July 3, 1942 - February 22, 2019
Peter Kwasi Baidoo transitioned from this life on the evening of February 22, 2019 in Stockton, California. He was 76-years old. A resident of Northern California for 45 years, Peter was born in Twifo Mampong, Ghana in 1942 to Nana Kwasi Badu II and Elizabeth Adwoa Buah.
Orphaned at a young age, Peter was raised by his uncle, Francis K Buah, in Accra, Ghana.
After completing secondary school in Ghana, Peter immigrated to the United States and earned a Bachelor of Commercial Science (1968), and a Master of Business Administration (1972) from Seattle University in Washington state.
In 1971, he married Jeanette Evans, now divorced, in Seattle. In 1974, he landed his dream job in pharmaceuticals with Merck & Co. and moved to Stockton, California. During his 34-year career at Merck, Peter earned two Vice President's Club awards in 1990 and 1997. He received a Lifetime Achievement award from the company in 1999, prior to his retirement in 2006.
Also a small business owner, Peter was the proprietor of The African Gallery, a specialty art and gift shop in Stockton from 1983 to 1985. He also produced and hosted the award-winning and popular radio program, The Reggae Show, under the name Peter K. at KUOP 93.1 from 1988 to 2000 in Stockton. Holding dual citizenship in the United States and Ghana, Peter owned and managed several enterprises in Ghana to support his home village and carry on the family legacy.
Peter was a cherished dad to his kids and grandkids, trusted mentor and father figure to many, and a treasured friend to all. He is survived in the U.S. by his children Colleen, James, Elizabeth; grandson Elijah, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as immediate and extended family throughout Ghana.
A visitation will be held on Friday, March 8th, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, with a rosary to take place at 6:00pm, at the Vineyard Chapel in Cherokee Memorial Park, located at 14165 N. Beckman Road, Lodi CA, 95240.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Annunciation, 425 W. Magnolia Street, Stockton, CA at 11:00 a.m. The internment will be at Cherokee Memorial Park, 14165 N. Beckman Road, Lodi, CA immediately following the service.
Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Baidoo family.
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