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Samuel Cooke: Civic leader left an ‘unsurpassed’ legacy

  • COURTESY MARGO VITARELLI

    Sam Cooke and wife Mary sit outside the Manoa home, Kuali‘i, built by Cooke’s grandparents. The property, now known as the Manoa Heritiage Center, includes the restored Kuka‘o‘o Heiau, which is believed to be the last intact heiau in the Waikiki ahupuaa.

Samuel Alexander “Sam” Cooke, co-founder of the Manoa Heritage Center, a philanthropist and descendant of one of Hawaii’s prominent kamaaina families, died in his sleep Wednesday night. He was 78. Read more

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