Many words come to mind when the name Ron Jagielski is heard; handsome, caring, funny, entertaining, collector, artist, musician, the master, but, the one word that his family and friends would all agree that describes him the best, would be loving. Ron would do anything to help his family and friends. No matter what he did, he always did it with every ounce of love in his heart. If anyone needed to laugh, he would tell a rib-cracker, and add on a knee-slapper for good measure. If there was need for entertainment, Ron would tell an anecdote that people wouldn’t believe could be true, or he would bust out a killer drum solo that would leave everyone in awe. If there ever was a need for an example of what a father, husband, uncle, brother or friend should be, Ron was the man to look at.
Born in Chicago, raised on the South East Side. It seems like there was nobody “FLASH” didn’t know in some way or another. St George Grammar School, Dago Park, St Francis de Sales HS, JJ Kelley’s, Game Time, WJOB, Godfather’s, Avenue N, Whiting, The Rocks, The Fleas, Skidmarx, Republic Steel, Comic Shops, Rex Music, Accurate Painters, the list could go on & on.
Ron is survived by his Wife Carol, his sons Daniel and Richard, and his Daughter Jamie. Ron passed away peacefully in his home in Utah surrounded by his family after winning the longest and greatest battle of them all. He has left us with memories we will all cherish, endless laughter, stories, and music that will be passed down for generations to come. The world lost a legend, but he will live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved him.
There will be a Memorial Send Off Party at Aurelio’s in Hammond on Sunday, June 9th between 2:00 and 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and share memories, stories, and photos.
“Peace man!” ~The Flash