Joseph “Pake” Wendell Kahapea
Joseph Born on March 2, 1937 and passed away on May 11, 2018 after a long goodbye with Alzheimer's. He worked as a longshoreman with McCabe, Hamilton, and Renny and later as a machine operator with Matson Terminals. Joseph worked on the waterfront for 42 years. He is the son of Joseph Nalua Kahapea and Margaret Kalahiki. Joseph was raised in Wainaku, Hilo with his younger brothers Earnest, Matthew, and Ricky, and sister Luana Mae (Cordero). Joseph graduated from Hilo High school in 1955 and proudly sang the alma matter until his passing. Following high school, Joseph enlisted in the Army and was stationed in France where he was a paratrooper and formed lasting friendships with soldiers from Hawaii. Following his military service, he returned to Oahu and worked with his father on the waterfront. His family also includes siblings Joseph "Jojo" Kahapea, David Kalama, Peter Pope Kahapea, Nathan Kalama, Stacey Kahapea, Shirley N. Shimaoka, Leina'ala Clifford, and Jonette Hanawahine. Joseph is survived by his wife Margaret Kahapea, daughters Kerri Kahapea and Bonnie Kahapea-Tanner, son in law Halona Tanner, and granddaughters Iolani Kahapea- Aquino, Kaulu Kahapea-Aquino, Kyra Kahapea-Aquino, Kaialea Tanner, and Lehia Tanner. In remembering Joseph "Pake" Kahapea, a Celebration of Life will be held on June 3, 2018 at Ho'okano Hall in Kahalu'u, Oahu. 3:00pm-4:00pm Visitation, 4:00pm- 5:00pm Service, 5:00pm-7:00pm Luau. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

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