John A. Burns School of Medicine: Honolulu, HI (map)
March 12, 2016 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ho‘olewa: 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 Hawai‘i," 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 Hali‘a Aloha from 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dr. Blaisdell's family and private donors will cover expenses.
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. Click here to donate online.
Additional details about parking for the ceremony and other updates will be posted as they become available on UH Med Now.