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One Last Luau
One Last Luau

George was surrounded by his two greatest loves-family and the Aloha spirit- one more time.

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Hospice Hawaii made my grandfather their grandfather also...I am so thankful for all of u at the Kailua Hospice House for caring for my papa and...

Tiffany Tabar... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

One Last Luau

George Rosete embraced the Aloha spirit. He worked as a parking attendant at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for years and would greet guests with kindness and warmth.  During his stay at Hospice Hawaii’s Kailua Home, George and his family received the kindness, warmth, and specialized care he needed as he faced the challenges that come with terminal colon cancer.

Even though his memory was fading, George knew he wanted to be surrounded by the two things he loved the most- his family and the spirit of Hawaii.  The staff at Hospice Hawaii decided the best way to celebrate both was to organize a luau for George and his loved ones.

Family members flew in from the mainland. Traditional luau fare such as poi, kalua pig and ahi were on the menu, and musicians played Hawaiian songs.  George took it all in with a contented smile, sometimes closing his eyes and resting.  The family posed for plenty of pictures and gathered in a prayer circle during this celebration of George’s life.

“This luau meant a lot to me,” he said. “I was able to spend time with my loved ones and the staff here, who are now a part of my family, too.”

George Rosete died on April 12, 2014 at the age of 89.

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Hospice Hawaii made it possible for my Dad have his last days of his life very special with the Luau.

Deborah R Tabar... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

I am very Blessed to have spent the months,days w/my father away from my home in WA but then Hawaii is my home alwa

Diana Rosete-Perry... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

Hospice Hawaii made my grandfather their grandfather also...I am so thankful for all of u at the Kailua Hospice Hous

Tiffany Tabar... replied on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:58

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