Ronald Jerome Pine (Ronny, Papa) died peacefully on Saturday, May 18 at his son’s home in Vineyard Haven with his loving wife of 64 years, June (Merrill) Pine and family surrounding him. He was 85.

He was born in Oak Bluffs on Jan. 15, 1939, the son of John E. and Loretta (Vein) Pine. He graduated from Edgartown High School in 1958.

Ronny was a master electrician by trade. He built Pine Village Shoppes in the 1960’s. Ronald, side-by-side with his wife, operated Pine Lighting and Electric, a family business, electrical contractor, GE appliance store and lighting fixture showroom, eventually adding the first Radio Shack store on the Vineyard.

The couple wintered in Cape Coral, Fla. until settling there permanently 10 years ago.

Papa is survived by by his wife, June; his sister, Annette Smith of Edgartown; his sons, Ronald E. Pine Jr. and David Pothier Sr. (Terry); his grandchildren, Amanda Rebello-Reine (Ty Reine), Tiffany Rebello (Andrew Morris), Janelle Pine (KennyHandy), Jade Pine, and David Pothier Jr.; and his great-grandchildren, Tegan Fenner, Laila Fenner, David Pothier III, Colby Morris and Alayna Handy. He was predeceased by his daughter Tamara Pine Willet and his granddaughter, Jena Pothier.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday July 9 at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven off of State Road.