Barbara Dorsam Del Piano
Barbara Dorsam Del PianoPassed away peacefully on June 12th at the age of 92 at her home in Waikiki with her family at her side. She was the daughter of John and Edna Dorsam and grew up in Manoa Valley, a place that remained special to her for her entire life. She attended Sacred Hearts Academy, Maryknoll School and after World War II began, transferred to Roosevelt High School, graduating in the class of 1945.

Barbara attended Michigan State, Mills College, and graduated in 1949 from the University of Hawaii. Barbara had a full and productive life. She was an interior designer for over 20 years before opening Strawberry Hill, an arts and craft store in Kapahulu. Barbara also served on the Board of Directors of Iolani Palace, was a member of many local organizations devoted to Hawaii historic preservation, and was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Her published works include Na Lani Kaumaka: A history of the Daughters of Hawaii, for its centennial in 2005, Outrigger Canoe Club: The First Hundred Years for its centennial in 2008, and Emma, A Beloved Queen of Hawaii. With two friends, she co-wrote their memories of Hawaii's good old days, Ei Nei Do You Rememba? and Ei Nei Do You Remember Too?

Her husband of over 60 years, Tony Del Piano, passed away in 2014 and she is survived by her three children, Mark Del Piano, Monica Campanis, Maile Madariaga and her three grand- children, Anthony (AJ), Brian and Chris Madariaga.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 26th.

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