David Rinell

David Rinell

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Dec. 24, 1935 — July 16, 2016

Dave Rinell left this world on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the age of 80 years young. He was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon, on Christmas Eve, 1935, to parents Ella (Pierce) and Neil Rinell. After studying forestry at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, Dave left for Hawaii in 1959 to pursue a career in the construction industry.

Soon after moving to Hawaii he would meet the love of his life, Annette Pinsonneault, a newly arrived registered operating room nurse from Saskatchewan, Canada. Dave and Annette married in Honolulu on Aug. 25, 1962. They moved to Kaneohe, Hawaii, where they raised a family and loved being a part of the community. Dave and Annette celebrated nearly 54 years of marriage full of love and laughter, and enjoyed a relationship admired by all who know them.

During Dave’s early career in Hawaii, he worked at Honolulu Wood Treating Co. and Theo H. Davies & Co. In 1979, he struck out on his own and founded Rinell Wood Systems Inc., where his outgoing personality, integrity and extensive knowledge of wood products helped the business flourish. Always wanting to promote the construction industry in Hawaii, Dave maintained memberships in the General Contractors Association, Building Industry Association, Construction Specifications Institute, as well as his beloved Hoo-Hoo International.

Dave recently retired from the business, handing things over to his daughter and granddaughter in order to spend more time at home and on the links. He was an avid golfer and a member of Mid Pacific Country Club in Lanikai for over 50 years. You could find him there most Saturday mornings playing with his regular foursome, rain or shine.

People who were fortunate enough to know Dave will remember his boisterous voice and huge heart. His presence was always happy and positive, no matter the situation. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories and provide words of advice. He was loved and admired by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Annette Rinell; children Audrey (Donald) Crimmins and David (Jody) Rinell; and grandchildren Jason and Jessica Crimmins. And of course, cats Bogey Ginger and Indy.

In lieu of monetary gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

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