Preparing to bid aloha to a man with a generous heart
Adrian Yadao of Maui Rents (first photo) uses a sledge hammer to drive a stake into the commons of University Hawaii Maui College on Tuesday afternoon while helping set up a tent for today’s funeral of prominent island businessman and philanthropist Dorvin Leis. Viewing is scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a service following. Food and refreshments will be provided after the service. A Kihei Canoe Club outrigger canoe was already on site as part of the decorations in honor of Leis’ first donation on Maui. After donating to the canoe club, he and his wife, Betty, went on to support many other worthy causes, including the college, Hospice Maui and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant on campus is a fine dining room run by students enrolled in the Maui Culinary Academy. Leis, 86, died at his home in Kihei on June 15.