Nicholas “Ron” Corrao, age 79, of Wonder Lake, died Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
He was born August 20, 1932 in Chicago to Nicholas and Anna (Smolik) Corrao. On October 12, 1957, he married Elaine A. Nowicki at St. Thecla Catholic Church in Chicago.
A resident of Wonder Lake for 24 years, Ron was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. He served in Korea and achieved the rank of Sergeant.
An electrical engineer by profession, he was the president and founder of L-Ron Corporation in Crystal Lake for over 42 years.
Enjoyments during his lifetime included spending time with his family, sailing on Wonder Lake, coaching basketball for several leagues, camping and the outdoors. He was interested in history, especially studying wartime history.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elaine; seven children, Roger (Cynthia) Corrao of Schaumburg, Geri (Don) Marion of Princeton, IL, Donna (Ron) McCarty of Woodstock, Nancy (Brian) Johnson of East Dundee, Darin (Lisa) Corrao of Wonder Lake, Richard (Tracy) Corrao of Frankfort, and Gregg Corrao of Palatine; nine grandchildren, Christopher Corrao, Jim McCrackan, Renee Marion, Ryan Marion, Bobby Schumer, Trevor Corrao, Kyle Corrao, Leah Corrao, and Jocelyn Corrao; and a brother, William (Marilou) Corrao of Lake Havasu, AZ.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2012, at Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 W. Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. Military honors will be accorded at Christ the King Cemetery following the funeral Mass. Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials may be directed to his family.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.