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Ronald James Grindey

December 18, 1939 October 19, 2018
Ronald James Grindey
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Obituary for Ronald James Grindey

Ronald James Grindey, age78, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018. Ron was born Ronald James Riordan on December 18, 1939 in South Chicago, IL, to Michael J. Riordan and Estelle Urbanik. He was adopted by George Grindey as a teenager when Estelle married, and he attended Bowen High School in South Chicago in the 1950’s. He was preceded in death by his wife Judith in 2008, daughter Denise in 2017, mother Estelle in 1978 and his stepfather George in 1972.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving children: one son Daniel (Monica) Grindey of Portage, IN two daughters: Jennifer (partner: Matt Yunos) Herr of East Chicago, IN, and Deborah (Mark) Matlock of Highland, IN; four grandsons: Daniel Ryan Grindey, Jordan Grindey, Mathew Herr, and Gavin Matlock; four granddaughters: Sarah (Josh) Bennett, Mackenzie Grindey, Rebbecka Herr, and Hayley Matlock; and three great grandchildren: Thomas Cash III, Tahlia Bennett, and Tammy Bennett.
Ron served his country after high school in the United States Army and U.S. Army Reserve Corps, being stationed in Alaska, at Fort Lewis in Washington, and at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. He married Judith Zalaszewski in 1962 after his deployments, and was a retired steelworker from LTV Steel in East Chicago with 38 years of dedicated service.
Ron was a lifelong, diehard baseball National League and Chicago Cubs fan, a skilled poker and Pai-Gow player, crossword puzzle master, history buff, bowler, and all around professional sports enthusiast. He was the dedicated Rock of his family and he will be dearly missed by all.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave in Highland on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 2-5 pm.


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memorial visitation at funeral home

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2:00 PM 10/24/2018 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/24/2018 5:00:00 PM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - Highland

2828 Highway Avenue
Highland, IN 46322

Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - Highland
2828 Highway Avenue Highland 46322 IN
United States
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