> Bro. Franklin Pao, SM passed away this morning, Oct. 12th, at 7:30a.m. His> passing was peaceful after a long illness in which he taught us all how to> face our end with dignity, love and aloha.>> Bro. Franklin left specific directions for the time of his death. He asked> that we go on to his AOL account and announce his death to everyone in his> Address Book. According to his wishes, therefore, I'm informing you of his> passing.>> Arrangements are pending for his funeral. His hope was to have his wake on> a Friday night at Mystical Rose Oratory on the Saint Louis/Chaminade campus.> His hope also was to have his funeral Mass at Hawaiian Veterans Memorial> Park in Kaneohe.>> May he truly rest in peace and aloha.>> Bro. Dennis Schmitz, SMAloha a nui to a gentle and wise soul who is with us always, barefoot,watchful, quiet, loving. I will holo soon i uka to pick his leipukiawe, as he requested, but let me know if you want to come with meto hoilili i na hua liilii, na ula, akala, a kea i ka ahui pukiawe.Reply only to ohukaniohia@gmail.com, please.'OhuJust yesterday I stopped at the three `ohi`a lehua trees in Malama Ki,to oli aloha for aunty Lehua, and thought on Brother FrankKaimiikepono Pao. As we left to descend, a white-phase 'io flew downand perched above us. I felt it was a kino kupuna, lole oloa, me hekahuna la.Aue this is too hard -- uhae ana ka naau i ke aloha ino.
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  • Aloha 'ino, I wish I could be home for the services. Give my love to everyone. Miss you very much!
    Posted by Noelani on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 4:20 PM

    I am sorry to hear of such loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you & his Ohana.
    Li`uli`u wale ka nohona i ka lâ o Hauola,
    He must of been a great and humble man.
    Posted by Mike - Sunset Studio. on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 7:51 PM

    Aloha Kumu 'Ohu:
    Sorry for the lost of your dear friend. malama, Kahealani
    Posted by Tiare Apetahi & Halau Hula O Kahealani on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 3:15 PM

    sorry for your loss.
    Posted by Kekz on Friday, October 12, 2007 - 2:43 PM
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