Ronald Mark "Ronnie" Rassner, 68, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a technology business manager for the American Management Association in New York City; an associate professor of anthropology, languages and African oral tradition for the University of Wisconsin and Yale University; and a visiting Fulbright Program lecturer and associate professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, died at home. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Eda, son Justin, daughter Shana, brothers Michael and Gary, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at Paauilo Mauka residence, 44-3645 Kukupapa Road. Call 775-0601 for more information. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.
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