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Taps: Paul N. Kahunahana

January 12, 2018

Paul N. KahunahanaPaul N. Kahunahana, 73, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 9, 2017.  He was born in Honolulu.

He was a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4.  His last IDT assignment was OTB – RTS – M (Ordinance Training Battalion, Regional Training Site – Maintenance) located in the Waiawa Armory. He was also a Military Technician as the Allied Trades Shop Foreman at the UTES (Unit and Training Equipment Site).

He was an avid reader, mechanic, and handyman who routinely fixed things around the house. His hobbies included vacationing in Las Vegas, reading, gardening and walking his dogs. He loved animals and spent time volunteering at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Paul was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who touched many lives with his grace, care and kindness. He will be remembered for his easy going nature, thoughtful loving heart, and contagious laugh. He embodied kindness, optimism, and generosity. He left an indelible mark on those he touched with his infinite spirit of aloha.

Paul is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Paul Jr. (Natalie), David (Darlene) and daughter Polly Calbero (Arnie), granddaughters Sasha, Trisha, Natazia, Anela, and Saralee, 5 great grandchildren, and brothers Kenneth (Bella) and Joseph. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Solomon Kahunahana, Francis Kau, James Kau, David Paresa, Elizabeth (Ha’alako) Wilson, Therese Kim Seu, Elizabeth (Tita) Castro Dias, Mona Ann Walker.

Visitation:  10:00 a.m.;  Services:  11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel.  Inurnment:  2:00 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

Retiree News extends heartfelt sympathy to Paul’s family and friends.


Mahalo to Vern Nakasone for sharing this information to Retiree News.

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