James Robert Jones, 64

James Robert (Jim) Jones, 64, of Kula, died June 1, 2013, at his home under Hospice care and surrounded by special friends.

Jim was born Sept. 24, 1948 in Springfield, MA. He moved from California, making Maui his home in 1983, and owned Dr. Jim’s Auto Repair in Pukalani until he retired.

He is survived by his best friend/partner/wife, Karen Porteus Jones, and his brother, John W. (Wendy) Jones.

Jim loved fixing things, kayaking, the ocean, good food and wine, and dancing Argentine tango. He will be remembered as a sweet and gentle soul, calm and steady.

Our deepest gratitude to all the special people who helped Jim and Karen on this journey.

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Donations in Jim’s remembrance can be made to Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793.

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