Arsene "Blackie" Gadarian, 91, of Lahaina, died peacefully on July 21, 2013, after a short stay at Hale Makua-Kahului. He was born on September 18, 1921 in New York.
Private family observation will take place at a later date.
He was a United States Navy, World War II veteran and owned and operated Blackie's Machine Shop in Lahaina.
He is survived by his spouse, Sara Gadarian of Lahaina, daughter, Cynthia Gadarian of Frederick, Maryland; son, Mark Richardson of Auburn, Washington; and grandsons, Kyle, Conner and Luke Richardson of Kent, Washington.
In lieu of flowers or other momentos, family requests donations to Lahainaluna High School Foundation, "Blackie" Gadarian Vocational Scholarship Fund, PO Box 11617, Lahaina, HI 96761.
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