The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001144336-01
Funeral Notices


It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Rob Santos. He passed on Saturday, October 6th 2018 in Aiea, Hawaii. He was born on February 4th 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Charles and Betsy Santos. Rob was the eldest child of 3.

Rob graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Class of 1980, then attended Foothill Jr. College in California.

He married his high school sweetheart, Chantal (Malu) Chow on May 26th 1984 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They shared a loving marriage for 34 plus years. Rob adored his son, two daughters and six grandchildren. He took great satisfaction in being involved in his grandchildren’s day to day activities and watching them grow. Rob enjoyed a full life and deeply loved his family.

He was the owner and service operator of Pacific Gloves & Service for the past 21 years. He was dedicated to coaching the youth and gave much of his time to Kamehameha Schools JV & Intermediate Football, track & field and weight lifting programs for the past 33 plus years. He also devoted his passion and knowledge of the sport to coaching the Pearl City Chargers Pop Warner team and Pac 5 Intermediate Football.

We will fondly remember Rob as a gentle man with a generous heart. He was a selfless man that gave of his time, dedication and kind spirit to many. He will be forever missed, but not forgotten.

He is survived by his wife Chantal "Malu" his son Kahekili (Dani) Santos, daughters Keani (Elliott) Purcell and Kanani (Johnny Gentry) Santos. Grandchildren: Taimane, Tauali’i, Malie, Kamakoa, Kamaluhia and Makena. Brother Brian (Jill) Santos and Sister Jana Lopez. Many Nieces and Nephews.

Memorial service to be held on Saturday, November 3rd 2018 at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel on the Kapalama Campus of Kamehameha Schools. Visitation to start at 10-12pm Memorial Service to commence at 12-1pm.

No floral arrangements Casual Aloha Attire requested

Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC