SAM L. “NO’EAU” WARNER
SAM L. NO'EAU WARNER Aloha no e ka lama ku o ka No'eau. Ua pio ke kukui o ke ola. He pio 'ole na'e ka malamalama o ka 'uhane. The entire Hawaiian language immersion world knows the name Sam L. "No'eau" Warner. His books have inspired a whole generation of Hawaiian speaking children. A founding member of the 'Aha Punana Leo, he dedicated his life to the revitalization of the Hawaiian language. No'eau's passing represents a monumental loss to Hawaiian education. He was born in Thierville, France on July 24, 1954 and passed away in Honolulu on July 19, 2016. The son of Herbert K. Warner and Dot Y. K. Tom, he is survived by his brother Herbert K. Warner Jr. and his sister Claudia M. Gonzales (Roy). He was a 1972 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and earned a PhD in Educational Psychology from UH Manoa where he worked for many years as an Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Service: 11:30 a.m. Fellowship 12:30 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 20 at UH Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street. Aloha attire, no flowers please.
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