Howard Ma’ema’eolehua Kaohi

Posted On February 5th, 2014 -

2-5, 2-12 99295   Howard KaohiHOWARD MA’EMA’EOLEHUA KAOHI July 26, 1936- January 28, 2014 Howard Ma’ema’eolehua Kaohi, 77, beloved son, brother, husband and father, passed away on January 28, 2014 in Koloa, Kauai. He was born and raised in Hanapepe, Kauai. At the age of 12, he moved to Honolulu to attend The Kamehameha School for Boys as a 7th grader. After graduating in 1954, he joined the Navy and worked as a welder on the USS Hornet. He then became a flight attendant for United Airlines until he retired with 40 years of service. In 2000, he returned to Kauai. He was an active member of the Koloa Community Association and served on the Board of Directors. His favorite pastimes included coaching soccer, building houses, traveling (he visited every Continent except Antarctica) and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Kaohi; his sister, Bernadette (Lowell) Lancaster; wife, Sharon Kaohi; son, Kevin (Kate) Kaohi; daughter, Julie (Dean) Kaohi-Matsumoto and grandchildren Lei’ala, Anuhea, Lehua, Pohai and Kamaha’o. Memorial services on Kauai will be at the Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo on Saturday February 8. Visitation begins at 8:30 am. Memorial services on Oahu will be at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus on Sunday February 16. Visitation begins at noon.


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