Michael Stephen Marquez “Smokey” Schotz, 36, of Kailua-Kona, a surf instructor and waterman, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by mother Gretchen Strong; father Barry; brother Brian; hanai brothers Paul and Daniel Hofelich, Charles David and Jason Scroggin; and hanai sisters Bridgette Hempster and Julia Kempe. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. May 16 at Kahaluu Beach Park, main pavilion. Paddle-out ceremony at noon. Lei and loose flowers welcome. Contact Paul at 557-0665 for information.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased