Rear Admiral Stewart Andrew Ring, USN

Rear Admiral Stewart Andrew Ring, USN (retired) of Waialua, HI, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 17, 2021, from heart disease. He was 87.
Stewart was born to a navy family in Coronado in 1933. He had a distinguished 32-year naval career, with deployments to the Pacific, then diplomatic and recruiting assignments to NATO, Council of Foreign Relations, the Pentagon, and Oahu’s Camp Smith, where he served as Director for Plans and Policy for the Pacific Command. He received numerous awards for superlative service. In 2020, he was honored to be included in Coronado’s Avenue of the Heroes.

After retiring in 1987, Stewart volunteered in his community to “preserve and protect Oahu’s North Shore” from overdevelopment and “keep the North Shore country.” He adored his family, friends, and Siamese cats and enjoyed traveling (87+ countries), listening to the Kingston Trio, body-surfing and SCUBA-diving, and spending summers at Bohemian Grove and Christmases in Coronado.

Stewart A. Ring is survived by his daughters daughters, Susan Ring deRosset of Fort Collins, CO, and Katherine Ring of Lucca, Italy; his sister, Susan R. Keith, of Coronado, and her three children and nine grandchildren; former wife, Frances M. Ring, of Boca Raton, FL; and many great friends on the North Shore and across the globe.

His ashes will be interred this fall at Mt. Hope Cemetery, in San Diego.

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