Joseph William Kana’iaupuni Nahonoapi’ilani Aka “China” “Sonny” “Pops” “Billie” “Billy” “Uncle Willie” Malina

Posted On November 10th, 2010 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel


Joseph William Kana’iaupuni Nahonoapi’ilani Malina aka: China, Sonny, Bill, Billy, Billie, Will, William, Uncle Willie, 75. Beloved son, brother, husband, father, tutuman & friend passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010. He was born in Waikiki, a Waikiki Beach Boy known as the original China the “True Pahke” who surfed with many legends & one of the first to surf with his dog. Former employee of Foremost Dairies, and owner of Uncle Willie’s Lock & Key. He’s touched many lives throughout his lifetime. His ultimate pride-and-joy is his Ohana Wives Club; Momi Malina (Best friend, Ultimate Love & Wife; 3rd time’s a charm), Marlene Sanchez Malina Ho (#2 ex-wife), Dolores Ashimine (#1 ex-wife). Parents; Leatrice Yat Ying Wun (Mother, deceased), William Kanaiau Malina (Father, deceased), Merrill “Pops” Grubb (Step-Father), Josephine Malina (Step-Mother), Mama Duarte (God-mother), Jimmy Kaupe (Father-in-law). Brothers; Bernard “Pudgie” (Jackie) Malina, Derrick (Ayako) Grubb, Patrick (Ella) Yuen, William K. Malina. Hanai Brothers; Tom Fukushima, Frankie Mehio. Sisters; Leatrice Lum, Lydia Werner (deceased), Bessie Chong, Darlene Tamanaha, Denise Dela Pena. SONS; William K.N. (Chenoa) Malina , John Alfred K.N.S. Malina, Joseph William “Babes” K.N. (Nalani) Malina Jr., Tony (Ermie) Jose. DAUGHTERS; Ann K.N. Tucker, Williesue K.N. (Gregg) Kedro, Sugar Malina (deceased), Jane M.S. Malina, Mokihana (Sal) Salazar, Katherine (Cameron) Gatrost, Tiare Sua, & Myra Delos Reyes Weisskopf. Grandchildren; Rianne Malina, Rayna Malina. John Debnam III, Christopher Tucker, Korwen (Niki) Gonsalves, Taysha Kedro, Kayla Kedro, Ashley Kedro, Noa Timas, Taylor James “Tunda” Malina, Kacy Aloha Malina, Kazzy U.K.N. Malina Patacsil, Coryn Salazar, Sal Salazar, Keoni Salazar, Alexis Sua, Honey Girl Jose, Clement Jose, Cassidy Gatrost, Chloe Gatrost, Camille Gatrost. Great-Grandson; Zyon E. Gonsalves. He considered all of his Hanai children, his own; Mark Gapol, Connie Gapol (deceased), Richard (Charlene) Edayan, Steven Boloson, Felicita Garrido, Shad (Nelly) Bolosan, Kenny Ige Jr. And all the many more countless nieces, nephews, hanai children, &
friends that he shared his life with. Visitation & Celebration of Life at Mililani Mortuary, Makua Chapel, November 13, 2010, Saturday 5pm Family, 5:30pm Public, 6pm Services & kaukau to follow. Casual Attire.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran