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Ronald "Ron" J. Duda

March 28, 1946 — October 24, 2018

Ronald “Ron” J. Duda, 72, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully in his home October 24, 2018. Born March 28, 1946 in Chicago; he was the son of Joseph and Marie (Zawislak) Duda. He married Joyce K. Drajka on May 18, 1968.
Ron was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus; Charter Grand Knight of Counsel 8021. He retired from the Department of Defense after more than thirty-three years of employment.
Ron’s goal in life was to leave others smiling. One of his great accomplishments was donating thirteen gallons of blood to the Northern Illinois Blood Bank which helped save the lives of many.
He enjoyed traveling, camping, sailing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Joyce Duda; daughters, Cheryl (Greg) Robertson and Laura (Robert) Roeven; grandchildren, Sanne, Hannah, Kerstan, Zachary and Thijs; numerous nieces and nephews and many life-long and new found friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to give special thanks to OSF Hospice for the special care given to Ron.
Funeral mass 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 600 Clifford Ave, Loves Park. Visitation 4 until 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church Friday, November 2, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to OSF Home Care Services, Attn: Barb
5501 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 or Special Olympics Illinois, Region A, Attn. Debbie Kelly, 904 Myrtle Avenue, Dixon, IL. 61021. Online condolences may be submitted at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Friday, November 2, 2018

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