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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

Business leaders including the late Joan Kroc support San Diego Hospice's groundbreaking of its Inpatient Care Center in Hillcrest (circa 1987).

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.