For the past week, I’ve been trying to find the words to capsulize the life of Gerard Lee Loy. I’m still trying. But there are too many stories, too many adventures, too many good deeds.
He was a champion for the underdogs, which was fitting because those were his peers.
He used his power as an attorney and glib speaker to fight for people and causes needing a voice. Much of his work was pro bono.
He believed in the four Fs — family, friends, food and, of course, football. The latter was how this blog first was introduced to BigHiloFan2. Tailgates, karaoke nights, football games …
There was a time when BigHiloFan2 was concerned about the athletic department’s shortfalls. He traveled to Oahu, marched into the AD’s office without an appointment, and came away with some answers. BHF2 and several other blog regulars organized a drive to raise money to purchase exercise bikes for the Warriors.
There was the karaoke night when I tried to sing falsetto. Afterward, BHF2 stared at me and said: “That was awful.” He was right, of course. And that was BHF2: Honest, blunt, purposeful.
He will be missed.