"Uncle" Henry Elia "Kalana" Kamae, Jr.
"Uncle" Henry Elia "Kalana" Kamae, Jr., 72, of Long Beach, California, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was born July 27, 1941 in Honolulu, HI to Maraea and Henry Kamae Sr. One of 7 siblings, Henry served several missions for the LDS church, building missions that included building the Polynesian Cultural Center and LDS Hawaiian Temple; proselyting missions to Hong Kong and the Philippines. He was multilingual. He has been a resident of California for the last 40 years. Henry played and taught ukulele with a passion. His life was filled with music and he shared that joy with many. He was deeply rooted in Hawaiian Culture and spread the spirit of Aloha where ever he went. He found great joy participating in many Hawaiian Groups, Polynesian Associations and Ukulele Clubs. Henry served his church for many years and called the LDS Long Beach 7th ward his home. He is survived by his dear sweetheart and wife of 31 years, Liz Kamae; 4 sons and 4 daughters; 17 grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth and Kane Kamae and the whole Kamae Ohana. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January18, 2014 at 10am. 6979 Orange Ave., Long Beach, CA. Donations graciously accepted with thanks and aloha at giveforward.com, Uncle Henry Kamae Memorial Fund. Please sign the guestbook atwww.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Jan. 14, 2014