ISAAC KU’ULEIALOHAKAIOKALEPONI AHUE (“IKE”)
ISAAC KU'ULEIALOHAKAIOKALEPONI AHUE (IKE) On September 3, 2015, another quiet hero of the greatest generation passed away. He was 96 years young and lived a life of dedication, loyalty, and love. A kind and loving soul, Ike was fiercely dedicated to family and duty. He set a high standard for himself, inspiring those around him. A no-nonsense guy, he told it like it was. If you were in the wrong, he'd set you right; and, if you were doing right, you were the "best-est." Ike loved his family deeply and was loved greatly in return. As Chief Engineer with the Military Sea Transportation Services (MSTS), he held the rank of a U.S. Navy Captain. At one time he was one of only two marine engineers licensed to operate any ship across the Seven Seas. Throughout his 30-year career he received many commendations, always with great humility and great humor. On one occasion he saved a sinking ship that had already been abandoned by the Captain. When asked why he did so he humorously responded, "the water was too cold to jump in, so it was better to run it aground." Doing so not only saved the ship, but hundreds of crewmen still aboard. Born in Hana, Maui on April 17, 1919 to Charles and Mary Kahinu Kaleo Ahue and grandson to James and Louisa Tilton Kaleo, Ike was a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Class of 1938. He was predeceased by his first wife of 38 years, Matilda "Tillie" Wahinealoha Lee and 8 of his siblings. He is survived by 2 sisters, Angela (Richard) Rother, Gloria (Eddie) Heu; Rose Marie Large, his second wife of 36 years; daughters, Julie (Tyrone) Toussaint, Haidee (Les) Benedict; stepson, Scott (Terri) Kidd; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; and extended Ohana. Services: September 12, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California.
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