Henry Welokiheiakea‘eloa Niheu Jr., also known as "Papa Kihei" and "Soli," 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Kanaka Maoli activist and an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kekahikoa; daughters Kala‘iokamalino and Kalamaoka‘aina Niheu, Aloha‘aina Harawira and Keali‘ikauila Hinewhare-Niheu; brothers David and Luther "Hoppy"; sister Karen Gomes; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Iolani Palace. Big Island services pending. Traditional maoli attire. Food donations welcome.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased