Ronnie Rogich (Chestnut)

Ronnie Marie Rogich Chestnut, 55, died in New York City, Oct. 24, 2005, of complications from viral pneumonia. She was born June 10, 1950, in Ione, Wash., to Ranny and Ted Rogich. She was raised and spent the majority of her early life in Las Vegas where she attended Valley High School. After graduation, she began her professional dance career in The Folies Bergere Show. Ronnie went on to dance in a variety of other stage productions on the Strip and internationally with headliners Boyce and Hart, Sammy Davis, Jr. and others. Following her dance career, she worked with her brother, Sig Rogich, at R&R Advertising before moving to New York City in 1979. While in New York, Ronnie worked as a legal administrator for 25 years. She had a passion for her family and a love for collecting antiques. Ronnie was preceded in death by her mother, Ranny Rogich (born: Ragnheidur Arnadottir); and her brother, Steve Rogich. She is survived by her husband, Martin Chestnut of New York City; her son, Ross Chestnut, currently attending Syracuse University; her father, Ted Rogich; her brother, Ed Rogich and his wife, Kathy; her brother, Sig Rogich and his wife, Lori, all of Las Vegas; her brother and sister-in-law, Lt. Colonel Donald and Olivia Davis of Florida, currently stationed in Japan; her nieces, and nephew, Britten Rogich of San Francisco, Erin Rogich of Seattle, Olivia Rogich and Sig Rogich, Jr., both of Las Vegas. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Ave., New York. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Ronnie Rogich's name to the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation, 4141 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119.