Celebrating the Life of Ron Parish of Yorkville
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) delivered a statement on the House floor celebrating the life of Ron Parish of Yorkville, who passed away on Saturday, February 10.
Following are Rep. Hultgren’s prepared remarks:
On Saturday morning, Ron Parish of Yorkville, Illinois, passed from the loving arms of his wife, Becky, into the open arms of Jesus.
Ron was a lifelong salesman whose career included RC Cola, Nabisco, McCormick Spice Company and more.
After he retired, Ron faithfully served our community’s homeless at Kendall County PADS.
Ron’s people skills served him well in business, and in his relationships. He was always reaching out to friends and strangers alike. He would ask how they’re doing, how he could help—and he was always pointing them to Jesus.
In fact, Ron and Becky introduced my family to their church, Harvest New Beginnings, and were the very first to greet us on that God-ordained day three years ago. It has become our home church.
Ron was 75 and is survived by Becky, two children Ron, Jr. and Rhonda, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
I know you are smiling down on us now, Ron.
Well done, good and faithful servant.