Ronald Bordeaux

PEORIA - Ronald A. Bordeaux, 51, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Peoria, died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Born in Peoria, Ill., on May 29, 1962, to Helen and Henry Dean Bordeaux, Ron graduated from Peoria High School in 1980, where he played on the varsity tennis team. He graduated in 1984 with highest honors from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in finance and was a member of Lambda Chi fraternity. Ron continued his education at Harvard Law School, where he earned his J.D. in 1987.

He began his legal career with McDermott, Will and Emory in Chicago, then worked in the Washington, D.C., office of Sherman & Sterling, LLP, before joining the Washington, D.C., office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997, where he practiced the remainder of his career. At PWC, Ron worked in the National Tax Services office. Ron was a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and the state of Illinois.

Ron was a member of the Belle Haven Country Club, where he enjoyed playing against other area club teams. His lifelong love of the game led him to serve on the board of the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation.

Ron is survived by his children, Brittany and Nicholas of Washington, D.C.; his mother, Helen Bordeaux of Peoria, Ill.; brother, David Doggett Bordeaux of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Janice Bordeaux of Houston, Texas, and Donna Adams of Nashville, Tenn.; and his former wife, Christina Bordeaux of Washington, D.C.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Dean Bordeaux; and his sister, Gail Kaleel.

A private family Mass was held on Jan. 25, 2014, with a memorial service preceding it, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 6, 2014