Dorothy May Garliepp
87, of Honolulu, passed away January 19, 2017 in Sparks, Nevada. Dorothy was born October 2, 1929 in Fall River, Massachusetts to John Hackett and Mary Hayes Hackett. She and her husband David Garliepp moved to California in the 1960's and operated a number of bars and lounges in the San Francisco bay area that were very popular at the time. It was during this time that Dorothy attained her pilots license and enjoyed her association with other women pilots through The Bay Cities Chapter, Ninety-Nines. Dave and Dorothy eventually relocated to the Hawaii Kai area of Honolulu where they were members of the Hawaii Kai Yacht Club. Dorothy eventually became the owner of an antique- collectables shop in Kailua named "The Hunter" and she thoroughly enjoyed traveling the world acquiring items for her store. She was preceded in death by her husband David Garliepp, her treasured son, William Gibson Garliepp, and her sister Elizabeth Paiva. She is survived by her sister Mary Frances Simons of South Lake Tahoe, California, and her brother John Hackett of North Carolina. The three of them enjoyed traveling back to Ireland to visit the country of their family. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly. The family would also like to thank the entire staff of The Arbors Memory Care Community in Sparks, Nevada for the excellent care she received and for recognizing the spark Dottie had and deeming her a "favorite". A viewing will take place Friday, Feb 24 at 12:30pm at The Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe followed by a gravesite service at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery also in Kaneohe. Friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's name are welcome at the Food Bank of Hawaii or to Goodwill Industries.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased