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

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.