Rolla Edward (Ed) Park

Rolla Edward (Ed) Park

November 30, 1935 – April 20, 2016 

Obit---Ed-Park

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.

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