ALTHEA POAKALANI SERRAO

Posted On February 23rd, 2012 -

ALTHEA POAKALANI SERRAO

Age 77, passed away at home on February 2, 2012 in Honolulu. She was born and raised on School street and was the eldest child of Danny Ku and Mina Correa. She was a graduate of Sacred hearts convent and a 54 grad of Saint Francis. She is survived by her husband of 57 years John Serrao. Together they started Poakalani Hawaiian quilt patterns in 1972. She became known as Hawaii’s one handed quilter and was a major player in the revival of the art of Hawaiian Quilting. She co-authored with her husband numerous books and received a Pookela award. She was also the 2006 Hookahiko award recipient for her contribution to the preservation of Hawaiian Culture. She is recognized as master quilter by the thousands of students she has taught worldwide. Poakalani is also survived by sons Joseph and John of Las Vegas. Daughters Rae (Aaron) Correia and Cissy Serrao. Grand daughters Aalene and Thea Correia. Brother Wendall, Sisters, Dannette, Candace, Carolena, Cheryl, Camille and Carolyn. Visitation 9:00 am Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services at 11:30 am. Burial to follow at 1:00 pm at the family plot at Oahu Cemetery.


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