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Rodney John 'Rocket Rod' Romanak - Deceased


Rodney "Rocket Rod" John Romanak, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a retired air traffic controller at Keahole Kona Airport Tower and the owner of Rocket Suds Homebrewing Equipment & Supplies, and an Air Force veteran. Celebration of Life begins with the scattering of ashes at 9 a.m. April 2 at Pine Trees. At 1 p.m., friends and family will gather at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse-Honokohau Harbor for refreshments and "talk stories." Survived by wife, Cheryl Romanak of Kailua-Kona; sons, Zachary (Brandi) Romanak of Huntington Beach, Calif., Jake Romanak of Kailua-Kona; brother, John Romanak of Kailua Kona; two grandchildren.

Rod & Cheryl in LV 2004 Rod won Homebrewer of the Year.jpeg (55212 bytes) Ron and Cheryl in Las Vegas in 2004, where he won the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Homebrewer of the Year.

HOPS Homebrew Club on Oahu gave Rod a medal for winning in LV.JPG (148091 bytes) Cheryl and Rod in October of 2004, at Sam Choy's, when he was presented a medal for winning AHA Homebrewer of the Year by HOPS, the homebrew club on Oahu.

Read an article about the 2007 Kona Brewers Festival that Rod organized last year.  Check out the web site for information on this years event on Saturday, March 8, 2008, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the 13th Annual Kona Brewers Festival Web Site.  

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