TIMOTHY JOHN LUI-KWAN
Timothy John Lui-Kwan (66) passed away while swimming in the waters of Kaimana Beach, April 16, 2017. Tim will be remembered for his generosity, humility, and spirit of aloha that embodied everything he did. He was a selfless and loving family man, an avid waterman, and a dedicated and passionate attorney. Born on March 25, 1951 to Benedict and Valentina Lui-Kwan in Hilo, Hawai'i, Tim was the fourth of ten children. A proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Tim earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. While working as an archaeologist for the Bishop Museum, he earned his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law. He was a partner in the Honolulu law office of Carlsmith Ball. He was leading the charge for the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and the Thirty Meter Telescope. Before joining Carlsmith, Tim worked for the Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i and served as deputy planning director and deputy corporation counsel for the County of Hawai'i. In his early days, he was a part of the cultural revitalization taking shape in the 1970s and was actively engaged with Alu Like, Pa'a Pono Miloli'i, Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana, Pele Defense Fund, Hui Mamalahoa, to name a few. This commitment threaded through his entire life. Tim has a large, loving family - his wife Lynn "Marty" Martinson Lui-Kwan, daughter Erica Mahina Lui-Kwan, son Nicholas Lui-Kwan, stepdaughter Malia Paul, son in law Scott Paul, two grandchildren Kainoa and Mehana Paul, brothers Benedict, Ivan, Gregory, James, Randal, and Alexander, and sisters Anna (Akaka), Valerie, and Nicola (Giardina). A service celebrating Tim's life will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel on Saturday May 6. Visitation begins at 9:00 am and the service begins at 10:30am. Aloha attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased