Jack L. OberholzerJACK L. OBERHOLZER Jack L. Oberholzer passed away peacefully on April 14 at his home in Manoa under the care of St Francis Hospice. He was born on February 18, 1927 in San Francisco and spent his childhood in Honolulu, Huguenot, N. Y. and Germany. He returned to Honolulu when he was 10 years old after a 3 month trip on a freighter and the Malolo to Honolulu. He graduated from Punahou School in 1945 and was immediately drafted into the Navy and served on the USS Baltimore. After his service he attended UH and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno. He met his future wife, Barbara, at a picnic at Nanakuli Beach, and they were married in 1950. Jack was recalled for service in the Korean War on the USS Fletcher. After 33 years at Hawaiian Electric, he and Barbara spent their retirement years traveling and enjoying their family and friends. Jack was a true friend. An intelligent, free thinker and always challenged you to be a better person. He loved travel, music, exploring religions and imparting his wisdom on anyone who would listen. He live
d each day with purpose and brought laughter and joy to everyone he met. He will be deeply missed and forever loved. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Lani Twomey, Kanani Oberholzer and Karl Oberholzer; grandchildren, Piper Boswell, Ryan Dyson, Chrissie Gorman, Whitney Moody and Kevin Twomey; great-grandchildren, Seth & Kainoa Watford, Kaden & Ryder Moody, Kallie & Rory Boswell, Hapa Dyson and family in Germany and Switzerland. A private memorial service was held on April 22, 2014 at the Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery. Donations can be made in Jack's name to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, St. Francis Hospice Hawaii, Punahou School or your favorite charity.
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