Long-time Local 677 member, vibraphonist/percussionist Sean Wilkinson passed away on June 9, 2021. He was 97. His extensive professional career took him and Pat, his wife of 70 years, on a life-long journey from Dublin, Ireland through Europe, Canada, Japan, Chicago, Las Vegas, Honolulu, and finally to Kailua-Kona.
Primarily known in Hawaii as a jazz vibraphonist, performance credits include Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett, Bee Gees, Jerry Lewis, Don Ho, Gabe Baltazar, and even Lucille Ball.
Many who’ve had the pleasure of sitting in and performing with him say he was one of the nicest guys around. His melodic tones will be missed.
Aloha and mahalo, Sean!