Ronald Jerit, 81, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2016 in his home. Born on Jan. 17, 1934, he was a noted designer of performing arts facilities both in the United States and abroad and is known for his work on Nashville’s Tennessee Center for the Performing Arts, the Alaska Center for Performing Arts in Anchorage, and the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina.
He was a former president of the American Society of Theater Consultants and served as president and a partner in his company, Jerit/Boys Incorporated of Oak Park. He will be remembered for his great wit, toy collections, incredible kindness and will be missed by all he leaves behind.
Ron Jerit is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynda Jerit; his children, Marikay Jerit, Claudia Fruin, Jennifer Jerit Johnson, John Jerit, and Haley Shaw; 13 grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.
The family is planning a memorial gathering later this spring. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison St. #755, Chicago 60612.
Arrangements by Woodlawn Funeral Home, www.woodlawnchicago.com and 708-442-8500.