The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001298198-01
Funeral Notices


Donald Boyce (Hawaii’s Palaka Santa) passed away on September 30, 2020 in Kailua, Hawaii at the age of 81 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 7, 1939 in Murray, Utah. Donald is survived by wife Gwendolyn; sons Nelson (Candace), Skip (Susan), Troy (Michelle), Craig (Krista); daughters, Cassy, Renee, Treva (Floyd), Jolene Santangelo; 18 grand- children and 7 great-grandchildren. Donald was a professional Santa for over 40 years. He was known around the world as the Palaka Santa, who would ride into Waikiki Beach aboard a canoe dressed in a red palaka Santa suit and flashing a shaka.

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