Rolla Edward (Ed) Park
November 30, 1935 – April 20, 2016
Ed Park, 80, died at home on April 20. Ed and his wife, Judy Ross, moved to Point Roberts 21 years ago, after he retired from his work as a research economist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California.
He filled those retirement years fully, remodeling two Point Roberts cottages, helicopter piloting, computer fiddling, kayaking and being a fabulous grandfather to his eight grandchildren, whom he taught to negotiate many of the outdoor pleasures of the Pacific Northwest.
Over the last four years, he co-led the small team that raised $540,000 for the new Point Roberts library, ultimately taking on the role of treasurer of the Friends of the Point Roberts Library.
He was a devoted and talented photographer (ross-park.net) who provided many photographs for the All Point Bulletin, two aerial surveys of Point Roberts from his helicopter, a series of Point Roberts postcards and many unusual images for the Flickr internet population where hundreds followed his work.
His many family members and friends knew him as a funny, smart, kind, gentle, conscientious, creative, adventurous and absolutely dependable colleague who excelled at everything he ever tried.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters (Annika and Mia), two stepdaughters (Julie and Caitlin), a stepson (Shelly) and eight grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Point Roberts Library, P.O. Box 970, Point Roberts, WA, 98281.