Ronald D. ‘Ron’ Lorenzo


Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005


  Ronald D. 'Ron' Lorenzo

Ronald D. 'Ron' Lorenzo

Lifelong Kenai resident and Alaska Native Ronald D. “Ron” Lorenzo died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, in Kenai. He was 52.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Kenai. Father Thomas Andrew will officiate. A gathering of family and friends will follow at Tyotkas at the former Old Town Restaurant.

Mr. Lorenzo was born June 18, 1953, in Anchorage and was raised in Kenai. He loved the wilderness and was proud of his Native culture and traditions. He enjoyed clam digging, hunting and fishing.

Mr. Lorenzo was a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Kenai Native Association and Cook Inlet Region Inc.

“Though we didn’t get to spend much time with him, his family loved him very much, through the good times and the bad. He will be missed by his family and friends,” his family said.

He is survived by Janice Lorenzo of Kenai, the mother of his children; son, Victor Lorenzo of Kenai; daughter, Amber Lorenzo of Kenai; mother, Eva Lorenzo of Kenai; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Angela Lorenzo of Nikiski; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Michael Juliussen of Kenai; brothers, Sam and Greg Lorenzo of Kenai; sisters, Violet Kroto of Tyonek and Betty Ke’tah of Ketchikan; aunt, Fiocla Wilson of Kenai; nephews and nieces, Anthony, Karina, Donna, Aaliyah, Marvin, Allen, Ted, Sharlene, Joann, Laura, Vide and Hayden; and many other aunts, cousins and relatives.

Memorial donations may be made sent to the funeral home to help with expenses.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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