Ronald Smith
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Smith, Ronald P. Age 66, Suddenly, cherished son of the late Valma and Cornelius; loving twin brother of Donald (late Rose Ann) Smith; beloved uncle of Natalie (Pete) Rodriguez, and Nicholas Smith (fiancé Brie Pugh); proud great-uncle of Jacob and Alyssa; fond friend of many. Former D.J., radio host, and music director for WCCQ Joliet, Q101, Magic 104 WJMK, and Real oldies 1690, Author of five books, including "Eight Days a Week", Executive Producer of several movies, Longtime investigator of paranormal activity. Visitation Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Orthodox Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. at Curley Funeral Home, 6116 W. 111th Street, Chicago Ridge, Funeral Saturday, all family and friends will meet directly at St. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 6980 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL. Service 10:00 a.m. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park; In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Luke Orthodox Church, 10700 S. Kean Ave., Palos Hills, IL 60465 would be appreciated; For Funeral info 708-422-2700, or

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 15, 2020.
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September 2, 2020
I just learned that Ron died in January. I went to post a message (after a long time) on his bulletin board. When I saw the board was not there, I did a little looking about. I loved what this guy did to provide a forum for fans of 50s, 60s, 70s music. I was "on the board" for many years, but let my participation lapse. I did, however, perk up and supported a "drive" in order to buy Ron a Del Shannon book. I think some fellow named Lorne (Canadian) spearheaded the effort. Oh well, I regret not having contributed much since last summer.
January 18, 2020
I will forever miss your wit and wisdom.
Nancy Krenrich
January 16, 2020
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January 15, 2020
We lost a good man this week.

G. Schaefer
January 15, 2020
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