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Daniel Pauhupu Foster, Jr.
June 18, 1948 – Jan. 2, 2021
Mililani, Oʻahu – Daniel Pauhupu Foster Jr., of Waiawa who later moved to Waimea, Oʻahu, was born on June 18, 1948 at Queen’s Hospital and passed away peacefully at home in Mililani on Jan. 2, 2021 surrounded by his ʻohana. He was 72 years old. He was the oldest son of Daniel Pauhupu Foster Sr. and Margaret Leialoha Kapaona.
He is known as Danny and “Unko” to many. He was a man of all trades working for Dole Plantation, Peacock Roofing, RHS Lee Trucking, Ramco, Koga, Warren Trucking, Kiewit, Hawaiian Dredging and many other places during his lifetime. After retiring, he started his trucking business called D & R Equipment Rental with his son.
Some of his favorite things to do were surfing, playing ʻukulele and guitar, and going to Las Vegas. He enjoyed collecting hot rod cars and minions. He loved to eat at Tanaka Saimin or Zippy’s.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, Margaret Leialoha Kapaona and Daniel Pauhupu Foster Sr., siblings Leonard Paul Foster Sr., Marvin Kauhini Foster, David Kalani Foster, and Geraldine Puanani McCormick.
Danny is survived by his wife, Cornelia Hope Delgado. Danny and Connie celebrated 52 wonderful years of marriage on Dec. 23, 2020. He is survived by his three children Peter Kauʻi Foster, Robert Hanalei Foster, and Danelle Puahone Foster. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Kainoa Peter Foster, Chaz Kaʻimi Foster, Hiʻilei Shana Foster, Kuʻukamaleihiʻipoikealoha Shayane Foster, Javier Kekoaikūpaʻaikapō Torres, Ashanti Lehua Isaacson, and Chyane Hiʻilani Isaacson, and brother Cyrus Lani Foster.
Rosalie Lokelani Johnson
Aug. 11, 1926 – Oct. 24, 2020
San Jose, California – Rosalie Lokelani Garcia-Chavaria Thelen-Johnson passed away peacefully on October 24, 2020. She was born in Wailuku, Maui, on Aug. 11, 1926, and after her marriage to Julius Nicholas Thelen, USN S1 in 1945, they eventually moved to Northern California where they raised their six daughters and one son.
Lokelani’s dynamic hula and musical group, “Lokelani’s Islanders” was formed in California in the late 1950s, and they enjoyed many years of bringing the Polynesian culture to audiences throughout the state. Lokelani also entertained on the Hawaiʻi Calls – Under the Banyan Tree program, as well as with Arthur Godfrey, Don Ho, Bob Hope, and her mentor, Lena Machado.
She was predeceased by Julius Nicholas Thelen and, after marrying a second time, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Johnson. Lokelani was also predeceased by her daughter, Nancy Jane Ana Kini Chloewinski, in 2018.
She is survived by her children, Sandra Lou Kalani Paige, Patricia Anne Palisa Moshell-Johnson, Suzanne Carmen Manulani Kitchen, Julia Thelen-Babijon, and Gloria Kathleen Frazer, as well as her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her only son, Julius Nicholas Thelen II, took flight with the angels on Jan. 13, 2021, to join her in peace.
Julius Nicholas “Skeezix” Thelen, II
Jan. 14, 1961 – Jan. 13, 2021
Palo Alto, California – Julius Nicholas “Skeezix” Thelen, II, passed away after a brief illness on Jan. 13, 2021. He was born in San Jose, California, on Jan. 14, 1961, with his fraternal twin, Gloria.
Julius was able to enjoy and partake in many of life’s enjoyments such as rebuilding cars, music of all types, raising dogs, gardening and reading. He was a free spirit who had an infectious smile that could brighten any room.
He was predeceased by his father, Julius Nicholas Thelen, and his mother, Rosalie Lokelani Garcia-Chavaria Thelen-Johnson. “Skeezix” was also predeceased by his sister, Nancy Jane Ana Kini Chloewinski in 2018.
He is survived by his sisters, Sandra Lou Kalani Paige, Patricia Anne Palisa Moshell-Johnson, Suzanne Carmen Manulani Kitchen, Julia Thelen-Babijon, and his twin, Gloria Kathleen Frazer, as well as his loving daughter, Danielle, and grandson, Juss.