Lawrence Matthew Awai, Sr., 78

Lawrence Matthew Awai, Sr., 78, of Pukalani, passed away on November 17, 2018 at his residence. He was born on September 21, 1940 in Wailuku.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, service will begin at 11 a.m.; burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

Lei and flowers are welcome.

Lawrence was a graduate of St. Anthony School. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging Company.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Awai; daughter, Diane (Floyd Jr.) Kemfort; sons, Lawrence Awai Jr., and Brandon (Mya) Awai; brothers, James (Gail) Awai, Llewellyn (Louella) Awai, Glen (Jodie) Awai, Ward (Pamela) Awai; 3 grandchildren, Star (Corey) Kemfort, Storm (Shasta) Kemfort, and Ace Awai; 3 step-grandsons, Floyd Kemfort III, Apalo (Asia) Kemfort, and Makani Smith Kemfort; 2 great-grandchildren, Leo and Knight Kemfort; 4 step-great-grandchildren, Hiilani, Tytan, Athena, and Ares.

Lawrence was predeceased by his children, Regina Ann and Allen James.

The family wishes to express gratitude for the support and care received from Islands Hospice.

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