Joel was born on March 29, 1955 and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1973. He then earned his BA at the UH Manoa. Joel spent 26 years working at Halekulani hotel. At the hotel, he thoroughly enjoyed putting together weddings and other special events for many people. He had a passion for surfing and was a fixture at Kewalo Basin, seen surfing dawn patrol everyday.
Joel is survived by his immediate family: Maile, Jared, Travis, Corey; his mother Betty; and his siblings: BJ, Jodi, Jon, Joanne, and Janine.
A paddle-out service will be held at Kewalos on 02/21/2022 at 8:00am.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased