Jeremiah  J. Ring
Jeremiah J. Ring

January 9, 1939 - December 14, 2017
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Resided in Littleton, Colorado
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Jerry, 78, of Littleton, Colorado, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Carolyn, of 52 years; children: Jeremiah, Joachim (Kristine), Timothy, and Kathleen (Derick) Josey; grandchildren: John Ryen, Mathew, Kira, Christina and Xavier. He also is survived by his brother, John (Kathy); and sisters, Eileen Plover and Noreen Ryan; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews and extended relatives spread out over the United States and Ireland.

Jerry was born in Chicago, Illinois to Jerry and Nora Ring. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and then proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He married Carolyn L. Zoeller on April 24,1965 in Chicago, Illinois and subsequently started a family. Jerry and his young family moved to Colorado, in 1970, after he completed graduate studies at the University of New Mexico. He enjoyed a lengthy tenure at Metropolitan State College in Denver as a professor of history, with a focus in Latin American history and a passion for Irish history. His hobbies included travel, reading, watching classic movies, enjoying Irish cultural events, debating politics and genealogy. Jerry was a devout Catholic who was both a parishioner and an usher at St. Mary's Catholic Church, of Littleton, Colorado for nearly 40 years.

DENVER: Visitation will be Friday, December 22, 2017, from 2-4 PM, at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 East County Line Road, in Centennial, Colorado 80122.

CHICAGO: Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 30, 2017, 9:30 AM, at Saint Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 411 North Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070.

Memorial donations may be made in Jerry's name to any of the following organizations:
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, New York 10545;
Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, Maryland 21297-1066; or
Little Sisters of the Poor, Mullen Home for the Aged, 3629 West 29th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80211

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Horan & McConaty - County Line
5303 East County Line Road
Centennial, CO US 80122
Friday, December 22, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church
411 North Wheeling Road
Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070
Saturday, December 30, 2017
9:30 AM


Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
P.O. Box 302
Maryknoll, New York 10545
Catholic Charities USA
2050 Ballenger Ave Suite 400
Alexandria, VA USA 22314
Little Sisters of the Poor - Mullen Home for the Aged
3629 West 29th Avenue
Denver, CO US 80212