In Memorial

Ronald J. Lyons

Date of Death: April 23rd, 2021
11 Iyar 5781


Ronald J. Lyons, 87, April 23, 2021; beloved husband and best friend of Florence for 60 years; cherished father of Mark and Susan (Joseph) Hanacek; loving grandpa of Jacob and Leah Hanacek. A member of the Chicago Board of Education for 47 years, spending most of those years at Hibbard Elementary School as the Assistant Principal. He was an avid stamp collector who enjoyed eating home grown tomatoes that his son planted in his garden. In his spare time, he most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to JourneyCare would be greatly appreciated. Private graveside service. Please attend via livestream, Wednesday April 28, 2021 12:00 PM. For the link to view the service and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, April 28th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be A Blessing.

You are invited as a guest to the Viewneral® Funeral Service noted below.

When: Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Viewneral Service Name: Ronald J. Lyons Funeral Service

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Shiva is private.

Cards of condolences can be sent to:
The Family of Ronald J. Lyons
c/o Shalom Funeral Home
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004


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April 28th, 2021

Dear Mark and Family,
My sincere condolences on your loss, I hope that loving memories are able to help sustain you as you move forward.

With love and care,

Sharon Vasquez-Ray

~Sharon Vasquez-Ray
~friend of Mark, Ventura, CA

April 28th, 2021

Dear Florence and Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of my dear friend,colleague and boss, Ron. I had the privilege of working with Ron as a Counselor/Teacher at Hibbard School. As a new teacher, fresh out of college, I was petrified of Ron because of the horror stories I had heard of him reprimanding students. Little did I know and soon came to find out that Ron was a puppy with a heart of gold. I had the honor of sharing an office with Ron when I became the Counselor, and it was then that I got to know the sweet and caring Ron that everyone was afraid of. He was tough when he had to be and gentle when needed. Ron had great wisdom and provided much support to his colleagues. Ron will be missed greatly but he has left a wonderful legacy behind to everyone, especially his family, His Pride and Joy!

May Ron rest in peace and may God grant you all strength during this very difficult time.

With sincere sympathy,
Juliana McNally

~Colleague & Friend, GLENVIEW

April 27th, 2021

Dear Florence,
I was so sorry to read of Ron’s passing. Please accept our condolences to you and your family. Many years ago you gave me your phone number but, somehow, I lost it and was unable locate it any another way. We no longer live in Illinois but are back there often (or when life permits). When you are ready please use my email so we may connect again.

~Sid & Bev Goldman
~Coworker & friend, Surprise , Arizona

April 27th, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Mark Maegdlin

~Mark Maegdlin
~, Illinois

April 27th, 2021

Mark, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

-Dan LaFayette

~Daniel LaFayette
~Friend, IL

April 26th, 2021

To Mark and your entire family, please accept my condolences. May the love that surrounds you comfort you during this difficult time.

~Beth Greenwald
~Friend of Mark, Skokie, IL

April 26th, 2021


I am so sad for you, your Sister and your Mom. I’m praying you and your family at this tough time:(

~Heather Bersch
~Friend, Evansville, IN

April 26th, 2021

May your family find peace in the memories.

~Susan Wilson
~Friend, Teutopolis, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Ronald J. Lyons

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
11th of Iyyar 57825/12/2022
11th of Iyyar 57835/2/2023
11th of Iyyar 57845/19/2024
11th of Iyyar 57855/9/2025
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