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1952 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
STANTON HO Stanton Mun Sin Ho, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at his home, in Las Vegas. He was born April 20, 1952, to Stanley Q.C. Ho of Hanalei, Kauai, and to Lilly Ho of Pauoa Valley, Oahu, and had two siblings, Russell and Valerie. He is survived by his wife, Joanne E. Ho; sons, Stuart and Brenton; daughter-in-law, Darlene; and three grandchildren, Edison (8), Liam (5) and June (4). Stanton was a graduate of Roosevelt High School '70 and the University of Hawaii Kapiolani Culinary College. He worked in the islands at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel and in 1979 went to the Las Vegas Hilton, where he became the executive pastry chef for 26 years. He appeared on the Food Channel Great Chefs Series while working at the Hilton and in 1990, he received the University of Hawaii Outstanding Distinguished Alumni award. He also received five other international awards in the Jean-Marie Sibenaler Chocolate International Competition in Paris, France. In 1999, he became the president and chairman of the United States World Cup Pastry Team and led the team to America's first Gold Medal Championship at the Coupe de Monde la Patisserie in 2001 in Lyon, France. Paris Gourmet named him "Pastry Chef of the Millennium" in 2000. He left the Hilton and began working for a private chocolate company as a corporate executive chef, then branched out on his own to serve as a confections chocolate and pastry chef consultant for a German chocolate company and became Luker's master chocolatier for the United States. Most recently, he was a consultant for the Kings Hawaiian Company in California. Stanton is recognized for teaching college culinary classes and mentoring of college students entering the field of pastry all over the United States. He supported the Fine Wine & Food events in Hawaii, Aspen, New York, and Disney World Epcot Center. He was invited to the represent the Asian Freer Museum to display a cake to celebrate the Smithsonian's150 Anniversary in Washington, D.C. Over decades, Stan also raised funds for feeding the homeless in Los Angeles, for expanding cancer treatment hospitals in Cleveland, for the Boys and Girls Club in Hawaii, and for local community college culinary programs on Hawaii's Big Island, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu. A memorial "Celebration of Life" service for Stanton will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123, (702) 464-8500. For more details, visit www.legacy.com/link.asp?i=ls000184527765
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