Ronald S. Urkovich (1942 - 2013)

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December 21, 2013

Ronald Stephen Urkovich, 71, of Sanibel Island, Florida, died Saturday, December 21 surrounded by his wife arid children.

Ron was born November 7, 1942, in Chicago Illinois. He is survived by his mother, Grace Urkovich, currently of Dallas, Texas, his loving wife of 34 years, Sandra; children, Katherine Schindler (Rich), Marisa Urkovich, and Mark Urkovich; Stepchildren Daniel Rateike, and Deborah Finn; grandchildren J.P., Tommy, Jack, Michael, Emma, Sarah, Ava, Owen, and Eli; sister Judy Golden (Raymond) and nephews Tim Golden (Jacqueline), and Jeff Golden (Ruth).

Ron was born, and spent most of his life, in the Chi— cagoland area. He practiced family law in Wheeling, Illinois, until he and Sandy relocated to their favorite vacation spot, Sanibel Island, in 1997. Ron continued to practice law on Sanibel Island until his passing. Ron was a respected member of the Sanibel Community, and was recognized as an avid supporter of animal protection. He was a dedicated family man known for his kindness, generosity, and heart warming smile.

A memorial service will be planned in the future. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Animal Rescue Corps at


Published in The News-Press on Dec. 31, 2013
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