OBITUARY

Ronald W. Allegretti

December 27, 1939May 12, 2021
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Ronald W. Allegretti passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021, after a decades' long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 81.

Ronald William Anthony Allegretti was born to Rocco and Mary Allegretti (neé Malfese) on Dec. 27, 1939. A lifelong Chicagoan, he graduated from Foreman High School in 1959, then served his country for two years in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed at the DMZ in Korea.

Years after returning from service, during what turned out to be a fateful haircut, he met Helene Peterson, the barber's apprentice. After years of dating, they wed in May 1969 and were married for 52 years.

Ron worked as an inside sales representative for a machine-tooling manufacturer for nearly 40 years, retiring in 2003. He lived a life filled with his love of bowling, war movies, lawn work, the Rat Pack and the Chicago Cubs.

Ron is survived by his wife, Helene, and his daughter, Lisa (Peter) Williams. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Rocco.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org) or the Lewy Body Dementia Association (www.lbda.org).

"For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself then he has naught To say the things he truly feels And not the words of one who kneels The record shows I took the blows And did it my way." -- Frank Sinatra

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, June 11, 2021

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Jennifer Holsclaw

June 11, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him the way he was at all of our family celebrations. Sending hugs and prayers from all of us here in Indiana.

Kate Meier

June 10, 2021

So sorry to hear about your father’s passing, Lisa. Thinking of you and your family! Sending hugs. Xox

joanne duich

May 20, 2021

Helene -May memories bring you strength and comfort. Please accept my condolences.

Joanne Duich

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