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Isle philanthropist Cooke ‘loved people’

  • Jamm Aquino / jaquino@staradvertiser.com

    A standing-room-only crowd gathered at Central Union Church in Honolulu on Saturday to celebrate the life of Samuel Cooke.

In a celebration of life as steeped in smiles and laughter as in tears, friends and family remembered Samuel Cooke on Saturday as a “visionary pragmatist,” a “connector” and a man whose love of arts, culture and the environment was expressed in a half-century of philanthropic works. Read more

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