Celebrating the Life of Charles Peʻapeʻa Makawalu Kekuewa Burrows

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We welcomed you on zoom to celebrate the life of Charles Peʻapeʻa Makawalu Kekuewa Burrows on June 18th, 2022

Technology made it possible to invite you to join us virtually on zoom wherever you live on this beautiful planet.

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In Memoriam

Charles Pe‘ape‘a Makawalu Kekuewa Burrows, 88, formerly of Kāneohe, passed away peacefully at home in Kansas surrounded by ‘ohana on April 30, 2022. Born in Honolulu to David Napihe and Harriet Pauole Burrows, his early years were spent hānai to grandparents in Kailua. Native Hawaiian values and experiences exploring nature nurtured his passion to “Aloha and Mālama the ‘Āina.”

A 1951 graduate of Kamehameha Schools, he served in U.S. Coast Guard, earned his EdD, and taught science in Oregon followed by 35 years at his alma mater. “Doc” conducted numerous field studies throughout the islands and sites elsewhere that instilled in students the awareness of environment and conservation needs with many pursuing careers in related fields. By connecting students to exciting and meaningful ‘real world’ activities, an administrator shared that Chuck expressed his scientific knowledge and skills through his commitment to the world around him.

He served on executive boards and started or participated in several organizations focused upon protecting and conserving Hawaii`s ecosystems. Through partnerships with government agencies, significant strides have been made, e.g., Kaho‘olawe, Kawai Nui Marsh, Ulupō Heiau. When recognized for all his volunteer services, he continually accepted the awards on behalf of all participants.

Survived by Clara Berard, loving wife of 66 years, 2 children-David (Shirley) Burrows (predeceased), Kathryn (Allen) Benjamin and 6 grandchildren-Alexander (Aurelia) always ready to join “Papa” in living his passion.

Memorial contributions may be made online to scholarships in his honor at Pauahi Foundation and Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, Church of the Crossroads/PJSC ministry or one of your choice.