Ronald Peck Boardman Jr, 93, of Lake Bluff, IL passed away on July 9, 2021. He was born on November 26, 1927 to Ronald Peck Boardman Sr and Frances Robinson Boardman in Evanston, Illinois. He is survived by his brother Theodore Robinson Boardman; his niece Carolyn Frances Zuccareno; his nephew Robert Bradford Boardman; grand nieces and nephews; former wife Mercedes (Merla) Secord Streuli; and family of former partner Joan Heath. Ronnie attended Colorado College and Yale University. He was an avid collegiate and international ice hockey player, and a life-long Chicago Blackhawk fan. As a Director of the National Association of Railway Passengers, he dedicated his career to passenger rail causes. Ronnie cherished summer visits to a rustic cabin accessible only by boat on Lake Honnedaga in upper state New York. An unabashed naturist and an avid reader, Ronnie had a sharp wit and intellect that resulted in raucous laughter at gatherings. Close friends and family love and miss you, Ronnie! In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Rail Passengers Association in Washigton D.C. Info: Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com
Published by Chicago Tribune from Jul. 18 to Jul. 22, 2021.