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Keau, Benjamin Puakuni[1]

Male 1914 - 1999  (85 years)


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  • Photos
    Evelyn Morreira Carrier, Hilda Morreira Keau and Benjamin Keau Sr.
    Evelyn Morreira Carrier, Hilda Morreira Keau and Benjamin Keau Sr.
    Photo inscribed "Frank and Kay Morreira's 50th Wedding Anniversary".
    David Keau, Benjamin Keau, Hilda Morreira Keau and Harriet Fernandez Cluney
    David Keau, Benjamin Keau, Hilda Morreira Keau and Harriet Fernandez Cluney
    Benjamin Keau and Hilda Morreira on their wedding day. Photo inscribed "L/R David Keau (bro. of groom), Benjamin Keau (groom), Hilda Morreira (bride), Harriet Fernandez Cluney (friend) April 23, 1938".
    Lee Jun Kalawaia, Shelby Kalawaia, Melvia Keau Kalawaia, Hilda Morreira Keau, Ben Keau Jr., Lisa Mortensen, Mark Kalawaia, Earl Kalawaia Jr., Chereen Asano Kalawaia, Earl Kalawaia Sr., Michelle Kalawaia Kai, Byron Kai, Ben Keau Sr., Keith Kalani Keau, Patti Keau, and Earlyne Kalawaia
    Earl Kalawaia Jr. and Chereen Asano Kalawaia on their wedding day. Photo inscribed "October 28, 1998. Our family at eldest son's wedding reception at Hawaian Regent Hotel on Oahu. Children in foreground: Lee-Jun Kalawaia and Shelby Kalawaia. Left to Right: Melvia, Mom Hilda Keau, bro Ben Keau Jr., Lisa Mortensen, son Mark, son/groom Earl Jr., bride Chereen Asano Kalawaia, husband Earl Sr. dtr. Michelle Kai, husband Byron Kai, dad Ben Keau Sr., brother Keith Kalani Keau, sis-in-law Patti, and dtr. Earlyne Kalawaia". (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Hilda Morreira Keau, Earl Kalawaia Jr., Benjamin Keau and Mark Keau
    Photo inscribed "May 1977. Mom (Hilda) and Dad (Benny) prior to Na Hoku Hanohano Awards dinner @ Ilikai Hotel, Hnl. w/Melvia's sons, Earl Jr and Mark" (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Benjamin Keau Sr. and Hilda Morreira Keau
    Benjamin Keau Sr. and Hilda Morreira Keau
    Photo inscribed "Hilda and Benny holding grandson's Na Hoku award for best single (recording) 'Molokai Slide'".

  • Name Keau, Benjamin Puakuni 
    Nickname Benny; Audi 
    Born 15 Sep 1914  Kalia, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Dec 1999  Keokea, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 12 Dec 1999  Holy Ghost Cemetery, Waiakoa, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6
    Person ID I316  A367
    Last Modified 22 May 2019 

    Family Morreira, Hilda Cyrilla,   b. 5 Jul 1919, Kula, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 2011, Kula, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [7
    Married 23 Apr 1938  Makena, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Keau, Melvia Leilani Lucille,   b. 13 Aug 1938, Keokea, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 2015, Kula, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Keau, Benjamin Puakuni Jr,   b. 28 Apr 1946, Keokea, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 2008, Kula, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Keau, Keith Kalani,   b. 3 Oct 1950, Keokea, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1999, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. Keau, Mervyn J. Mahealani,   b. 19 Mar 1951, Keokea, Maui, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1951, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Territory USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S283] Family records, Evelyn (nee Rodrigues) Marko, 12 December 2002, Evelyn (nee Rodrigues) Marko.

    2. [S135] Obituary, Benjamin Puakuni Keau, http://www.starbulletin.com/1999/12/08/new/obits.html.
      Benjamin P. Keau, also know as "Benny" or "Audi," 85, of Kula, Maui, who retired from Kula Hospital, died Monday at home. He was born in in Kalia. He is survived by wife Hilda; son Benjamin P. Jr.; daughter Melvia L. Kalawaia; brothers Charles, Arnold and Peter; sister Leinani Tavares; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Holy Ghost Catholic Cemetery. Aloha attire.
      Link active on search date, June 12, 2002. Copy in possession of Donald Rodrigues, Alameda, California.

    3. [S136] Obituary, Benjamin Puakuni Keau Sr., http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/1999/Dec/09/obituaries.html.
      Benjamin Puakuni "Benny" "Audi" Keau Sr., 85, of Kula, Maui, died Dec. 6, 1999. Born on Oahu. Retired after 44 years service with Kula Hospital, named Kiwanian of the Year in 1981 and former president of United Public Workers, Maui Division. Survived by wife, Hilda; son, Benjamin Puakuni Jr.; daughter, Melvis [sic] Leilani Kalawaia; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Charles, Arnold and Peter; sister Leinani Tavares. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial follows at Holy Ghost Catholic Cemetery.
      Link active on search date, June 12, 2002. Copy in possession of Donald Rodrigues, Alameda, California.

    4. [S20] Kalawaia Family Genealogies and Facts, Melvia (nee Keau) Kalawaia, http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/1999/Dec/09/obituaries.html.

    5. [S135] Obituary, Benjamin Puakuni Keau, http://www.starbulletin.com/1999/12/08/new/obits.html.
      Benjamin P. Keau, also know as "Benny" or "Audi," 85, of Kula, Maui, who retired from Kula Hospital, died Monday at home. He was born in in Kalia. He is survived by wife Hilda; son Benjamin P. Jr.; daughter Melvia L. Kalawaia; brothers Charles, Arnold and Peter; sister Leinani Tavares; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Holy Ghost Catholic Cemetery. Aloha attire.
      [Link active on search date, June 12, 2002. Copy in possession of Donald Rodrigues, Alameda, California.]

    6. [S136] Obituary, Benjamin Puakuni Keau Sr., http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/1999/Dec/09/obituaries.html.
      Benjamin Puakuni "Benny" "Audi" Keau Sr., 85, of Kula, Maui, died Dec. 6, 1999. Born on Oahu. Retired after 44 years service with Kula Hospital, named Kiwanian of the Year in 1981 and former president of United Public Workers, Maui Division. Survived by wife, Hilda; son, Benjamin Puakuni Jr.; daughter, Melvis [sic] Leilani Kalawaia; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Charles, Arnold and Peter; sister Leinani Tavares. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary; service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church; Mass 10 a.m.; burial follows at Holy Ghost Catholic Cemetery.
      [Link active on search date, June 12, 2002. Copy in possession of Donald Rodrigues, Alameda, California.]

    7. [S20] Kalawaia Family Genealogies and Facts, Melvia (nee Keau) Kalawaia.