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Ray Kroc Born Raymond Albert Kroc October 5, 1902 Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. Died January 14, 1984 (aged 81) San Diego, California, U.S. Cause of death Heart failure Resting place El Camino Memorial Park San Diego, California, U.S. Occupation Predominant establisher of the McDonald's Corporation Political party Republican Spouse Ethel Fleming (1922–1961, divorced) Jane Dobbins Green (1963–1968, divorced) Joan Smith Kroc (1969–1984, his death)

Ray and Joan Kroc. Ray was the CEO of McDonalds, and owner of the San Diego Padres, which fell to Joan after his death. Both were wonderful philanthropists, giving so much to the citizens of San Diego. Many charities and landmarks are in existence thanks to Ray and Joan Kroc.

Joan B. Kroc (1928 - 2003) Widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc who was known for her philanthropy, she also owned the San Diego Padres baseball team

Entrepreneur Ray Kroc expanded McDonald's to the world's most profitable franchise. Born on Oct. 15, 1902, in Illinois, he died on Jan 14, 1984.

Joan B. Kroc (1928 - 2003) Widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc who was known for her philanthropy, she also owned the San Diego Padres baseball team

May 15, 1940 – McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.I was born in 1942 and how this idea has grown from then to now is remarkable. Who woulda thunk?

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Joan B. Kroc Institute For Peace & Justice

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at University of San Diego, CA. School of Peace Studies. Fostering Peace, Cultivating Justice, Creating a Safer World . Local Programs: Women PeaceMakers, WorldLink connecting youth to Global Affairs, and Distinguished Lecture Series. In the Field with International PeaceBuilding Initiatives.

The late Joan Kroc and former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop pictured at the 1990 San Diego Hospice Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner.