Daniel Manena Thompson, “Danny”
Daniel Manena Thompson, DANIEL MANENA THOMPSON, DANNY 87, of Ewa Beach Hawaii passed away on October 17, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu on June 1, 1929 to parents Duncan and Hattie (nee Kaleiali'i) Thompson of Kapahulu. Danny was known for his great love of flying, starting with model airplanes as a young teenager, winning the Territory of Hawaii Championship and setting multiple speed records. He became a successful FAA certified aircraft mechanic at a young age and received his pilot's license. Danny graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1948 and attended the University of Hawaii/Leeward Community College. He was in the Hawaii Air National Guard and served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. In his early years Danny was an avid water skier, enjoyed deep scuba diving and was a regular at the gym of Mits Kawashima in the 1950's. After retiring from the Federal Aviation Administration, Danny was active for the next several decades as an accomplished carpenter building houses, speed boats, cars and anything that interested him and he continued to enjoy water sports such as kayaking and catamarans. He was known for his great conversational abilities, making all new acquaintances feel comfortable enjoying his talent for story telling as well as amused by his great sense of humor. He loved his many dogs, Hawaiian music and history. Danny was predeceased in death by his parents and brothers Duncan and Henry Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ellen Coley Thompson, 3 sons from his first marriage to Sandra Parish Thompson; Alexander "Alika", James "Kimo", and John Thompson, sister Caroline Akana, brother Frank Thompson as well as 1 grandchild and 2 great grandchildren. Services to be held at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel on Thursday Nov. 10th with 10:00am visitation, 11:00am service and 2:00pm Inurnment at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

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