March 2, 1933 - July 5, 2010

James D Staub, 77, was delivered by his grandfather Dr. J. Howard Staub in Stamford, Connecticut in 1933. James Staub was a graduate of Choate School and Kenyon College and received an M.B.A. from the American Institute of Foreign Trade. In 1958, he began teaching fifth grade at Punahou School and, shortly thereafter, met and married Judith Flanders of Honolulu. After two years at Punahou, Staub entered his corporate career with Alexander & Baldwin in Honolulu, serving for many years as Treasurer. Transferred to A&B's San Francisco office, Staub continued his career and established his residence in the East Bay with Judith and their four children.

After 24 years with Alexander & Baldwin, Staub joined the New York firm of Atalanta Sosnoff Corporation in 1984. As Senior Vice President, he headed the company's Western Pacific Marketing Division, traveling and servicing clients in Hawaii and Micronesia. Staub deeply valued the strong relationships he established with Western Pacific communities on Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.

Staub worked with Hawaii Pacific University's President's Fund and represented Atalanta Sosnoff at events with the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies, the annual NMI Club 2000 American Red Cross sponsorship program, and other charitable and educational events throughout the region.

A passionate traveler, Jim's appetite for adventure took him to many of the world's most remote locations. Jim was not one for taking the path most traveled. Upon determining his destination, he would often take the most exotic mode of transportation and, once there, immerse himself in the culture. Asked if there was any place in the world he hadn't seen that he would like to visit, his unhesitating response was Sri Lanka.

Although he lived part-time in Northern California, he maintained his permanent residence on Oahu and considered Hawaii his home. He was well known in all of the islands where he enjoyed many friends and clients.

He is survived by his wife Judith Flanders, his sons Jonathan Staub and his partner Jefferson Finney, and David Staub of Honolulu, his daughter Kila Staub Peterson and her husband Arne Peterson, daughter Blair Paterson and her husband David Paterson, grandchildren Drew and Keala Peterson all of California and his brother Jack Staub of Litchfield, Connecticutt.

The family will hold an open Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 11 at Lanikuhonua [Ko Olina] at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute, James Campbell Building, Suite 200,1001 Kamokila Ave., Kapolei, Hawaii 96717.

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased