It is with sincere regret that we note the passing of the following graduates.
A hui hou friends.
Chauncey Pa of Kalihiwai, Kaua‘i, passed away on Jan. 3, 2018. Born in Kīlauea, Kaua‘i, he served in the U.S. Army and was a realtor.
Jacqueline Kahaleo‘umi-Spencer of Honolulu passed away on Aug. 20, 2017. She was born in Honolulu.
Micah Bautista passed away on Apr. 20, 2018. Born in Hilo, Hawai‘i, he was a lineman on the KS Hawai‘i varsity football team and a saxophone player in the marching band. He later attended the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Hawai‘i Community College before joining the U.S. Navy as a construction electrician 2nd class.
Daniel Akaka, the first U.S. senator of Native Hawaiian ancestry, passed away on Apr. 6, 2018. He was the first – and, to date, only – Native Hawaiian U.S. senator when he was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1990 by Gov. John Waihe‘e, replacing Sen. Spark Matsunaga upon his death. In an election later that year, the voters chose Akaka to continue in the position. Akaka went on to win the elections in 1994, 2000 and 2006 with a strong lead each time.
Casey Medeiros of Makakilo, O‘ahu, passed away on Feb. 28, 2018. Born in Hilo, Hawai‘i, she was an administrative coordinator for HMSA, member of Innovative Concepts Church and New Hope Kapolei and a graduate of University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Richard Pila died in 2017. He was a Civil Service inventory manager.
Elizabeth Ho‘omalu Ahue of ‘Aiea, O‘ahu, passed away on Jan. 13, 2018. She was born in Pā‘ia, Maui.
Clifford Heu of Kailua, O‘ahu, passed away on Jan. 11, 2018. Born in Kaunakakai, Moloka‘i, he was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force and also served in the Hawai‘i Air National Guard. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an area manager.
Robert Hickcox of Keauhou, Hawai‘i, passed away on Dec. 20, 2017. Born in Hilo, Hawai‘i, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired captain with the Honolulu Police Department.
Carole Claire Kanani Mauloa Campbell Paulsen of Mililani, O‘ahu, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017. Raised in Kapahulu and Kalihi-Palama areas of O‘ahu, and despite availability of limited resources, earned degrees from Colorado Teacher’s College and Oregon State University. She spent over 50 years as an educator in California and Hawai‘i, including time as a teacher at Wahiawä Intermediate, vice principal at both Waipahü and Wai‘anae High Schools, and principal at Campbell High School. She was also the first woman of Hawaiian ancestry to serve as principal of Häna School, as well as the principal of Adult Education for the Waipahü area complex. Most recently, Carole served as temporary vice principal and principal at Mililani High School. She cherished community and culture, helping establish the Ali‘i Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club in 1973, sang with the KS alumni choral classes, and served as guardian ad litem for the state Family Court for decades.