Date of death: 12/27/2017

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1970

Rev. Ronald Hart, 75, of Aurora, formerly of Herscher and Bradley, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. He was born on May 28, 1942 in Chicago, the son of George and Josephine (Novak) Hart. Rev. Hart received his BachelorÆs Degree from Immaculate Conception and his MasterÆs in Divinity from St. MeinradÆs Seminary. He was ordained as a Priest on April 17, 1971 by Bishop Raymond Vanesh at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Joliet. He was previous pastor for the following parishes: St. Margaret Mary in Herscher, St. James in Irwin, St. Joseph in Bradley, St. Paul in Peotone, St. Boniface in Monee, St. Joseph in Lockport and most recently, St. Phillips in Addison. Rev. Hart was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping and reading. He is survived by one sister Arlene Lepic of Darien; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Josephine Hart, and two sisters Jane Rader and Delores Angone.