In Honor of

Donations made in memory of an individual or in honor of a person (such as donations in lieu of birthday gifts) are listed here.

Donation in memory of

Aline Chow
Bob Kane

Charles Wayne Hodges
Cinde Ulman
Margaret Wong
Art Whistler

Donations in Memory of Bob Kane

  • Lisa Preston
  • Kelli Xu

Bob Kane, National Pioneer in high school hospice education, has died. It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Bob Kane, who died on September 23, 2019 at his home in Japan. Bob was an amazing person and will be missed.

Bob was an active and involved member of Kōkua Mau including being a member of our Speakers Bureau. Bob was a national pioneer in getting high school students to talk about death and dying and ran Iolani School’s Hospice program that trained high school students to be hospice volunteers so they could be a part of the final journey of dying people. Bob graciously asked colleagues at Iolani to donate to Kokua Mau in his honor.

Bob received an NAIS Leading Edge Award for his secondary school hospice curricula at The Norman Howard School, and developed hospice programs at The Harley School, Mercy High School and The Grammar School in Sligo, Ireland. Bob’s programs are internationally recognized, featured in print and media, as well as in the 2013 award winning documentary film “Beginning With The End”. Here is short trailer

Donations in Memory of Aline Chow

  • Liz Nelson

Aline (Mei Ki Kam) Chow was a beloved wife, renowned artist and loving mother and grandmother.  She was born in China, but made her home in Queen’s New York and Honolulu.  Along with her pastel paintings, her award winning works have been included in the Pastel Society of America and the American Watercolor Society.

Donations in Memory of Margaret Wong

  • Hawaii Association of Health Underwriters

Margaret Wong was a tireless champion of helping our community to get the best benefits possible from Medicare and was Hawaii Sales and Marketing Director of Copeland Insurance Group. Here is a link to her obituary.

You can see Margaret on our YouTube channel with her presentation: Questions about Medicare? – The ABCD’s of Medicare explained. This presentation from June 2020, also brings back memories when we were all still new to zoom.

Donations in Memory of Art Whistler

  • Pali Momi Palliative Care

Art Whistler, world-renowned botanist and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa alumnus and lecturer died April 2, 2020 after contracting COVID-19 at the age of 75.

Art Whistler bio can also be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered from June 8, 2020.

He is survived by a sister in Seattle and his adult children, Sean in Vancouver, and Kira Matangi in New Zealand.

Whistler specialized in the tropical plants of Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Calif., he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Samoa. He then moved to Hawaiʻi and earned his PhD in botany from UH Mānoa in 1979, with his research focused on the vegetation of Samoa. (more)

Donation in honor of

by Pali Momi Palliative Care in honor of the compassion, integrity, and dedication that Dr. Emese Somogyi exemplifies in the care of her patients and loved ones.

Pat Nishimoto by Joan Foaley

Dr. Pat Nishimoto We thank the staff at “Med One” at Tripler who, as a departing gift to Dr Pat. made a contribution in her honor to her favorite charity: Kōkua Mau. Mahalo to all involved and and happy travels Dr. Pat.