& KA’EO SAMS
Ka’eo Sams formerly of O’ahu died January 28, 2009, in North Carolina of complications from diabetes. At the time of his death, he was survived by his mother Napua, now deceased. He was preceded in death by his Hanai Tutus Aunty Nina Tanaka and Girly Ho`opi`i. Survivors include aikane Keli`I and sister Kainani as well as numerous hanai brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. He was employed by the National Songwriters Guild for more than 20 years and later became a member of the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Artists.
Napua Sams, Ka’eo’s Mother, passed away December 19, 2010 from Alzheimer’s disease. They were both preceded in death by Napua’s husband and Ka’eo’s father, Marvin Sams as well as Napua’s brother, and Ka’eo’s uncle Charles Bilgere.
Both Napua and Ka`eo were members of Halau O Kia and were honored to entertain at the Hawaiian Regent, Royal Hawaiian, the Elks Club The Willows and Washington Place and other venues around the islands. They were a members of St Augustine Church where a Funeral Mass will be said on Easter Monday April 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm.
On the following day, April 26, 2011, they will be buried at Hawaii Memorial Park at 10:00 am. They are now singing and dancing hula with the angels