Big Islander dead, but not forgotten ...

Big Islander dead, but not forgotten by friends

There are 6 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 17, 2013, titled Big Islander dead, but not forgotten by friends. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

HILO Big Islander Gary Poretsky was a boisterous but kind-hearted man who would help other people before he would take care of his own needs, his friends say.

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Stephanopolis

Long Beach, CA

#1 Sep 4, 2013
Seriously one of the greatest people I have ever met min my entire life. Not the kind of person that would put up an act just to fit in. He wasn't the easiest person to agree with all the time, he was very opinionated and argumentative, but that what made him such a great person. He was not afraid to be himself. It was obvious he had a great heart and cared very much about the community, almost too much. Gary kind of seemed out there and he always had his own opinion, at times people would ge6t frustrated with him when they had an argument. But now that he's gone, I realize how much we took him for granted. We might not have always agreed with him but he was not afraid to speak his heart out and that's what made him so special. He was a true individual, probably to real for his own good. I wasn't there when he got shot, but he was the kind of person who you could point a gun in his face, and if he didn't agree with you he would actually rather die then back down. It might seems stupid but he is one of the greatest people I have ever had the privilege to get to know. He was one of a kind, not afraid to be himself, I'd be lucky to ever meet someone even remotely as real as him.
He wasn't always such a nice guy, he came a long way, but before he passed he really did grow into one of the best people I've ever met.

Still miss him to this day, he will be remembered and missed dearly by many forever I'm sure.
vncomm

Smithfield, Australia

#2 Sep 16, 2013
hardly see good Islander most are thieft and robber
vncomm

Smithfield, Australia

#3 Sep 16, 2013
why can't i say islanders are good robbers and nice lazy human being
vncomm

Smithfield, Australia

#4 Sep 16, 2013
nice
vncomm

Smithfield, Australia

#5 Sep 16, 2013
why
vncomm

Smithfield, Australia

#6 Sep 16, 2013
why can't i post

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