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Gerona, Roniel Pedro, "Ron", a 14 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in Torrance at the age of 42. Born in the Philippine Islands, he moved to Chicago, Illinois when he was 4 years old. Roniel was a member of St. James Catholic Church of Redondo Beach, St. Anthony Catholic Church of El Segundo, and Our Lady of Peace of Darien, IL. Ron was a Mechanical Engineer in Aerospace who graduated from the University of Illinois Champagne. He enjoyed traveling, music, real estate, and strolling. His hobbies were golf, soccer, tennis, chess, ping pong. His enjoyed family gatherings and the Chicago 5K Marathon. Ron is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Maghinay Gerona of Redondo Beach, CA; parents, Irene and Pedro Gerona, Jr. of Darien, IL; brother, Ronald Gerona of Oak Park, IL; and sister, Riza Gerona of Darien, IL. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday December 23, 2011 from 4 to 9pm with a Vigil Service at 7pm. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society for research regarding brain tumors.

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  1. Dearest Gerona Family, We are sad to hear of Roniel’s passing. He was a wonderful man and very loved. Our prayers are with you. Warmly,

  2. We are sorry to learn of the passing of Ron Gerona. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Mary Ann and the entire Gerona family.

  3. I am so deeply saddened to hear the news, Roniel, that you are no longer with us and your family. I watched you grow with my younger brother in the 80’s while going through Lace School, Eisenhower, and later Hinsdale HS. You had such a calm demeanor, very easy going, just a good-hearted human being. You had courage and relentlessly pursued your dreams. I vividly remember you coming for your piano lessons every week. as I sometimes would watch you from my mom’s kitchen window as you walk across the street with your piano book (rain, shine, or lots of snow). Since then I’ve thought of you all through these years, Roniel, and have always been so proud of you. I will miss you. Yet I am aware and assured that you are in the incessant care and loving embrace of the Almighty Heavens. And now infinitely in peace. You are loved by so many. Thank you for just being who you are. With all love. And all grace. Dearest Mr. Gerona and Family – My sincere and deepest condolence on the passing away of Roniel. I’ve always thought of him like another younger brother. And I cherish the life that Roniel shared with me. This is a very difficult time for me as well, and can’t imagine the pain you are enduring. My prayers are with you and the family.

  4. I am so deeply saddened to hear the news, Roniel, that you are no longer with us and your family. I watched you grow with my younger brother in the 80’s while going through Lace School, Eisenhower, and later Hinsdale HS. You had such a calm demeanor, very easy going, just a good-hearted human being. You also had courage and relentlessly pursued your dreams. I vividly remember you coming for your piano lessons every week as I sometimes would watch you from my mom’s kitchen window as you walked across the street with your piano book (rain, shine, or lots of snow). Since then I’ve thought of you all through these years, Roniel, and have always been so proud of you. I will miss you. Yet I am aware and assured that you are in the incessant care and loving embrace of the Almighty Heavens. And now infinitely in peace. You are loved by so many. Thank you for just being who you are. With all love. And all grace. Dearest Mr. Gerona and Family – My sincere and deepest condolence on the passing away of Roniel. I’ve always thought of him like another younger brother. And I cherish the life that Roniel shared with me. This is a very difficult time for me as well, and can’t imagine the pain you are enduring. My prayers are with you and the family.

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