Ruangrit "Ricky" Boonkiew

Boonkiew, "Ricky" Ruangrit
May 31, 1959-
February 14,2013

Ruangrit Boonkiew, succumbed suddenly from heart failure on February 14th, 2013. Ricky was born in Thailand May 31st, 1959. He moved to Californina at the age of twenty. Ricky is survived by Jarin Boonkview (Mother), four sisters and nieces in Thailand. Ricky also has a brother, John Olson and uncle, Bill Olson living in Pasadena a few miles west of his home in Azusa.

Ricky was beloved by is many friends and co-workers who embraced his generosity and thoughtfulness. Ricky cherished his job at Embassy Suites in Arcadia as a Guest Services Provider and thought of his associates there as his second family. He was highly thought of and received many accolades and awards from guest, management and co-workers.

Music, cooking, social activities with friends and neighbors and interior decorating his Azusa home were among the many activies Ricky embraced. To these endeavors he dedicated the best of himself and his of character.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the local humane society. A private memorial celebration of Ricky's life in the planning.

Published in Pasadena Star-News on Mar. 8, 2013