Dennis Pavao 2002:
A Tribute to a Friend & Classmate

Sunday, January 27, 2002

To  the Pavao Family,

Today, you will gather to honor a man who was a beloved husband, father, son,  brother, nephew and cousin, who gifted the world with his smiling presence and his wholehearted music.  

Today, although I am physically far away, I join you in remembering Dennis, his life, and what he meant to us as one who knew him as as a friend and classmate in Puna, before the world discovered him. 

This website is a friend's and classmate's way of paying tribute to him.  His life was a gift to me, and I wish to sincerely thank him for his generous and continuous giving of himself to us, even after we left our sweet corner of the island to go our separate ways in the world. He will live on in our hearts, minds, and thoughts, and his legacies -- his music and his children -- will continue to gift us. 

Bless you in this time of deep sorrow and loss.  Do know that we share them with you.

`O wau no~, me ke Aloha a me ka minamina,
A Friend and Classmate

"Life is a Gift."

 "The only gift is a portion of thyself..."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


September Morn  2002