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Samuel Kuailani

Samuel "Sam" Kuailani Sr.

Friday, June 6th, 1941 - Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
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Obituary

Samuel Kuailani Sr., 79,

Our loving father, papa, brother, uncle and friend, had peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Samuel Kuailani Sr. was born June 6, 1941 at Haiku, Maui. He is pure Hawaiian and is the first tow truck driver for the island of Maui. Sam was a tow truck driver for Harryʻs Auto body shop for 9 years. He left Harryʻs and with the help of his wife Bella, started their own towing business named Samʻs 24 Hour Towing. As a tow truck driver, Sam worked with Police officers when there were traffic accidents and he was the person to remove the victims from the wreckage.
Samuel Kuailani Sr. and his wife formed Mens/Womens softball teams known as Samʻs ʻOhana, Ikaika 1, Ikaika 2, and a Police Officer team with the name Samʻs 24 Hour Towing. They also put together co-ed volleyball teams and a boxing group known as Wailuku Boxing Club at Kahekili Terrace. He also helped his son manage Hawaiian Homes Boxing Club.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles for The Sonʻs of Hawaiʻi, cooking, rolling dice and playing cards. He was a person who opened his home for people in need of a place to stay. We will remember him as dad, papa, grandpa and uncle Samuel Kuailani, the “Flying Hawaiian.”

He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Bella M. Uweko’olani; Daughter- Brenda Lee Kuʻuleialoha Kuailani-Chong; and Son – Steven Michael Kuailani; Parents, Simeon Paul Kuailani, of Hāna, Maui & Emma Imi Honokaupu, of Kailua, Maui; Brothers, Simeon Paul Kuailani Jr., Herman “Makaio” Kuailani (Sweetheart, Mary “Aunty Lei” Ishiki); Sisters, Rachel Kuailani, Violet Kuailani (Husband-Joseph “Sonny”) Poouahi.
Samuel is survived by his Children; Daughters- Bernie Kuailani, Tee Kuailani, Hanai Daughters – Muggs Enoka, Desiree (Abe) Park; Sons- Samuel Jr. (Doris Baldomir-Suan) Kuailani & Sanford (Maria Tapuro -deceased) Kuailani Uweko’olani Sr.; Grandchildren- Sanford (Talia Purdy) Kuailani Uweko’olani Sr., Kapena (Puaolena Park) Kuailani; Kona (Malia Avila) Kuailani; Shayla (Lopaka Carroll) Uweko’olani; Kainoa Kuailani; Kawehionālani. Kuailani, Kiane Chong, Kalae (Isaac Calderon), Kamila Uweko’olani, Natasha Uweko’olani; Great-Grandchildren- Ezekiel Makaliʻi-Uweko’olani, Bella K. Kuailani, Kanoa Kuailani, Kahanu Dedrick, Luka Kuailani, Mahie Dedrick, Jaycias Uweko’olani-Carroll, Kapuailihia Calderon, Keahonui Kuailani, Kaliana Dedrick, Ka’ananalu Kuailani, Ka’iwa Kuailani, Ayden Calderon, Malachi Kuailani, Kahiau Kuailani, Na’u Kuailani, Darling Kuailani, Taysom Calderon, and numerous nieces and nephews, including extended family and friends.
Brothers, George Kuailani & Charles Kuailani; Sisters, Frances Kuailani (Husband-Joaquin “Joe”, deceased) Kahalehoe, Linda “Ipo” Kuailani (Husband-Gene) Kaneapua, Laura Davis, Kehau Kuailani, Kathleen Kuailani, Carol Keanini, Laura Ann Kuailani, including numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on May 21, 2021 at Norman’s Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow.

The family of Samuel Kuailani Sr. would like to express a heartfelt gratitude to staff of Islands Hospice for their compassionate care during his time here and a special mahalo to Reverend Chang for his prayers, love and support.

Due to the on-going pandemic of COVID-19, we the family, kindly ask for those in attendance to wear your masks and practice social distancing at all times.

Condolences to: www.normansmortuary.com
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 9:00am
    When
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 9:00am
    Location
    Norman's Mortuary
    Address
    105 Waiale Road
    Wailuiku, HI 96793
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Norman's Mortuary
    Address
    105 Waiale Road
    Wailuiku, HI 96793
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    Notes
    Due to the on-going pandemic of COVID-19, we the family, kindly ask for those in attendance to wear your masks and practice social distancing at all times. Temp checks will be done at the door.. ALL Family & Friends that will not have a RSVP seating must walk throught the chapel and exit the rear. NO gathering on property and in the funeral home will not be permitted. We thank you for your cooperation.

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  • Interment

    Location
    Maui Memorial Park
    Address
    Waiale Road
    WAILUKU, HI 96793
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    Notes
    Garden of Meditation at 2:00p.m.

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