Martin “Bop” Obiacoro was born on September 17th, 1935 and recently decided to take an eternal vacation, closer to the sun to keep his body warm, starting on December 22nd, 2020. 

Bop was born in Hilo, Hawaii where him and his eleven brothers and sisters grew up. He attended Honoka’a High where he graduated before joining the Coast Guard. With hard work and determination, he received a VA which he used to attend the University of Chicago. While at the University he met the love of his life, Carlene “Nana” Obiacoro. During their time together, they created two beautiful children by the names of Mark and Marlene. Nana and Bop consistently showed their family what it takes to make it in this world with perseverance and a positive attitude.

As a hard-working American citizen, Bop first started work after college as an Electrical Engineer for Boeing in Seattle, Washington. He continued to work for well established companies assisting in anything electrical and engineering related. Throughout his tenure as an Engineer, Bop created quite the name for himself. As he earned his paychecks each week he selflessly put his family first and ensured them with financial security. In 1997 Bop retired as a successful employee to the workforce. Eight years later, Bop had three wonderful grandchildren who he loved dearly and taught life lessons to any chance he had.

It was always Bop's mission in life to earn things for his children and grandchildren so that they didn’t have to go without things growing up. He was a true hero and role model in his family and is well respected by everyone who has had the luxury of meeting him. 

Once retired, Bop loved to spend any time that he had with his family. Nana and Bop went on numerous trips around the world and took quite a liking to the popular city of Las Vegas, Nevada.

These two, in the company of their children and grandchildren, went to Vegas an average of three times a year. Bop’s favorite thing to do while in Vegas was to socialize with the new and unique personalities that you would find in the hot tubs at the hotels. His favorite hotel being, the Stardust Hotel.

Bop will forever be remembered as a warm and gentle soul that touched everyone around him.

He continued to show his family how to balance a strong work ethic and family life. Bop lived for 85 years, but his legacy will continue to live throughout his family for the rest of their lives. 

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