LAYNE P. LUKE 59, Kailua, Hawaii, died on Monday, September 18, 2017. He died at home in Kailua, in his wife’s arms, with his children sitting at the side of the bed, holding his hands. He was ready to go after his battle with cancer. He graduated from Kailua High School in 1976 and went on to Kapiolani Community College where through the apprenticeship program started working at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in 1980. He retired in 2016 working for NAVSEA, Norfolk, Virginia, based out of PHNSYD as a Program Analyst. In lieu of a funeral service, on December 17, 2016, we threw a celebration of life party for Layne. He believed in gratitude, and he believed in joy. He didn’t want a funeral, where people would be sad that he was gone. He wanted a party, where people would be happy that he lived. We thought maybe about 100 people would show, but that night the room was packed with over 300. People flew from all over the world to be there. We shared stories, drank beer and wine, ate Hawaiian food, and listened to music. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Terry (Tessie), son, Brandon, Miho (Brandon’s fiancee), daughter, Brittni, Andy (Brittni’s husband), mother, Florence, brothers, Lance and Larsen and sister Lisa Anderson.
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