George “Big Papa” Kauhi Jr., 97

George “Big Papa” Jr., 97 passed away on October 30, 2017 of natural causes at his home in Wailuku. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Norman’s Mortuary in Wailuku starting at 9:00 am with services to follow at 10:30 am.

Burial will be held at 9:00 am on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Makawao Veteran’s Cemetery.

Big Papa was born in Honolulu, Oahu. He was an army veteran who served in World War II. For 30 years he worked at Hawaiian Telephone Company as an installer. George is best known as a beloved local musician.

He is survived by his beloved wife Emma, nine children, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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