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Ronald Morton Obituary
Morton, Ronald Age 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2014. He was born April 4, 1942 to the late Richard Morton and Willa (Coleman) Thomas. Ronald was a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1960. He was a member of SS Monica & Luke Church, where he served as usher, member/officer of Men's Club & Parish Council member. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Grutka Council 7878 and 4th Degree Abraham Lincoln Assembly. He worked 43 years in Sales with 28 years in sales management. He was the First Black liquor Area Sales Manager in the State of Indiana. He was also previous owner of LRC Liquors and last employed at Calumet Breweries in Hammond, IN. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Morton and Willa and Dorse Thomas; brothers, Richard Morton Jr., Robin Thomas and Darryl E. Thomas; and daughter, Rochelle Janine. Ronald is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vivian; brothers, D. Anthony (Carmen) and Dion (Amelia) Thomas; sister, Darin; 4 sons, Ronald II, Rory (Sheila), Ramon, Russell (Ruby); 1 daughter, Roxanne; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rosary, 5:30 p.m. Family hour, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at The Guy & Allen Funeral Home, 2969 W. 11th Ave. Funeral Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at SS Monica and Luke Church, 645 Rhode Island St., Father Patrick Gaza officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
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Published in the Post Tribune on Aug. 20, 2014
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