Ronald A. Cundiff
1941 - 2021
BORN
March 21, 1941
DIED
January 19, 2021
Lt. Col. Ronald A. Cundiff, U.S. Air Force, Ret., age 79, of Mount Prospect, passed away January 19, 2021. Beloved husband of Lucille Cundiff. Loving father of Laura (John) Soria, Deborah Cundiff, and Brian Cundiff. Cherished grandfather of Quinn Soria. Fond uncle of many. Preceded in death by his son, Ronald J. Cundiff; parents, Arthur and Cecelia Cundiff; and his brother, John Cundiff.

Ronald served his country proudly during the Vietnam War in the Air Force, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Ronald was a lifelong security professional. For nearly 20 years, he was Director of Security and Safety at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital. He was Director of Security at Children's Memorial Hospital for over 6 years before moving to The Field Museum, where, as Manager of Security Services, he helped lead multiple local, national and international agencies in security for Princess Diana at a gala event that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research in the US and abroad. He finished his career at Lake Forest Hospital and continued to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Lewis University.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 24, 2021.
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I was deeply saddened to learn of Ron's passing. I worked as Ron's assistant at Weiss Memorial Hospital in the late 70's and early 80's. I have so many cherished memories at Weiss Memorial Hospital. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. And you should always know, wherever you may go, no matter where you are, Ron's memory will always live on in your heart. May you and your family find comfort in the treasured memories that you had shared.
Linda (Ruben) Gordon
January 30, 2021
Linda (Ruben) Gordon
Coworker
January 30, 2021
Linda (Ruben) Gordon
Coworker
January 30, 2021
Linda (Ruben) Gordon
Coworker
January 30, 2021
I was deeply sorry to hear of your loss of your husband, father and grandfather.

I worked with Ron as his assistant in the Security and Safety Department in the late 70's and early 80's. I have so many fond and wonderful memories working at Weiss Memorial Hospital. I will miss Ron very deeply.

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. And you should always know, wherever you may go, no matter where you are that Ron's memory will always live on in your heart.

May you and your family find comfort in the treasured memories that you had shared.
Linda (Ruben) Gordon
Coworker
January 30, 2021
My deepest sympathy. May happy memories bring you peace and comfort. Ron was a great private security instructor and Lewis University colleague.
Keith F. Killacky
January 26, 2021
Heartbroken by the loss of such a wonderful colleague. Always a gentleman who was a delight to be around. The JLPSS department at Lewis University will miss you dearly.
Natalia Tapia
January 26, 2021
Classmates and friends for sixty plus years. Ron will be missed by all especially by us. Ron is in our hearts as well as Lou. God bless your family. Our love. Joe and carole
Joe and carole stark
January 25, 2021
I am so sorry, my prayers and sympathy to Lucille and the family.
LARRY DIGANGI
January 24, 2021
I am saddened for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Carlos Soria
January 23, 2021
It was a pleasure to work with Ron at Weiss Hospital. He was a professional with a good sense of humor. R.I.P.
Tom Orcutt
January 23, 2021
When your family first came into ours, I was able to detect the integrity of your humanity demonstrated by your composure in interactions with others. Your smile and lively conversations have left a profound imprint; you have left a part of your inner self that we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Carlos Soria
January 23, 2021
May God be with the family during their time of need.
Gloria Sanders
January 23, 2021
Surely will be missed..Such sweet man.. So very sad... Rest in Peace... :(
Sergio E Del Nodal
January 23, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven has gained a special soul. My prayers to your family.
Kathleen Zoran
January 23, 2021
So very saddened to hear of Ron's passing. I am one of many who worked with him at Weiss. He was a great co-worker and professional. Condolences to his family and extended family at your loss.
Ellen (Watanabe) Huxtable
January 23, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the good fortune to work at Weiss hospital in the late `70´s to early 90´s with Ron. He was a good person. God bless to all family and beloved.
Mary Ann Summers
January 22, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Ron as his assistant in Security at Weiss. He was an amazing man and boss. He will be missed!
Fran Murphy
January 22, 2021
I worked with Ron @ Weiss Hospital for 10 years. Our offices were on the same floor--7 NW with a wonderful view of the lake. I'll always remember Ron with his binoculars. He would find ships way, way, way in the distance on the lake. We shared many happy times especially when we performed in a play at the hospital. What a great man! May God comfort you.
Tom Kucinski
January 22, 2021
I am the Granny Sue to your neighbors the Gordon family. Please accept my sincerest condolences. As an 18 year widow I know something of the depth of your loss.
Sue Cutler from CA
January 22, 2021
It was a Honor to know and to have worked with you. God Bless you and your family at this time.
Carlotta Kozak
January 21, 2021
Like many others we know, we are better for knowing Ron and having him in our lives. Rest in Peace.
Barbara and Steve VanArsdale
January 21, 2021
The weather on the day of Ron's passing was a symbol of the time we spent together --- wiping snow off of his car in the drive way, before he drove to get coffee and gave me a ride to the train in downtown Mt. Prospect, on his way to work. As I got to know Ron, I learned about his life. I realized he had a much tougher road than he ever showed - he was upbeat and happy. I don't know if I could have the outlook he carried, but I'm sure going to try harder. Thanks for being a neighbor and friend. -DW
Dave Wasowicz
January 21, 2021