The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001241087-01
Funeral Notices


Beloved artist Roy Venters passed away on September 29th, 2019. He arrived in Honolulu in 1971 and was a vibrant part of the art community. Known as the King of Hearts, his studio on Nu’uanu Ave helped with the artistic transformation of Chinatown in the early 2000’s. Thanks to his warm, easygoing personality along with his creative magic, Roy was popular and cherished by many. Survived by his loving sister, Dianne Grome, his brother, Leo Venters, and numerous nephews and nieces. An exhibition of selected works, photos, and shared memories will be on display Nov 1-2 at Pegge Hopper Gallery.