Ronald Pierre passed away at home in Santa Rosa on January 14, 2012, surrounded by his family. He is lovingly survived by his wife Marybeth Pierre; children Jim Pierre (Shanna) of Marin, Rick Pierre of Santa Rosa and Jolene Little (Darren) of Santa Rosa; step-daughter Lisa Barron of Rohnert Park; brother Henry Pierre (Jeanette), sister Valerie Stanfill (Jim), father-in-law Victor Calvi, Sr. of Yountville and brother-in-law Victor Calvi, Jr. of San Diego. He also leaves grandchildren Courtney and Cameron Pierre, Krista and Jenna Tiewater and Taylor Little; life-long friend Barbara Newton (Geoffrey), and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Santa Rosa to the late Henry L. and Lenora Pierre, Ronnie was 72. He was a graduate of St. Vincent's High School. As a young man, he worked as a salesman for McKesson Pharmaceuticals. For 30 years, he was the very successful owner of Montgomery Jewelers. He was a duck hunter, fisherman and loved all sports. His yellow lab "Misty" was his companion for many years. "Bella," a King Charles Cavalier became a new member of the family following Misty's death. Traveling to other countries and learning about the different cultures was a big part of his life. He loved entertaining and having family and friends at their home, and he made a mean cioppino. His backyard was his passion, and he grew many gorgeous flowers. Kind, generous, gregarious, and spontaneous are appropriate words for this kind and caring man who was a pillar of strength for his family and friends. The family extends special thanks to Dr. L. Wayne Keiser, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice and the Visiting Angels of Santa Rosa. A Celebration of Ronnie's life will be held at a later date. In his memory, donations may be made to the Sonoma County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402, Becoming Independent of Santa Rosa, 1425 Corporate Center Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 or Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Jan. 20 to Jan. 26, 2012