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Celebration of Life Saturday, March 12 at Kakaʻako for Dr. Richard Kekuni Blaisdell

Date: March 7th, 2016 in Faculty    Print or PDF

Updated March 17
Hoʻolewa: a Celebration of Life ​for the extraordinary ​Dr. Richard Kekuni Akana Blaisdell, founding Chair of Medicine, will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the University of Hawai​’​i John A. Burns School of Medicine​ (JABSOM)​.

​”​Dr. Blaisdell inspired every generation of physicians trained at the medical school with his tireless devotion to producing highly-qualified, culturally sensitive doctors for Hawaiʻi,” said JABSOM Dean Jerris R. Hedges, MD. “Our alumni, faculty and staff overwhelmingly want to bring Dr. Blaisdell’s remains home to JABSOM one last time, to give him our aloha.”

Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m., with services at 11:00 a.m., and following the service, Nā Haliʻa Aloha from 12:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

​Dr. Blaisdell’s family and private donors will cover expenses.

Dr. Blaisdell died of respiratory failure on February 12 at the age of 90.

How to donate to the proposed Endowed Chair

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell Proposed Endowed Chair in Native Hawaiian Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (account #127-2010-2). Checks can be made payable to UH Foundation. To donate on line, click HERE.

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