In Memory of




Obituary for Adam Lupi Kaiwi

Adam Lupi Kaiwi, 94 of Hana, Maui peacefully passed away at his residence on Friday, November 20, 2020. He was born on October 27, 1926 in Kipahulu, Maui.

He is survived by his children Jacqueline (Hayden) Woodward, Aileen (Clayton) Carvalho, Earl (Mae Dae) Kaiwi, Roberta (Duane) Kaupe, Lester (Harolen) Kaiwi, Alvina (John) Buist, Alvin (Selmahling) Kaiwi, Patricia (Danny) Pascua, Paula Kaiwi, Alan Kaiwi, Tammy (Wayne) Delima, Sandra (Nick) Baca, Bridget Kaiwi, and his sisters Ida (Raymond) Oliveira, and Sophie (Glenn) Castro, 62 grandchildren, 151 great grands and 23 great greats.

He is predeceased by his wife Helene Kawi, his children Paul (Geraldine) Kaiwi, Judy (Ekela) Kaauamo, Leroy Kaiwi, Valerie-Jean Kaiwi, Annette Kaiwi, and brother Joseph (Jerry) Kaiwi.

Adam “Papa Jack” was a hard working man. He was a man of many trades from construction at Grace Brothers, to ranching at Kipahulu Ranch, to maintenance and repair at Hasegawa General Store. “Pops” was well respected for his fluent speaking of Hawaiian language and many sought him for his wisdom concerning Hawaiian medicinal remedies. He was always found with a smile on his face and an extra kick in his step.

Services will be held at Norman’s Mortuary. Please contact Lea Kalalau at 281-8741 for service information.