Haliʻa Aloha | August 2021

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To create a space for our readers to honor their loved ones, Ka Wai Ola will print Haliʻa Aloha – obituaries and mele kanikau (mourning chants). Haliʻa Aloha appearing in the print version of Ka Wai Ola should be recent (within six months of passing) and should not exceed 250 words in length. All other Haliʻa Aloha submitted will be published on kawaiola.news. Haliʻa Aloha must be submitted by the 15th of the month for publication the following month. Photos accompanying Haliʻa Aloha will only be included in the print version of the newspaper if space permits. However, all photos will be shared on kawaiola.news.

Photo: David Nu‘uhiwa Enoka Kaohelaulii

Papanui David Nuʻuhiwa Enoka Kaʻohelauliʻi

Pepeluali 25, 1930 – MEI 4, 2021

(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) – He mea kaumaha ka hoʻolaha ʻana aku i ka hala ʻana ʻo David Nuʻuhiwa Enoka Kaohelaulii, i ke ala hoʻi ʻole mai. He 91 ona makahiki. Ua kuʻu aku kona hanu ma ka home aloha ʻo Lunalilo Home, kahi hoʻi āna i noho ai no ʻumi mau makahiki a hiki i kona hala ʻana. Ua hānau ʻia ʻo Papanui Kawika ma Waiaka Niʻihau. ʻO Ernest Enoka Nuʻuhiwa Kaʻohelauliʻi lāua ʻo Rowena Bonikani Kaʻohelauliʻi kona mau mākua. ʻO ka ʻōlelo Kanaka nō ka ʻōlelo mua i pūʻā ʻia ai i kona waha a ʻo ia paʻa nō a hiki i kona haʻalele ʻana i kēia ola ʻana. Ua neʻe mai ʻo ia i Oʻahu nei me kona kupunawahine ʻo Nāʻapuwai i kona makahiki he 14. A ma Oʻahu nei nō ʻo ia i hoʻonaʻauao ʻia ai ma ke kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kaʻiulani. I ka piha ʻana iā ia nā makahiki he 18, ua komo aku ʻo ia i ka pūʻali koa i ka makahiki 1948 a mamuli o kona lawelawe ʻana i ka ʻoihana koa me ka ʻoiaʻiʻo i koho ʻia ʻo ia i lālā ma lalo o ka hui “Special Forces” no ka “green beret” ma ke ʻano he kanaka kākoʻo no nā kauka i lapaʻau aku i nā koa i pilikia i loko o ka ʻoihana koa. He kanaka i lawelawe i kāna ʻoihana me ka ʻoiaʻiʻo a hiki i kona wā i hoʻomaha loa ai mai ka ʻoihana koa aku. Ma hope o kona hoʻomaha loa ʻana mai ka pūʻali koa aku, ua hai ʻia ʻo ia e ka hui ʻoihana Stevedore no Young Brothers. He mau makahiki kona hana ʻana ma laila a hoʻomaha loa ʻo ia mai ia ʻoihana mai. Ua lilo hoʻi kona wā hoʻomaha loa i ka hana manawaleʻa ma lalo o ka hui Masonic. I ka makahiki 2010, ua neʻe aku ʻo ia a noho ma ka Home Aloha a ka Mōʻī Lunalilo i hoʻokumu ai no nā kūpuna Hawaiʻi, a ma laila ʻo ia i noho ai a pau kēia ola honua ʻana. Me ke aloha nō hoʻi ka ʻohana Ka’ohelauli’i e kuʻu pau aku nei iā ia mai kēia honua aku a e hoʻi ʻo ia i ka home a ka Makua Lani i waele ai nona a me kona mau kūpuna, mākua, a pēlā pū me kona mau kaikuahine i hoʻi ʻē i ka poli o ʻApelahama. Ma laila hoʻi ʻo ia e noho pū nei a hauʻoli pū hoʻi me kona ʻohana no ke ao mau loa, Amene.
Na Kauka Kuuipolani Kanahele Wong

Photo: Leina'ala Naipo Akamine

Leinaʻala Naipo-Akamine

AUG. 8, 1933 – JUNE 27, 2021

(Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) – Leinaʻala Naipo-Akamine (87) passed away peacefully at home. She was born and raised in Honolulu, one of nine children born to Robert Kahulanui Kamakapu Naipo, Jr. and Eva Puluelo Merseberg (Merseburgh; Mersburgh). Leinaʻala attended Kamehameha Schools and there she met the man she would eventually marry, her classmate, LeRoy Kalanihekili Akamine. A hula dancer for most of her life, she completed the ʻūniki ceremony in 1990 and, after retiring from Hawaiian Telephone, she founded her own hālau, Naipo Nā Mea Hula, beginning a second career as a kumu hula. She was passionate about performing, teaching, and sharing hula. One of the highlights of that time in her life and career was traveling with her hālau to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to perform in the 1990s. Leinaʻala was also a member of ʻAhahui Kaʻahumanu, and extremely active with the Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association, Class of 1952. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, LeRoy; sisters and brothers-in-law Alice Puluelo (Thomas) Park, Marjorie Keala (Henry) McCallum, and Winona Pualani (Albert) Ne; and by brothers and sisters-in-law Robert Lopaka (Eliza) Naipo, Warren Keawa Naipo and George Kanoe (Charlene) Naipo, and Ethel (Cordeiro) Naipo. She is survived by her son, Kalama K. Akamine (Puanani); her daughter Leinaʻala H. Nakamura; her granddaughter Anuhea K.P. Park (Matthew); her great-grandson Arden L.K. Park; her brothers Rodgers Lolena Naipo, Sr. and Henry John Naipo; her sister-in-law Annette (Kaopio) Naipo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A hui hou a Ke Akua pū.