FEBRUARY 21, 1940 – NOVEMBER 26, 2022
Obituary of Ronald C Gebert
Ronald C. Gebert passed away November 26, 2022 peacefully, with his family by his side.
Born February 21, 1940 in Chicago, Ron was raised by his mother in Humboldt Park. At the age of fifteen he found the Drum & Bugle Corps. Eventually marching with the Cavaliers from 1957-61, ending with an undefeated championship in 1961 (21 consecutive wins). The Corps became family to Ron, always staying in touch with his “brothers” till his last days. To all his brothers, SPLOOIE!!
Ron married the love of his life in 1963, moving to Glenview and starting his family in 1964. Ron devoted over 20 years working with youth baseball and the Glenbrook South marching band.Ron began his career in 1962, starting his own company in 1966. He went on to have a successful career as a financial planner. He was not only a trusted advisor to his clients, but a friend to many. He ran his business until 2021 when he decided to retire.

He was a friend to many in the community, never short of a joke whether he knew you or not, and when asked how he was doing, the answer was always “terrific”. He will be remembered by many people for many things, but to his family he will be remembered as Pop.

Ron is survived by his wife of 59 years, Karen, nee Bell. He is the proud father of James (Jori), Jeff (Allison); grandfather of Connor, Hunter, Austin (Gabriela), Cole, Patrick, and Jackson; and great-grandfather of Violet.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps at:https://cavaliers.org/ or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at: www.stjude.org

Immediate services will be private. A celebration of life will be held February 18, 2023.

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