Remembering Rev. Dennis David Kahekilimamaoikalanikeha Kamakahi
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Dennis David Kahekilimamaoikalanikeha Kamakahi, legendary Hawaiian musician and
prolific song writer, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, kahu, kumu,
friend and mentor, passed away peacefully at The Queen's Medical Center on
April 28, 2014 at age 61, surrounded by family and close friends, with music by
Gabby Pahinui and the Sons of Hawaii in the background.
Born to Clara
Aweau Ing and Kenneth Franklyn Kamakahi on March 31, 1953 in Honolulu.
Survived by: wife, Robin; sons, James and David; daughter, Marlene;
granddaughters, Michele and Ariana; mother, Clara Ing St. Clair; brother,
Jeffrey. A 1971 graduate of Kamehameha Schools, he received numerous
awards and was most proud of being a member of the Sons of Hawaii and the first
modern Hawaiian composer to have his six-string guitar accepted into the
Smithsonian National Museum of American History in 2013.
service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop
Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools: visitation 8:30 am; service 10:00
am. No flowers please.
of Dennis' Life will follow at the Great Lawn of the Bishop Museum; entry at 12
noon; pule and food served at 12:30pm. More information will be made
available, including parking details, at www.teamdenniskamakahi.com