Ronald B "Ron" Aiello

  • Born: August 7, 1934
  • Died: February 18, 2021
  • Location: Elmhurst, Illinois

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father & Poppy

Ronald B. Aiello, 86, of Elmhurst,  as he would say "bought the farm" on February 18, 2021. He passed away peacefully at home, on his own terms, listening to the song "MY WAY", with his loving family by his side.

Ron graduated from Morton High School in 1952 and attended Morton Junior College. In 1953, he joined the United States Marine Corps.  After serving in the Marines, he worked at HotPoint Company where he met the love of his life, and married Lu Galasso.
 Ron and Lu raised four devoted daughters who brought him great joy.

 In 1969, he founded Sun Realty, Inc. and attained a Certified Residential Broker (CRB) designation.He moonlit at his family's Cicero Tavern, The Villa Lounge for over three decades, where he was known as "Ronnie from the Villa".

In 1993, "Poppy" was given his most famous title when he became a grandfather for the first of nine grandchildren. He spent the last 27 years of his life devoted to all of them and spoke to them every day, at any hour until his last day. In his own unique, unfiltered and witty way, he imparted on them the importance of duty, loyalty to family, and timeless street wisdom.
Watching The Three Stooges and trips to Freddy's or Gina's Italian Ice will never be the same.
 Beloved husband of Lu Aiello (nee Galasso) for 61 years. Loving father of Joy (Randy) Andresen, Julie (Jerry) Iavarone, Jana (Sean) Maher and Jill (Marty) Schiller.  Proud and beloved Poppy to Anthony (Mikaela), Joseph, Michael, Ryan, Dylan, Rachel, Mady, Lindsey and Chloe. Beloved brother of the late John "Ske" (the late Carmella) Aiello, the late Gloria (the late Rocco) DeCarlo. Fond brother-in-law of Camille Galasso, the late Michael (the late Joyce) Galasso and the late Nicholas (Jeanine) Galasso.  Fond uncle to many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his loving nephews Thomas and Rocco DeCarlo.

Visitation Monday February 22, 2021 from 4-8 P.M. at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home 17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oak Brook Terrace IL 60181. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 A.M. at Visitation Catholic Church, Elmhurst. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed at Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info 630-941-5860. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron's name to the Wounded Warrior Project at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Celebrate your Birthday with your family and friends-( especially Duke). Enjoy YOUR day!

Posted by Joy    August 07, 2021

We know you look down on us every day, as we will always remember your love of us all.
We miss you!!
Love, Joy

Posted by Joy    June 04, 2021

Dear Lu, Julie, Jana, Jill & Joy. So sorry to hear of the passing of Ronald. Remembering all the good times we had with you, Carmella, Johnny, Chester and me. Always joking around & teasing me. Thinking of all of you. Sending prayers. Love, Bobbie

Posted by Barbara Curul - LaGrange, IL - family   February 26, 2021

Dear Aunt Lu, Jana ,Julie, Jill & Joy, So Sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Ronald. I will always remember his sense of humor how fun he was. Thoughts and prayers for your family. Sending love to all of you.....Andrea

Posted by Andrea Talley    February 26, 2021

Lu, my deepest condelences to you and your girls on Ron's passing. I just heard the news, otherwise you would've seen me in person. Belatedly, I have donated to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. In love, JQ.

Posted by John Quigley - Villa Park, IL - friend   February 25, 2021

Dear Lu, I am so very sorry for your loss! Bonnie Torres and I always got to see him when he would drop you off at Anyways for our many lunches together which have temporarily stopped due to COVID. Please extend my sympathy to your lovely family.
Love, Diane

Posted by Diane Kissane    February 24, 2021

Lu and girls,
Like most people who knew and loved Ron there are no words to express the way we feel inside. So many stories and memories I´m thankful to have been able to keep in contact with him.
The mass today was beautiful, the priest, the music, the readings and the eulogies were so heartfelt. And what a gorgeous day, sunny, blue sky and warm.
Lu, you and Ron have left quite a legacy. God Bless You

Posted by Bob Jansen    February 23, 2021

Our family's deepest condolences to the Aiello and Galasso families. I have many fond memories of Ron from my childhood. Most importantly, Ron was always interested in what you were doing, genuinely cared about you and you knew it. Ron was a great friend to my dad. God Bless Ron and all of his wonderful family.

Posted by Dan Harper    February 23, 2021

Dear Lu, So sorry to hear. I always enjoyed my quick visit with Ron when he would drop you off for lunch with Diane. Love Bonnie

Posted by Bonnie and Pepe Torres    February 23, 2021

Uncle Ronald miss your calls to Texas checking on us whenever something happened here. Love you and Aunt Lou and send our sympathy to the girls and their families. Hugs to all of you from Patti and Joe Chiaramonte

Posted by Joseph Chiaramonte - Ft. Worth, TX   February 23, 2021

Jana, Julie, Jill and Joy and families: I am so sorry for your great loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know he was loved. I always remember them coming to every grandchild´s sporting event. True love.

Posted by MaryAnne Vecchio    February 22, 2021

Lu please accept my deepest sympathy, so sad to hear this but remembering all the great memories and laughs with Bob and Ron. Sending love and prayers.

Posted by Marianne Cozzi    February 21, 2021

Julie, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad! Keeping you and your family in prayers.

Posted by Karen Becvar    February 21, 2021

Knowing Ron for 78 years, we became best friends and joined the MARINE CORP together.We went through boot camp together and served on the same base (different squadrons) and to our knowledge never had an argument. I miss you already Ron, but you are in a much better place. Please save a spot for the rest of us when it's our time. To Lu and the entire Aiello family, you lost a devoted HERO. It has been my pleasure knowing Ron and your whole family....................SEMPER FI........ 1283912........

Love Dick......1400379

Posted by Dick Harper - ORO VALLEY, AZ - military   February 21, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. I always enjoyed listening to his stories immensely. He always had a smile on his face and treated everyone like they were apart of the family. He will be greatly missed. May he rest comfortably in heaven!

Posted by Mitch Bright    February 21, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him deeply. Rest in peace, Ron. I will keep
you in my prayers.

Posted by Barbara Wisner    February 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ron´s passing. A great friend, helped me in my real estate career. Just good memories.

Posted by Larry dean mieszcak    February 20, 2021

Aunt Lu I am so sorry for your loss, Our Prayers for you and the Girls. You and Uncle Ron have always treated me as family! Rest in Peace Uncle Ron!

Posted by Larry and Gina Lehman    February 20, 2021

Sending Love, and condolences to Lu and all the J's. From the best ring bearer ever. Love you guys.

Posted by Joe Maso    February 20, 2021

Dear Aunt Lu, My heart goes out to you for your loss. I know how you are suffering Uncle Ronald absence and I know, no words can ease the pain. I do know that having your children and grandchildren´s love and support are a precious gift of comfort. I have very fond memories of Uncle Ronald growing up and treasure all the wonderful memories are family shared in the good old days. My Love and prayers are with you and May Our Lord give you Peace and Comfort.

Posted by Donna McGreal    February 20, 2021

Oh Lu....I'm heartbroken for you. Loved Ron and I know how much he will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family. San

Posted by Sandra Vaughn    February 20, 2021

Sending my prayers and Condolences to ur family. Blessing

Posted by Alexis    February 20, 2021

My heart goes out to all of you. Ron was bigger than life and will be greatly missed. I´m sorry I can´t be there with you. Know that I´m keeping everyone in my heart and prayers, especially you Lu.

Posted by Sue Seegers    February 20, 2021

May your soul be at peace ron, with all the pies and peppermint ice cream you could ever want.

Posted by Leanne    February 19, 2021

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