Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Lex Brodie
by Big Island Now Staff
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all national and Hawaii flags at state offices and agencies be flown at half-staff Saturday in remembrance of Alexander “Lex” Hofgaard Brodie.
Saturday is the day of public memorial services for Brodie, a former member of the state Board of Education and prominent Hawaii businessman.
Brodie died Jan. 11 at the age of 98.
Originally from Kauai and a former Waikiki “Beach Boy,” Brodie served on the board from 1992 to 2003 and was known to make unscheduled inspections of public schools around the state.
Brodie founded the Lex Brodie Tire Company in 1961 and the Small Business Association of Hawaii (now Smart Business Hawaii) in 1976.