Ronald “Ron” Stephen Kurilla, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Ron was born on August 7, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Alec J. Kurilla Sr. and Catherine (Barlock) Kurilla.
Ron was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He had retired in 1998 from Granite City Steel as a laborer in the B.O.F department. Ron was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan. He enjoyed listening to games on the radio and watching sports talk on t.v. Ron will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by one brother, Alec J. Kurilla Jr.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Patricia Kurilla of Granite City, IL; many cousins, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in the form of masses or to American Heart Association.
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