LEVON OHAI

Posted On March 7th, 2012 -

LEVON OHAI

70, of Kapa’a, Kaua’i, passed away on March 3, 2012. Born in Kapa’a, Kaua’i, after high school he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University-Provo in 1965, and then served in Vietnam in the184th Chemical Det 1st Air Cavalry Division, after completing his military service with honors, he completed his Master of Arts degree from the University of Arizona in 1972. Levon began his teaching career in 1966 as a primary school counselor, and taught at the high school and community school levels. He was an instructor of La’au Lapa’au (traditional Hawaiian Medicine) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies (UH-Manoa), and who was credited in developing courses at UH-Manoa reviving interest in La’au Lapa’au, among a new generation of native Hawaiians. He also received in 2005 his honorary doctorate for his Mastery and contribution in La’au Lapa’au for his incredible knowledge of Hawaiian traditional medicinal practices and the Papa Ola Lokahi Kaonohi Awards for his commitment to the health of Native Hawaiians. Survived by wife, Jacqueline; sons, David (Kaleilani), Benjamin (Ka’iulani), and Jesse (Nicole); father, Leo Ohai; mother, Clara Ohai; brother, Nephi Ohai; sisters, Anolani Haiola, Roberta Livingston, and Laola Kau; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4580 Ehiku Street, Lihu’e Ph: 808-245-3063; burial to follow at Kaua’i Veteran’s Cemetery, 4331 Lele Road, Hanapepe. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa. Condolences can be sent to PO Box 4002, Lihue, HI 96766.


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