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Gilbert A. Bailo

July 16, 1942 ~ April 28, 2017 (age 74)

The Piano Brothers

Gilbert Anthony Bailo passed away on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at the age of 74, from the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born on July 16, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  He was the third generation born in the islands on his mom’s side (Irma Moniz).  He attended Maryknoll school all the way up to his Sophomore year (class of 1960).  He then attended McKinley briefly and finally attending Kalani in his Junior and Senior year and was the very first graduating class of Kalani High School (1961).  After high school, he worked as a draftsman for Heide & Cook and as a Charley’s taxi driver.  He also worked at the Church of Scientology where he met his wife, Lisa Morris.  They were married Oct. 25th, 1969 at Ha’iku Gardens and had their daughter 2 years later.  In 1975 the new family of 3, moved to Los Angeles, CA. for what was supposed to be temporary.  Their son came along 2 years later and he continued as a draftsman, then doing insurance adjusting for the remainder of his career.  Even though he lived in L.A. for the rest of his life, he remained very true to his roots and he enjoyed coming back to the islands for family visits, and couldn’t wait to spend time with his granddaughter.  He was a true local boy growing up body surfing, eating plate lunches, malasadas & seeds, loving rock & roll and Hawaiian music and leading his own band, playing guitar and singing.  He was a talented musician and the best rythym guitarist in Honolulu in his day.  He continued his love of playing guitar & ukulele, shared his love of music with his kids, teaching his son how to play guitar & cherished his classic rock & roll albums.  He also loved watching football, wearing his slippers & eating Haagen Dazs ice cream (coffee or vanilla).   He had a fall in 2011 and his Parkinson’s progressed from there.  His grandson came 4 years later, and he enjoyed seeing him.  He also knew of a new grandchild to be born in Oct. of this year.  Gil was a great, loyal & helpful friend to many, a loving, caring & supportive father, a fun, loving & selfless grandpa “Baba”, a sweet uncle, the best big brother, and was very close to his mother.  He also was a big jokester, trying to make his children & grandchildren laugh whenever he could.  He did the best Donald Duck & Goofy impressions.  He regularly cracked an "egg" on their heads, made his hand into a spider & told them to pull his finger.  He will be greatly missed!   He is survived by his daughter Rayna Bailo, son Brandon (Janice) Bailo, grandchildren Kainani Bailo and Dylan Bailo, sisters Brenda Saul, Laverne “Lovey” (David) Malkin, and Judy Bailo, nieces Nicole and Michelle Saul, nephew Barret Hinkley, and niece Cortney Kusumoto.  His ashes will be scattered at Sandy’s where he loved to body surf, as he wished.  Ceremony TBD.  Any condolences may be sent to:  Bailo Family, P.O. Box 26082, Honolulu, HI  96825


 Service Information

Viewing
Thursday
May 4, 2017

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Chapel
Panorama City, CA

Witness Cremation
Thursday
May 4, 2017

6:30 PM
Chapel
Panorama City, CA


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