Thursday, January 18, 2007

Ronald S. Kraar, z"l

Ronald S. Kraar, 67, of Coconut Grove, FL, on Jan. 15. Ron, who lived in the Chicago area most of his life, owned and managed Kraar Eye Care in South Chicago for 30 years. Ron's practice was known for both his technological innovation and his rigorous, compassionate care of his patients. His generosity, avid curiosity, and irreverent sense of humor will be missed by all. Beloved husband of Jeannette; much-loved brother of Martin and his wife Lynda; loving father of Julie, Ellen and John; and stepson Russell Greenberg; proud grandfather of Ryan, Connor and Jordan. Ron completed graduate study in management and, after retiring from his optometric practice, started a consulting firm with "his buddy," Jeannette. Seven years ago, he moved to Florida. Ron is also missed by Howard, his dog. Ron, above all, loved people and devoted most of his life to helping them.

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