October 14, 2002
Peter Kalani - Died October 7, 2002, by his own hand, after
a long and courageous battle against the darkness.
The much-cherished husband of Suzanne Schneider Ross for 16
years, Peter was born in Hawaii on September 8, 1953.
He grew up in Detroit, MI, and graduated from Wayne State
University. Peter was a curmudgeon of the old school; he had
a wonderful persnickety dry sense of humor and was known
especially for his kindness and generosity. He was a writer,
and collector of 20th century arts for many years, but his
most abiding passion was cats.
Peter is predeceased by Bashtet, Colette and Moxie, and
leaves behind Mookie. Peter is deeply mourned by parents,
Don and Marilyn Ross, two brothers, David and Matthew, all
of the Detroit area; a beloved sister and brother-in-law,
Serena and Doug Crisan, of Hilton Head, NC. Peter leaves two
nieces, five nephews, five step-children and 11
His dear friends include Michael and Beth Miller and John
and Toni McCormick, all in Michigan; Dr. Tyrone Williams, of
Cincinnati, OH, and Philip Colechin of London. In Novato,
CA, Peter will be deeply missed by his beloved friend and
antiquing partner, Constance Bassil.
Peter is deeply mourned by Brad and Lee Anne and Olivia
Rosenstein of Walnut Creek, CA, and Susan and Charles Kalish
of San Francisco. Peter volunteered for several years at
Raphael House, a shelter for homeless families of San
Francisco, where a prayer service will be held at 5 p.m.,
Wednesday, October 16: call Carol Field, 415-345-7265.
Memorial donations please send to SPCA, 2500 16th St. San
Francisco, CA, 94103.
Private celebrations of Peter's life will be held in San
Francisco, CA, Detroit, MI and Philadelphia, PA. Cremation
services were kindly handled by Pacific Interment of San
directory - Detroit Free Press & News - October
ROSS,PETER KALANI, Age
49, died October 6, 2002 in San Francisco. Husband of
Suzanne Schneider Ross. Son of Donald and Marilyn Ross of
Pleasant Ridge. Brother of David, Matthew and Serena (Doug)
Crisan. Uncle of Drew, Zachary and Stephanie Crisan of
Hilton Head, SC, and Natalie and Julian Ross of St. Clair
Shores. Nephew of Richard (Jane) Ruzumna and Michael and
Lynne Hirschelman. Memorial service will be held in the near