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.