Ronald J. Friend, 62, of Hickory Hills, died Jan. 20. Visitation was held at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home in Chicago Heights on Jan. 24. A funeral service was held on Jan. 25. Burial was private. Mr. Friend is survived by his daughter, Lori Anderson; his son, Brian Friend, RN; his sisters, Carol Lang, Beverly Friend and Diane Harmater; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Friend was born in Chicago. He was a retired machinist for Formcraft Tool Company. Memorials may be sent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expansion at Christ Hospital, c/ o Advocate Charitable Foundation, 205 W. Touhy, Suite 225, Park Ridge, IL 60068.