Volker Weiss, VW, My German Realtor & F&B Friend on Maui

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In Loving Memory of Volker "VW" Weiss


With profound sadness and a heavy heart, I write to all of you today the sad news of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, Volker "VW" Weiss.

I cannot find enough words to express the depth of the loss we all feel upon hearing this devastating news.


I first met Volker in February of 1993 when we were:

  • Both are young exchange students from Germany.
  • Embarking on a journey of international experience at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa in beautiful Maui, Hawaii 

Together, we delved into Food and Beverage Management, honing our skills and learning from the best in the culinary world. We had the incredible privilege of serving esteemed guests such as President George Bush Senior, Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the renowned Chef Paul Bocuse during the prestigious "Smokers Dinner."


As the years passed, our paths took different turns, and in 2003, we found ourselves transitioning into the realm of Real Estate. His passion for real estate drove Volker and became a remarkable Realtor, leaving a profound mark in the industry. On the other hand, I chose to join the Mortgage Industry in 2004. Despite the differences in our professional paths, we always kept in touch. We often met at gatherings, reminiscing about the good old days, sharing stories of our love for riding bikes, and discussing our mutual fascination with VW Cars.


Tragically, the universe dealt us an incomprehensible blow when Volker, an ardent street biker, was involved in a fatal bike collision on July 27, 2023. He left us all too soon, leaving behind a void that cannot be filled. His passing shocked us, as we were unprepared to say goodbye to such a vibrant soul.


The following day, I received an email from the Maui Board of Realtors Ohana, bidding a fond farewell to Volker "VW" Weiss. They described him as someone passionate about everything he did, a connoisseur of life. His kindness and willingness to help others made him indispensable to our community. We stand together in offering our deepest condolences to Monica and his family in Germany.


Volker, dear friend, you will be dearly missed. Your warm smile, contagious enthusiasm, and zest for life inspired us all. You have left an indelible mark on our hearts, and your memory will forever be cherished.


As I say goodbye, I take solace in knowing that you lived a life filled with passion and love, making a difference in those around you. Rest in Peace, dear Volker, and may your spirit find eternal tranquility in the embrace of the cosmos. With heartfelt condolences and cherished memories,


Georg Thoma " George "


Comments (2)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello George - a nice tribute to your friend.  I am sorry for your loss.  It sounds as if you have many fond memories that connected you.   May those give you some comfort during this sad time.  

Jul 29, 2023 05:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

George, he sounds like a wonderful friend, and taken all too soon.   Sadly we are seeing more biking accidents.

Jul 29, 2023 12:33 PM