Rothwell “Rock” Ahulau
ROTHWELL KAINOAKUPUNA AHULAU, 65, known as "Rock" to his family and friends, passed away peacefully in Kaneohe on March 17, 2019. He was born on Oahu, Hawaii on October 29, 1953. Son of a Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, Rock spent his life devoted to family and to his lifelong career for the American Red Cross. He spent decades helping those through his humanitarian work as the Red Cross Pacific Islands State Relations Director. Rock had an extended 'Ohana' due to his passion for helping others. He worked closely with countless local, state and federal colleagues throughout the nation and US territories, responding to more than 50 Federal and State declared disasters. From the Chinatown Fires in 1986 to Iniki 1991 and through to the Kilauea Eruption in 2018. Rock had long-term commitments with the 911 Attack, Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy and the many California wild fires. Rock received many degrees, but he favored his BS degree in Horticulture Technology from the University of Hawaii (1983). He enjoyed Hawaiian music, aeronautics, travel, technology, was a certified Advanced Sake Professional and amateur radio enthusiast. He most cherished his peaceful time spent with family and friends throughout the Pacific islands and beyond. He is survived by his beloved wife Carolyn C. Crowder; children: Carolyn, Michael and Eric; brothers: Lance and Curtis Uwekoolani, as well as numerous other relatives. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Rock's Life will take place April 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross. His burial will be private.
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