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Homer Kaai Hayes

Homer Kaai Hayes, passed away peacefully at home August 15, 2014 with his loving wife and sister by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kaai was born May 2, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Homer A. Hayes and Gwendolyn E. Hayes. He had a wide range of interests and careers. He had a private pilot license, a 100-ton boat license (was the captain of the Ale Ale Kai & Hilton Hawaiian Village's catamaran's, 100' and 65' respectively) Kaai was a skilled sailor of the deep blue. He was also in several T.V. commercials, bit parts in T.V. shows and movies and raced sports cars, and practiced martial arts. Kaai founded Hayes Guard Service, Inc. in 1968, and later in life was the Director of Security at Hilton Hawaiian Village.

In the '80s he and his wife Rosalie were dancers with the KDEO country dancers in Hawaii. When they moved to Nevada they owned a saloon in Virginia City. Kaai was also a deputy sheriff in Storey County, Nev., retiring in 1999.

After moving to Medford, Ore. they started another business. He loved RVing, and working in the yard. He was a student of history, especially his family's Hawaiian history.

Kaai was preceded in death by his parents. He was the grandson of Dr. Homer H. and Flora K. Hayes.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Hayes; sons, Bradley S. and Gavin M. Hayes by a previous marriage; step-son, Sean Gonsalves (Yupin) whom he regarded as a son; granddaughters Gwendalyn and Brooklyn Hayes; sister, Rita Denis (Spike); and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday October 4, 2014 at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu.


Homer Kaai Hayes