Thomas Ronald "T. Ron" Jasinski-Herbert of Chicago, Illinois | 1938 - 2015 | Obituary

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Visitation
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
3:00 PM-9:00 PM


Visitation
Friday, Aug 28, 2015
3:00 PM-9:00 PM


Funeral Service
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015
11:00 AM

Thomas Ronald "T. Ron" Jasinski-Herbert

November 01, 1938 - August 17, 2015

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Thomas Ronald “T. Ron” Jasinski-Herbert
born November 1, 1938; passed August 17, 2015

Beloved son of the late Leona "Lee" Jasinski Herbert and the late Thomas H. Herbert, cherished nephew and godson of Loretta Sobocinski "Lori Sobin" and nephew of Michael K. (the late Rosemary) Jasinski, devoted cousin of Karen Mackay, Jeanine (Richard) Galati, Patricia (Ken) Brendecke, the late Suzanne Luckew, and many others across the country. He also leaves behind a myriad of lifelong friends in Chicago and around the world.

T. Ron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University, and LLB and JD degrees also from DePaul University and remained an active alumnus.
T. Ron celebrated life and embraced every effort to improve his community. Among his many accomplishments: T. Ron was President of Ameripol, Corporation, Inc.; President of Polonia Media Network; Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of “Polonia Today”; President of the Polish Arts Club of Chicago; past President and current Advocate of the Chicago Society PNA; founding President and current member of the Board of the Chicago Society Foundation; Director of the International Polka Association; Director of the Polish American Congress; former Director of Public Relations of the Polish National Alliance; founder, along with his mother Lee Herbert, of the Heritage Club of Polish Americans; past President of the Advocates Society; past Director of the Polish National Alliance; past Director of the Polish American Congress, Illinois Division, practiced law in his office on Milwaukee Avenue; founder and president of ETC (Ethnic Television Channel), the first and only English-language television cable channel; candidate for Clerk of the City of Chicago; active member of various Democratic Party organizations; led tours to Poland, Germany, and Russia, since he was fluent in those languages; producer of several documentaries on Polish topics; television, print and on-line journalist; social and political commentator. T. Ron dedicated himself to anything he became involved with, often readily taking a leadership role, captivating everyone with his infectious laugh. He was a friend and mentor to many generations, a strong defender of all things Polish, and great friend of Polonia.
Visitation Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave, Niles, Il. Final Visitation Saturday, August 29 starting at 10:00 a.m. with a celebration of T. Ron’s life starting at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The celebration will continue to Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, Il. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in T. Ron’s memory to the charity of your choice.

SERVICES
Visitation

Thursday, August 27, 2015
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Skaja Terrace Funeral Home
7812 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, Illinois 60714

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Visitation

Friday, August 28, 2015
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Skaja Terrace Funeral Home
7812 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, Illinois 60714

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 29, 2015
11:00 AM

Skaja Terrace Funeral Home
7812 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, Illinois 60714

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