Three sons grieve their Haleiwa father

Published On: Nov 09 2011 06:21:00 PM HST

Three sons grieve their Haleiwa father, who died in a fiery car crash on tsunami night on Wilikina Drive.

"My emotions are just scattered from one place to another to where I can't really put them into motion," said son Nick Raboy.

He said he misses his father terribly.

"Every time he was in the room the atmosphere would change. He would liven up the room," said Nick.

Donald Halleron of Waialua is charged in their father's death. Court documents said he reeked of alcohol the night he slammed into Nolan Raboy's truck at 60 miles an hour, creating an instant and deadly fire. The carnage was so bad, it took more than a week to even identify the victim.

Halleron's records show a past DUI conviction in 2010.

Son, Neil said, "People like that shouldn't be on the road. If it wasn't my father it could have been someone else's father."

Son, Nelson made a memorial to place by the road, and the marker is not just for him.

"It also serves for people who might be traveling to just think, that's all you need to do," said Nelson.

The wings they have pinned close to their heart represent their dad's hard work. He spent 40 years as a technician for Delta Air Lines.

"It's weird being here in his house and him not just coming home after work," said Neil.  "I didn't get a chance to say I love you so I'd probably say that," said Nelson.

The family is holding a memorial service for Nolan on Wednesday, Nov. 14th. Halleron's bail is set at $200,000. His jury trial is scheduled for the week of Jan. 7th.


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