Bobby was born on February 3, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents Robert Kaialau Sr. and Dorothea Kamaiopili.
Bobby grew up mostly in Waimanalo. He attended McKinley High School. The only boy with multiple siblings, he was raised with a heavy emphasis on hard-work. As a youth, he worked multiple jobs including newspaper delivery, restaurant worker, meat delivery, and service-station attendant before landing a job with Pacific Cement & Aggregate (later becoming Lone-Star Cement and finally Hawaiian Cement.) While in high-school, he met the love of his life, Darnell M. Saffery. They married in 1969 and enjoyed 51 years of marriage together. He raised his children in the same way he was raised, strict with no-nonsense. The kids would be raised to be tough and appreciate hard-work. Crying wasn't allowed. As hard as he was, he raised resilient kids who loved their dad. Bobby was known by family and friends as the most big-hearted and generous man, while also being one of the most "hard-headed". He loved classic cars from an early age and cruising around the island with his wife. He loved the Raiders, fishing, enjoying all kinds of foods, spending quality time and talking on the phone with John Iokia, Harold Tanaka, Mel Sato, Frank Barretto, Brian, Danny, Koki, sis Berta and more. Later in life he enjoyed spending time with his three grandchildren. His grand-kids are his pride and joy. Bobby retired from Hawaiian Cement in 2010, driving his last truck 0805 after working 41 years in multiple roles from laborer to driver. He was a proud member of the Hawaii Teamsters Union Local 996. Bobby and Darnell later moved from Hawaii to Las Vegas to enjoy retirement.
Preceded in death by his parents, Bobby is survived by his wife Darnell M. Kaialau, son Robert H. Kaialau III, daughter Barbie M.K. Hatcher (son-in-law David), daughter J. Lani M. Evangelista (son-in-law Dwayne), Grandchildren; Britani K. Kaialau, Tiarre C. Ortiz (AJ) and Gunner S.K. Hatcher. Siblings; Viola Barretto (Manny), Roberta Mahoe, D. Michele Shiroma (Clyde), Maxine Chang, Brenda Kaniaupio (Blaine) and Donna Hogan. All uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces and nephews.
We would like to recognize some of our long-life friends: Val, Annette, Lionel, Akiona's, Rivera's, Carvalho's, Devera's, Aveiro's, Ortiz's, Aque's, Greg, Dave Leong, Mike Hama, Hawaiian Cement Gang, McDonald's & Don Quijote coffee gang.
As dad would say, "No cry, pau already."