Ronald D. Propernick (Ron) 69 of Torrance, CA passed from this life peacefully on 12/21/13. Ron was born March 3, 1944 in Aurora, IL. He attended Holy Angels grade school and graduated from West Aurora High School in 1962. Ron was employed for 40 years with Copley Newspapers, first in the Aurora Beacon-News circulation department and then as pressman at the Aurora newspaper. He transferred to the South Bay Daily Breeze in Torrance, CA in the early 80s and retired around 2006.Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and June Propernick; sister, Nancy Newman; and both his grandparents, Frank and Anna Propernick and Art and Ruth Fletcher. He is survived by his brother Robert C (Mary) Propernick of Manitowish Waters, WI and Scottsdale AZ; his sister Carol (George) Duckett of Winchester, TN and Gold Canyon AZ. He is also survived by special niece Sarah Newman Constantine (John) of Hollis, NH; his aunt Wanda Crutchett of Nashville, IN; 3 nieces, 3 nephews, and several cousins. In God's chosen time Ron left the presence of this earth and was welcomed to his new home by the Lord. We love you and your memory will live in our hearts. Upon Ron's request , private services will be held. The Family suggests memorial contributions be made to your local Moose Lodge.

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  1. Ron was a great man and had a huge heart. He is missed at The Redondo Beach Moose by his Moose family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  2. My condolences to Ron’s entire family, but especially to Carol. I know how much your brother meant to you. It must be especially difficult to lose him at the holiday season. My prayers to you and all your family.

  3. Condolences from a long lost cousin. I went to school with Nancy. My dad was Don Fletcher your “uncle” .I remember you all from when we would visit your house up on the hill in Aurora .We now live in Buckeye,Az full time .Sorry to hear of Ronnies passing.

  4. We were so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our sympathy to the entire family. We knew Ron, Nancy and Bob through Copley Press and have many good memories from the Aurora Beacon News.

  5. Carol-My brother told me about your brother Ron’s passing and I wanted to extend my sympathy to you and your family.

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