GARY LOOMIS BLAICH, M.D.
Kaua'i Physician, Land Conservationist
Of Kilauea, died at home on November 25. Born April 23, 1946 in Honolulu, he enjoyed working as a psychiatrist in the state mental health system, and in private practice on Kauai for over thirty years. As president of the Kauai Public Land Trust, he led conservation of over 175 acres of coastal lands.
He is preceded in death by parents Alice and Norman Blaich; sister Diane Anderson, and brother-in-law Cliff Bailey.
Dr. Blaich is survived by his wife of 42 years, Beryl, daughters Mehana (Kilipaki) Vaughan, and Meleana (Will) Estes, grandchildren, Pikomanawakpono, and Pi'ina'emalina, mother-in-law Amelia (Jim Beatty) Bailey, brothers and sisters in law Don Anderson, Jim, Fahy, Speedy (Pauline), and John (Karla) Bailey, nieces Britten, Lindsey and Brooke (Johnny) Bailey, Nicole (Bobby) Galchutt, and nephews Camm (Janene) Willener, Kaulana Bailey, and Michael Coots.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, December 11 at his family home at 2868 F Kalihiwai Road (on the dirt road to Kauape'a Beach) at 11 AM, with visitation from 9:30.
In lieu of wreaths, the family welcomes lei and donations to Gary's favorite charities: the Kauai Public Land Trust, the Kauai Food Bank and the Honolulu Art Academy.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased