Injury took Shelley Wilson into the homecare business
was seriously injured in a 1992 accident and her recovery required homecare which was not available in her area at the time. So after recovery, she formed Wilson Homecare. The company has more than 200 employees providing medical and living assistance to over 300 clients on Oahu. Shelley, who served in the Army, was the belle of the ball last Thursday as her company marked its 10th anniversary at E&O Trading Company. Among the party guests were HECO's Mike May
, City Mill's Steven Ai
and Carol Ai May
, Jim Tollefson
of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and KGMB's Rick Blangiardi
. Vicky Cayetano
couldn't make it but sent a bouquet of flowers ...
and Mark Melick
, who are putting on the Diamond Head Crater Celebration Saturday, facilitated the donation of $35,000 from the Franz Koch Trust to two organizations here. Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock
, commander of Tripler Army Medical Center, received a $25,000 check from the duo for Fisher House, which assists service personnel and their families in times of medical need. The Waikiki Health Center received $10,000 ...
Smith, Brilhante, Kaeck are remembered
AND VIRGINIA Steinmiller
threw a luncheon at their Kailua home recently for five of Frank's former Roosevelt classmates of the late 1940s. The group included Tim Smythe, Paul Lewis, Roy Kruse, Hank McKeague
and their wives and me. The names of former Roosevelt athletes Nolle Smith Jr., Hazelden Kaeck
and Ollie Brilhante Jr.
, came up. Hazelden, 76, died March 1, Ollie, 82, died Feb. 23, and Nolle, 86, died March 11. Nolle's outstanding football career at UH was interrupted by World War II. Tim recalled a story Nolle's teammate, the late George "Airdale" McPherson
, would like to tell about a game in which George intercepted a pass. George was a rough, tough center-linebacker for the Rainbows, but being a rangy 6-feet-3 and gangly, a runner he was not. He was brought down quickly after the interception. Later, coach Proc Klum
-- Klum Gym was named after him -- told George, "Next time you intercept a pass, lateral to Nolle and block" ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org