Born July 1st, 1961 - March 5th, 2016.
Our caring thoughts and prayers are with his Mom Lita Sy and all of the Sy families.
Our dear friend Ron Sy passed away Saturday night 3/5/2016 at the Swedish Convenant Hospital in Chicago Illinois due to diabetic complications.
He was only 54 years young. Many friends knew Ron in Chicago thru the "Rice Gurls / Puki Gang" and Asians & Friends-Chicago.
We were drawn to his fashion sense, wit, sarcasm, funny and crazy sense of humor but on top of that Ron was also a kind, gentle and caring person.
His many qualities include his unselfish effort and activism for the AIDS/HIV causes for the Asian/Pacific LGBT communites not only in Chicago but
also as the Executive Director of AIDS Services In Asian Communities (ASIAC) in Philadelphia, PA.
Some of Ron accomplishments when he was leading ASIAC:
• In 2000, ASIAC won the Philadelphia Gay News' Lambda Award for Outstanding Health Organization.
• In 2006, ASIAC won the GlaxoSmithKline's Impact Award for Outstanding Health Organization in the Philadelphia area.
• In 2008, Sy served as the Grand Marshal for the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade.
• In 2010, Sy was named Runner-Up for the Philadelphia Gay News' Person of the Year award.
We will dearly miss Ron!
Philadelphia PGN 3/10/2016
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
3 pm to 9 pm, Friday, March 11, 2016
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
4432 North Troy Street
Chicago, IL 60625
10 am, Saturday, March 12, 2016
Reception will follow and location will be announced after mass.
BFFs are now together in Heaven!