Smit. Son of the late Pauline nee Lane and Carl Ashby. Brother of Donna (Robert) Moore. Uncle of Susan Geist, Sherri (John) Latka, Todd (Gina) Spuhler, and Jodi (Scott) Cooper. Friend of many. Dearest companion of Barbara McCulley. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Monday August 8, 2022 from 10:00 am until time of services 12:00 Noon. Burial Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • Cindy Kenney

    6 days ago

    My Deepest Sympathies To Ron's Family and Friends, Ron Is One Of The Nicest Man I Have Met

  • Pam S

    5 days, 19 hours ago

    Papa you were a great 2nd Dad and an even better Grandpa. Thank you for loving us all so much and being there when it counted! I know you're happy with Mom now and that gives me all the peace. 
    Rest easy. I love you! 

  • Ashley Francis

    4 days, 8 hours ago

    I miss you godfather/papa . I love you. Give ging ging a great big hug for me. See you again one day!

  • Lucy Kokal

    4 days, 5 hours ago

    Ronnie was the epitome of compassion and caring, The world needs more like him.  What a loss to all who knew him.  

  • Misty Martin

    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Rest In Peace our Dear Sweet Papa. The extended Martin family will miss you deeply. Always in our ❤, Jeff & Misty, Denise & Nat, Kevin, Kerri & Tim (Bennett & Noah) and Brenna & Kyle. Hug Ging-Ging for us!!
  • Denise Pond

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    We all love you and will miss you so much. I'm sure Ging Ging has a perfect rocking chair spot just waiting for you.

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