Ernell Dagmar Pua’ala Leong
Passed away on May 21, 2021 from advanced neurological disease. Born January 26, 1942 in Waimea, Kauai, Ernell was the youngest child of Tai Sum and Priscilla Hualalai Leong. A proud Kamehameha Schools alum (KSK '60), she graduated from UH Manoa before a 41-year career with the State of Hawaii Dept. of Labor. Ernell was a Mahaulu and Leong family historian, avid cook and lover of all things ono. She is survived by siblings Rexford Leong, Llewellyn Leong (Kay), and Mynnette Sentinella (John) and now joined in aloha by sister- in-law Dolly, nephews Leland and Kendall. Ernell could be infamously short on patience (quick to ask out of your car, or to put you out of hers), but so very long on aloha for all who loved her and whom she loved back. In her greatest times of need, she was kept in Ke Akua's hands by the family at Analani ARCH (Cora Saludares) and the divine friendship of former colleagues Arthur Barba and Sharon Lum. Sistah, Tita, Aunty, Tita wita, Ernella, Ernie and Ernell: by whichever name we knew her, her bond was our earthly blessing. A remembrance for family and friends will be held in the near future. Condolence messages and inquiries can be directed to Kent Sentinella at: email@example.com.
Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary
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