It is with sincere regret that we note the passing of the following graduates.
A hui hou friends.
Ronald Castagnetti of Daly City, Calif., passed away on Aug. 9, 2017. He was born in Guam.
Ramona Silva Cabral of Honolulu passed away on Aug. 7, 2017. She was born in Honolulu.
William Hanohano of Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu, passed away on Aug. 3, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Army major.
Leilani Lee Gilfoy of St. Lucie County, Florida, passed away on July 27, 2017.
Roland Cazimero passed away on July 16, 2017. A multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning singer, musician, song writer and recording artist, Cazimero was one half, along with brother Robert Cazimero KSK’67, of The Brothers Cazimero, a cornerstone on the Hawaiian music scene for the last 40 years and possibly its single most influential group during that time.
Cazimero first made history alongside his brother and Peter Moon in the early 1970s with The Sunday Mānoa and the The Brothers Cazimero were founded in 1975.
The Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Artists has honored the Cazimeros with 25 Nā Hōkū awards and both brothers have also received Hōkū awards as individual solo artists.
The duo was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and received the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Edwin Mahi‘ai Beamer passed away on July 14, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was a renowned musician and entertainer. He received the 1992 State of Hawai‘i Recognition Award for his musical contributions. Beamer was also the 1993 recipientof the David Malo award presented by Rotary International for his cultural contributions. In 2006, he was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame and was named a “Living Treasure of Hawaii” in 2008 by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i.
Samuel Guerrero, Jr., of Kailua, O‘ahu, passed away on July 10, 2017. He was born in Honolulu.
Milton Beamer, Jr., passed away on July 5, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he was retired from Standard Oil and served in the Army, Hawai‘i National Guard, and the Army Reserves.
Gaylord Ching passed away on June 30, 2017.
Paul Richards of Waimānalo, O‘ahu, passed away on Jun. 10, 2017. He was born in Honolulu.