HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Senate opened its doors today to members of the public who wished to express their sympathies to the family of the late Senator Gilbert Kahele. The 73 year old Hilo senator died peacefully and surrounded by family on Tuesday at Queens Medical Center.
The Senate chamber will be open tomorrow, Thurs. January 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for members of the public to pay their respects. A condolence book is available to sign that will be shared with the family.
State lawmakers will then pay a final tribute to the late Senator as a motorcade passes the State Capitol on Beretania Street on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9 a.m.
The motorcade will continue on to Hickam Air Force Base where the late Senator will be flown to his hometown of Hilo for memorial services.
The state senate reports a celebration of life for Senator Kahele will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the Hilo Civic Auditorium. A private burial at sea will be held at Kapua Bay.