Longtime Palisadian Stuart Farberow passed away on October 11, 2021, in Anna, Texas, while surrounded by friends and family. He was 58 years old.
Stuart was born in Harbor City, California on January 10, 1963, to Roberta (Bobbie) Farberow and the late Mort Farberow. His early years were spent in Palos Verdes, until the age of nine, when the family moved to Pacific Palisades in 1972.
During his high school years, Stuart worked with his family at Mort’s Deli in various job capacities, and he was able to make numerous lifelong friendships while working there.
Stuart graduated from Palisades High School in 1981, and then joined the Malibu Sheriff’s Mountain Rescue Team as a volunteer. That job is what prompted his interest in becoming a police officer when he moved to Hawaii.
As a new recruit of the Maui Police Department, he was sent to work on the island of Molokai for a year, where he met his future wife, Christi. They married in 1996, and had a daughter, Kalee. Although the couple eventually divorced, they remained good friends while co-parenting Kalee.
Stuart’s world was immersed in his daughter Kalee, who had made him proud by becoming a third-year veterinary student at Western University in the department of Biological Science and Veterinary Medicine. Kalee had always brought so much joy to her dad.
Stuart was a longtime Lahaina patrol officer, speed team member, and evoc and taser instructor. His last assignment — and probably his favorite job — was as a school resource officer for Lahainaluna High School.
Stuart and Kalee decided to rescue retired horses that had no grazing land on Maui. West Maui Land Company generously allowed them to utilize 16 acres of fenced-in land with water, which became known as Kalee’s Retirement Stables.
While living in Hawaii, Stuart immersed himself in the Maui Island community and was beloved by all for his generous heart and big smile.
He was predeceased by his father, Mort Farberow. He is survived by his daughter, Kalee Farberow (Culver City); his mother, Bobbie Farberow (Pacific Palisades); sister Karen Farberow, and wife Kathi (Long Beach); and Stuart’s former wife, Christi Machler (Fall Creek, Wisconsin).
A memorial service will be held at Kehillath Israel Synagogue, located at 16019 Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades, on Friday, November 5 at 3 p.m. (Masks must be worn.)
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your favorite charity.