OBITUARIES for June 18 issue
Ronald S. K. Ho
Ronald S.K. Ho, formerly of Honolulu and Lahaina, passed away on Dec. 5, 2014, in Kent, Washington.
Services for Ho will be held at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 21, at 10:15 a.m., with scattering of ashes at sea off Mala.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Innocents’ Memorial Fund will be accepted.
He is survived by his wife, Weilyn “Lynn” Ho; daughters, Edwyna Ho, Ellyna (Scott) Wheeler, Gaylynn Ho and Julie Kinzie; siblings Verna Lum, Gwendolyn (Michael) Wong and Wesley Young; and grandchildren Emily Ho, Kyle (Miranda) Wheeler and Austin and Ryan Wheeler.
Ron and Lynn moved to Maui in 1968 and opened the Boston Store on Front Street and the Boston Galley in Whalers Village. During his years on Maui, he also worked at the Sheraton Maui Resort, Foodland, Star Market and many restaurants as a bartender and meat cutter.
George L. Pierrot, 81
George L. Pierrot, 81, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 28, in Lahaina at Canoe Beach at 9 a.m.
He was born on July 4, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, the son of George L. and Mary M. Pierrot. He was always glad the U.S.A. celebrated his birthday!
George is survived by his sisters, Mary Eckard and Michael Ann Blackwell of Cedar Rapids, and Elizabeth Messman of Washington, D.C.; his brother-in-law, Rick Blackwell; and many nieces, nephews, and a host of wonderful friends in Cedar Rapids and Lahaina, where he lived for 30 years.
After graduating from Franklin High School, George served in the Iowa National Guard and the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was stationed at Camp Rucker, Alabama.
After leaving the service, he worked at Bell Telephone Company and was an active participant in the Cedar Rapids Community Theatre.
George later moved to Newport Beach, California, and then on to Hawaii, where he worked as a general contractor and finish carpenter. George loved his work, but loved people even more.
During his time in Lahaina, George created and enjoyed building miniature homes, which he embellished in great detail and decorated according to the season. Both locals and tourists enjoyed visiting his diminutive village, which he dubbed “Georgetown.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Mercy.