ABERAHAMA PANUI HAS GONE.
Gone upon the dark path of Kane to the other shore of the black river of death, is our beloved younger sibling [pokii], Aberahama Panui, on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 28, 1918, at 7:30 a. m., at Kahana, Kaanapali, Maui.
He left the two of us, his older siblings [hanaumua] and the ohana living in Honolulu, at forty years old and some. Our pokii was born at Kapaa, Kauai, by Kaua (f) and A. Panui (m) Sr., and he left and came to live with the two of of, his hanaumua in Kahana, Kaanapali, Maui; our pokii wasted away many days with sickness, and a cure was sought from the government doctors of Lahaina, but they found nothing, because the effects of the sickness was very severe, with coughing and cramping in his stomach, which shortened his life.
And to his friends and fellows goes our thanks for their floral gifts and their gathering with us during our hours of sadness; just like the Holy Book says, the life of man is vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away; the dirt returns to the dirt, for out of it wast thou taken; and with these thoughts, the two of us pray to our eternal Father, to guide and watch over us with protection from above. Amene.
The two of us in sadness,
CHARLES B. MENESE,
MRS. LOIKA MENESE.
Kahana, Kaanapali, Maui, Mar. 5, 1918.
(Kuokoa, 3/22/1918, p. 3)