It is with sincere regret that we note the passing of the following graduates.
A hui hou friends.
Ronald Auld of Hilo, Hawaiʻi died on July 4, 2014. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired U.S. Army Sergeant first class and Vietnam Veteran. He worked as a non-commissioned officer, club manager, tugboat clerk for C. Brewer & Co., and a state adult corrections officer.
Helen Puanani Neill Burns of Wai‘anae, O‘ahu died on May 20, 2014. Born in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i she was a retiree of Tamura’s Supermarket in Wai‘anae.
Gaylord Williams of Lihue, Kauaʻi died at home on March 5, 2014. Born on Kauaʻi, he was a Kahu for the Lihue First Church.
Annette “Nyckee” Majit Newhouse of Kailua, Oʻahu died on June 9, 2014. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and an Air Force Veteran.
Melvin Loihana Mokiao of Honolulu, Oʻahu died on June 5, 2014. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired relay technician and an Army veteran.
Margaret Kainoa Ng of Kailua, Oʻahu died on December 8, 2013. Born in Hawaiʻi she lived in Japan and Guam before residing in California. She retired from the County of Yuba City after 27 years of service in the Finance Department.
Alexander Kapahi Puaa Jr. KSK’62 of Waimānalo, O‘ahu, died on Mar. 11, 2014. Born in Kaunakakai, Moloka‘i he was the proprietor of Moloka‘i Off Road Tours & Taxi, died in the Queen’s Medical Center.
Douglas Kunukau KSK‘56 of Mililani, O‘ahu, died on Mar. 6, 2014. Born in Honolulu, he was the owner of Doug’s Electrical Inc. and an Air Force veteran.
It is with great sadness that I write to inform our alumni of the passing of one of Kamehameha’s most loved graduates, employees, and supporters, Geraldine “Aunty Gerry” Vinta Johansen KSK’60.
Aunty Gerry began her time at Kamehameha in 1954 as a seventh grader, and over the next 59 years made it her mission to support the school she loved so much. Her dedication to furthering Pauahi’s legacy over nearly 50 years as an employee literally transformed lives in our Hawaiian community. Her love for Kamehameha and the community it serves will forever stand as an example for all of us.
Please keep Aunty Gerry, her husband Albert Johansen KSK’58, their daughters Tanya-Ann Johansen KSK’91 and Michelle “Kahea” Johansen KSK’98, their mo‘opuna, and the entire Johansen ‘ohana in your thoughts and prayers as we all bid aloha to our friend, schoolmate, colleague, mentor and a true advocate for Kamehameha.
Me ka ha‘aha‘a,
Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation