Dave retired from Hawaiian Electric in 2014 as Vice President of Customer Services. Dave's entire career as an engineer was directed to developing a resource essential to our modern society, energy. His work at Hawaiian Electric was directed toward developing the best and most efficient ways to generate and use electricity.
Dave was always striving to learn. He studied Russian in the Air Force. He earned his MBA from the University of Hawaii in 1989. After retiring he earned his Masters in Geoscience specializing in geothermal energy. He most recently worked as a Researcher at Hawaiian Institute for Planetology and Geophysics and co-authored 7 papers on analysis of geothermal energy.
Dave served as president of ASHRAE Hawaii. He was a member of the board of the Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu. Dave was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies.
Dave was the second son to Coy and Beverly Waller, a brother to Jim, Debbie and Liz. Dave was a dad to Jenny and Zander, and grandfather to Logan and Autumn. Dave was a husband to Beth for 30 years. Dave was a friend to many. He loved everything outdoors from running marathons, skiing, sailing, golfing and trout fishing. He loved riding his Harley around the island. He enjoyed watching all sports – both professional and college football and basketball. He was a big University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior fan.
Dave is resting at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Private services were held to wish him aloha. We miss you Dave. Happy Father's Day.
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