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Clifford Prais, 78

Clifford “Dahlin” Prais of Kahului, Maui passed away with his wife and daughter by his side at Maui Memorial Medical Center on September 14, 2021. He was born on April 3, 1943 in Pu’unene, Maui.

Clifford is survived by his wife of 48 years, El-len Prais; daughter Leah (Ama) Quiniola; grand-son, La’i; brothers Sam (Irish) Kaeo, Francis Prais, Michael Prais, and sister Ann (Benny) Lurendez.

He was predeceased by his parents Graciano and Emily (Kaeo) Prais, brothers Jimmy Kaeo, Phillip Prais, and Kalani Prais.

He is also survived and loved by many nieces and nephews.

After 30 long years, Clifford sadly retired after working as a custodian at Kahului Elementary School. He took great pride in his job. He loved helping teachers and keeping the students safe was always a priority to him. He worked till the age of 76 because it brought him so much joy.

Clifford loved traveling and seeing new places with family, cruising the island in his truck, and throwing net. He had a very special gift and was asked to bless people’s homes and schools often. He was a hard-working man who will be remembered for his kind heart, friendly smile, and his immense love for God, his entire ‘ohana, and especially for his one and only mo’opuna, La’i.

Online condolences may be made at: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.