Senator Gilbert Kahele “Celebration of Life”

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State Senator Gilbert Kahele “Celebration of Life” 

February 2nd 2016 ~ Gilʻs Final Journey Home 

State Senator Gilbert Kahele who passed away suddenly on January 26th 2016 will be honored in a 15 minute “Celebration of Life” this Tuesday, February 2nd in front of the Hawai’i State Capitol at 9:00AM. Senator Kahele’s motorcade will travel via police escort from Nuuanu to Punchbowl and onto Beretania at 8:50AM and will stop in front of the State Capitol for 15 minutes before continuing onto Punchbowl Cemetery for a brief stop. The Senator will then travel to the airport for his final flight back to Hawai’i Island. The public is invited to attend this 15 minute celebration which will be attended by the entire State Legislature, State Capitol Staff, Governor and Lt Governor Offices, State Department Offices, State Sheriffs, Hawai’i National Guard and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. It is expected that their will be a dozen individuals performing the Kanikau (mourning chant) for Senator Kahele.


State Senator Gilbert Kahele “Celebration of Life” 

February 8th 2016 ~ An Evening of Aloha 

Senator Kahele’s “An Evening of Aloha” will be held on Monday, February 8th 2016 in Hilo, Hawai’i at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium. The reverend Danny Akaka Jr. will delivery the ministry followed by eulogies by Mayor Dante Carpenter, Mayor Billy Kenoi, Governor Neil Abercrombie & Governor David Ige. Music will be performed by Danny Kaleikini, Kuana Torres-Kahele, Brother Noland, Diana Aki, and others. The Kanikau will be performed by Kaumakaiwa Kanakaʻole. Col. Edward Teixeira will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Visitation begins at 4:00PM and Senators final “Evening of Aloha” begins at 5:00PM. Dinner will be served and the entire public is invited to attend.