Edward Rustem Soroosh 93, of Eagle River, Wis., passed away Oct. 6, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Ed is survived by his wife, Nona of 73 years; sister, Joan Peterson; sons, Kurt, Mark, Gregg and Brett; grandchildren, Stephanie, Brendon, Kendall, Perin, Dawn, Michael, Heather and Tim; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Ed was born Jan. 7, 1928, to Dr. Rustam and Bessie Soroosh.

On Sept. 4, 1948, Ed married the love of his heart, Nona.

Edward was a talented woodsman and carpenter, but his passion lied in working with younger generations.

Ed was very involved with his church and led many youth groups up to Eagle River for the summer.

His love for the northwoods and working with young people inspired him to open and operate Camp Hid’n Hollow, a boys camp on Catfish Lake.

Through it all Ed had a deep faith in God, his Savior Jesus Christ.

In 1974, the Sorooshes moved to Eagle River and opened Pinewood Academy, a college-prep boarding school for boys with dyslexia. Ed and Nona and their staff worked with hundreds of young boys to help them thrive in school and life.

In 1991, Ed and Nona opened the Inn at Pinewood, a picturesque bed and breakfast on Carpenter Lake.

His carpentry skills help him transform the former school into a luxury inn with welcoming suites for all guests. He shared the charm of the northwoods with guests near and far.

In his spare time, Edward enjoyed boating, snow skiing, being outdoors and helping others.

Edward touched many lives in a special way. He was truly loved and will be deeply missed.

Instead of flowers the family asks for donations to the Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church.