LOUIS K. “BUZZY” AGARD JR. | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 11.28.13 AMLOUIS K. BUZZY AGARD JR. Louis Kruse ("Buzzy") Agard Jr. (91), son of Louis Kruse Agard and Aloie Maria Prestidge Agard of Kealia, Kauai, died in Honolulu on October 27, 2015. Born on February 25, 1924, Louis was a 1942 graduate of Kamehameha Schools. He attended the University of Redlands and served in the United States Army. Louis lived a life of aloha aina and onipaa, tending to bountiful fruit trees at his Kawailoa property, fishing for decades in Hawaiian waters and abroad, and teaching thousands about food propagation and fisheries conservation. He served for many years as a member of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and was instrumental in the creation of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. He recently updated his 1983 publication, Politics, Hawaiian Sandalwood Trees, and Hope, drawing broad community interest with a recently discovered expose of the US government's less than passive role in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. His love for the lahui and realizing Hawaiian independence were tireless efforts that he fought for with every fiber of his being. He served on numerous community service organizations and boards, including the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center Advisory Council, the Council of Hawaiian Organizations, the Native Hawaiian Study Commission, the Hawaiian Environmental Alliance (KAHEA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He was recently honored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for a lifetime of work in support of his Hawaiian people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him as well as many who only knew of him and his work. Louis was predeceased by his wife, Irma Ruth Silva Agard. He is survived by his brother John, son Louis III (Carol), daughter Lesley (Ormond Hammond), grandchildren Louis K. Agard IV, Kekuni Agard, Adrian Agard and Kealakai Hammond, and great- grandchildren Joie, Alexus, and Jacob Agard, and Amaru Trujillo. Services will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary, 2233 Nuuanu Avenue, on January 13, 2016. Visitation at 4:30 pm, followed by services beginning at 6:00 pm. Refreshments to follow.

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