By Beth Hillyer
(KHNL) - After six and a half decades, a Waimanalo man is reunited with his long lost daughter.
She didn't know much more than his name, but by searching the internet Sherrie Drusbacky got a lead on her father in Hawaii.
After a few phone calls, she found him.
Jackie Bay Cadinha is nervous organizing a reunion this important.
"Today I am the official greeter of aloha to my long lost sister of 65 years," she told us.
When Roger Day was just 2 and living in Indiana he had a daughter, but the relationship didn't work out and he moved to Hawaii - losing all contact with the child.
"I work for Do Ho. I got a phone call at our office saying I had a long lost sister looking for my Dad who is 87," Cadinha said. "It was a big surprise and nice surprise."
Roger Bay waits patiently in his wheelchair.
"This is the whole reason she has lived this long and my dad has lived this long because I really believe this is meant to be," Candinha added.
Sherrie Drusbacky arrives.
"Hi Daddy," she told her long-lost father. "Gee, you are good looking. So I take after you!"
Sherrie explains it was tough growing up without a dad
"All my surgeries, all my heartaches I had growing up," Drusbacky said. "Whenever I hurt so bad I'd dream of him and he'd pick me up and carry me away and his face was blank
Finally a face after all. The resemblance is remarkable.
"Beautiful, gorgeous, even better than that. Great!" is how Roger Bay described his daughter.
Family members welcome sherrie with a hula.
They have a lot of catching up to do and Sherrie is anxious to meet her new island family.
"Mostly because of him, but the family I love them too. I love them all and I've never been happier in my whole life," she said.