Harold Aukai NaumuHAROLD AUKAI NAUMU
Harold Aukai Naumu of Lihue, Kauai, passed away at his home on August 16, 2012 at the age of 82. He was born on July 29, 1930 in Hanapepe, Kauai.
After graduating high school, he met the love of his life Amy Shinagawa, to whom he was married 60 years.
Harold began his career with the local airlines before becoming a councilman for the county of Kauai. After serving two terms, he continued with the county and was appointed by the Mayor to the parks and recreation department from which he retired.
Dedicating his life to the youth and people of Kauai, Harold was one of the original Founders of WESCON Pop Warner Football (which still exists today) that formed in 1972 with the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada and all the Hawaiian Islands. Tony Rizzo, now the last of the original founders of Wescon, says that Harold was the best spokesman for Pop Warner throughout the state of Hawaii although he is most notably remembered for his legendary announcing style at KIF Football games.
He is preceded in death by his parents Aukai Wailele & Violet Aiu Apao Naumu; brothers, David, Wallace, Leilehua & Castle; sisters, Violet 'Honey' Young, Dora Hao, Helen Kaneakua, Judy Stewart; brothers in law, Abraham Hamm Young, Joseph Hao, Harry Kaneakua, Enoka Kaohi & Gene Murata; sister in Law, Rose Ruiz Naumu; Son in Law, Anthony Balocan.
He is survived by his wife Amy Shinagawa Naumu; sons, Harold Wallace Naumu & Robb Naumu; daughters, Doreen (Chris) Tamura, Laureen Naumu-Balocan; grandchildren, Daurice (Clifton) Tamura Arruda, Teresa (Brent) Tamura Amoy, Cy Tamura & Sean (Sarah) Tamura; great grandchildren Akoni 'AJ' Arruda, Aukai Arruda, Ayven Arruda, Aries Arruda, Brayden Tamura & Ethan Tamura; brother Arnold (Linda) Naumu; sister Minerva Kaohi; brother in law, Edwin (Betsy) Shinagawa; sisters in law Elizabeth Naumu, Janet Naumu, Janine Naumu, Joan (Don) Masuda & Ann Murata; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday August 27, 2012 at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue from 4:00pm - 5:30pm Visitation; services at 5:30pm
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased