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WB6TRF, Samuel Kaai – SK

Posted by af6aq on May 13th, 2010

WB6TRF

Samuel W Kaai

Vallejo, CA 94591

USA

Samuel Webster Kaai

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June 9, 1930 – April 29, 2010

Our beloved father, Samuel Webster Kaai, 79, passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2010. He was born on June 9, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was the son of Paul Kaumuali’i Kaai and Daisy Lincoln Kaai.

He attended Kaahumanu Elementary School and Iolani High School. After graduation, he attended the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point in Long Island, N.Y., where he received his bachelor’s degree in science.

In 1953, he was commissioned as an ensign. During his 10 years of service with the U.S. Navy, he advanced to the rank of lieutenant. He served in active duty from 1953-1964. He married Caroline Ululani Mills in Yonkers, N.Y., on Dec. 5, 1961. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Oakland Temple on Dec. 8, 1996. She preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 1998.

He loved his family, his church, and his country and had a firm and abiding testimony of his Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various church positions. He was also a member of the Vallejo Amateur Radio Club for 45 years.

As a family, we will truly miss our father’s smile, laugh and love. We feel truly blessed to have been raised by an amazing man who sacrificed everything he had for our happiness and well-being. We love our father and look forward to the day that we will all be reunited again as a forever family!

He is survived by his four children, Julie, Rebecca (Fiaalii), Sandra (Tyrone) and Sam (Betty); his sister, Ku’ulei Aila from Waimanalo; his mother-in-law, Elaine Mills of Honokaa; and eight grandchildren, Eliane, Lilia, Noah, Maile, Macey, Tyrone, Cameron and Kainoa.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the Vallejo Second Ward, 1125 Southhampton Road, in Benicia. A brief viewing was held at 2 p.m. prior to the services. Internment, LDS Cemetery in Kamuela, HI.