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East Oahu park named for bay’s longtime guardian

  • COURTESY ANNMARIE KIRK

    Generations of the Lukela family gather around the new sign at the Maunalua Bay park renamed in honor of Joe Lukela. The highly skilled fisherman and conservationist cared for the bay for more than half a century. He died in 1966.

  • COURTESY ANNMARIE KIRK

    Joe Lukela III stands to have his picture taken near the sign bearing the name of his grandfather.

  • COURTESY LUKELA FAMILY

    Historical photo of Joe Lukela on the pier at Maunalua bay with his dog.

Ninety-year-old Joe Lukela III walked up to the sign bearing his grandfather’s name and it was like everyone gathered at the beach felt it at the same time. Some sighed, some wiped away tears. Something happened. Read more

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