Undefeated in spirit and generous of heart throughout his battle with cancer, Eli is survived by parents Maril McCord of Boise, Idaho and Robert Witt of Honolulu; his brother Nathaniel McCord Witt and sister-in-law Vicki of Perth, Australia with their children Alyssa Lani and Cooper James. He attended the Honolulu Waldorf School, and graduated from ‘Iolani School in 1998. He attained his marine sciences degree from Purdue University and Masters of Science from UH Manoa which included highly regarded research at Coconut Island. He served in the Peace Corps in Western Samoa and maintained steadfast dedication to the Polynesian Voyaging Society. He served as crew member and Communications Officer on the Hokule’a on the March ’09 Voyage to Palmyra. Eli will be missed by his colleagues and students at the Myron B. Thompson Academy Public Charter School. His legacy will be carried with honor and undying affection by family members and countless friends. We will carry his torch forward. Contributions may be made to his requested legacy: ‘Iolani School – Eli McCord Witt Award for Student Athlete at 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu HI 96826 or to a charity of your choice. A service to honor Eli is planned for Sunday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. at Honolulu Waldorf School at 350 Ulua Street in Niu Valley.