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Friends, family celebrate Jim Nabors’ life

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A celebration of life for actor Jim Nabors was held Saturday at the Pacific Club in Honolulu. Among the singers was Lea Friedman Almanza, who sang “Ave Maria” with Ginny Tiu on piano during the program. Nabors died Nov. 30. He had requested the song be sung by Almanza.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2013

    Nabors shares some memorabilia at his Diamond Head home. Actors Don Knotts, far left, Andy Griffith and Nabors are in the photo to his left.

Jim Nabors — beloved showroom star, television icon, recording artist, honorary Marine — was remembered Saturday with music performances, heartfelt speeches, vintage photos and video clips at a private celebration of life hosted by Stan Cadwallader, his husband and partner of more than 40 years, at the Pacific Club. Read more

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