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Taps: William “Bill” Ahsee Kanaiaupuni Apaka, Jr.

April 6, 2020

William “Bill” Ahsee Kanaiaupuni Apaka Jr., 89, of Honolulu passed away on March 23, 2020. He was a proud Kamehameha Schools graduate from the Class of 1948. After Kamehameha, he attended the University of Hawaii and at the same time served in the Hawaii Army National Guard. He later left Honolulu to attend Columbia University where he obtained his Masters degree in Social Work. 

Upon his return to Honolulu, he worked for The Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center where he retired, then worked for and retired from the State of Hawaii Adult Mental Health Division as a Mental Health Supervisor. He was a Ki-Aikido Sensei, and an avid enthusiast for running where he ran and completed many Marathons and a few Ultra Marathons. 

He is survived by his wife Tsuneko (Kasahara); and his son Eric (Rae Ann) Apaka; granchildren Nicolas and Landon; brother Gil from California, and many of the Apaka ohana across the states. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, and a great friend to the many who got to know him. 

Due to the current world situation, a memorial service will be announced at a later time. Arrangements provided by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

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