DUANE “KALANI” DAWSON SR.
DUANE KALANI DAWSON SR. Duane "Kalani" Francis Kaleiokalani Dawson Sr. left this earth Thursday, July 9th, 2015. Brought into this world by his mother, Clarice Mapuana Bruhn Kapana and father, Arnold Richardson, Kalani's birth date was December 6th, 1945. Kalani was raised and nurtured by his grandmother and grand- father, Florence Lyman & Paul Ogden Dawson Sr. Kalani's siblings, sisters, Puaala Wong, Kaui Kapana, Mihala Lee, Michele Baird and brothers, Jarrett Bruhn, Abraham Kapana, Leighton Kapana, Sandy Kapana, Joseph Kapana, Francis Kapana, their spouses, children & ohana all appreciated and respected him. Kalani said, "my greatest accomplishment is my wife, Puna & the legacy of our children, Dondi, Rillo, Kalei, Dustin, Chelsey, Damon, Kristin, Denby; our grandchildren, Chassidy, Joey Sr., Chandi, Daron, Chanee, Tresten, Micah, Kalani Boy, Ryse, Hoakalei, British, Eonipono, Ayva, London, Kamakana, Meha, our great- grandchildren, Chawai, Jr., Hazyn, Xaenon, Levi, Gema, Treyten." A celebration of Kalani's life will be held August 9th, 2015, at the Wailua River Mouth at 10am. To follow, please join the family for a luau luncheon 11:30 at Smith's Tropical Gardens. Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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