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Ronald W. Hield
November 1, 1941 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Ronald W. Hield, 82, went to be with his Lord on November 14th, surrounded by his loving family and cherished pets. Ron is survived by his devoted wife Suzanne (née O’Barski) of 47 years, loving children Linda Malysa, Melissa (Jeffery) Strong, Tiffany (Tom) Kotek, Scott (Stacey) Hield, brother Edgar (Loretta) Hield, brother-in-law Dr. Timothy O’Barski, and many nieces and nephews. He was the proud Pop-Pop of Preston Malysa, Madison, Brooklyn and Paul Hield, Olivia Brain and Jordan Strong. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Doris and Paul Hield, and siblings Phyllis Berlin, Richard Hield and Marlene Van Eck.
Ron spent his entire life working in Law Enforcement. He served on the Alsip Police Department from 1968-1972 and went on to serve for 25 years at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. He began as a Patrolman and rose through the ranks to become Captain and Assistant Director of the Department. While there, he received the Special Policeman appointment by the City of Chicago, which gave him full Police powers on campus property. Ron took great pride in his lawn and garden, and even won awards from the city while living in Homewood. He was known for his beautiful Christmas decorations and enjoyed hand-painting holiday ceramics for the entire family. Visitation Friday, November 24th at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Saturday, November 25th prayers at the funeral home at 9:15am, processing to St. George Catholic Church 6707 175th St., Tinley Park, IL 60477 for 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL.