Arsene "Blackie" Gadarian (1921-2013. A legend on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Machinist, former bar owner, jazz buff and irascible writer of pithy letters to local publications. Born 1921 son of Armenian immigrants, raised in the slums of New York. World War II Navy veteran, served on aircraft carriers in the Pacific. Aircraft mechanic Western Airlines, private aviation at LA airport 1945-1960. Married 1960, moved to Newport Beach, California. Owner Blackie's Boat Yard, Newport Beach 1964-1979. Started Blackie's Boat Yard-Maui in 1976, moved to Maui 1979. Owned and operated Blackie's Bar-Lahaina 1981 to 1995. Since 1995, Blackie's Machine Shop Lahaina specialized in metal fabrication and custom railings. Trademark color orange exists on top of buildings, on machinery, golf cart, etc. and always on Maui Blackie's shirts. Wife Sara Gadarian continuing to honor Blackie by posting pictures on this site.

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Maui Blackie Gadarian
April 2010
New York, NY
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, USA
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