The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001349736-01
Funeral Notices

August 20, 1954 – September 7, 2021

David John Pratt "DJ" passed away at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii Sept. 7, 2021. He was a founding member of Kalapana and one of Hawaii’s greatest guitarists of his generation, who helped set the foundation for contemporary Hawaiian music. DJ was humble, kind and generous. A true gentle soul.

DJ is survived by his life-long partner Robyn Ota, brother Vernal Pratt, and half siblings: Steven Pratt, Vernal-John Pratt, Vernalani Keb, and Tiana Kong Pratt.

Service is scheduled for November 20, 2021 at Kawaiaha’o Church. Vaccination card and ID required.

Public Visitation 1:00 pm. Private Service due to restrictions will be held at 2:00 pm. A Live stream of the service will be available on Facebook Live. Scattering of DJ’s ashes will take place on Nov 22, 2021 10:30 am at Dukes Beach

In lieu of monetary gifts, please consider donating to the "DJ Pratt Scholarship Fund", for Audio Engineering and Music at the UH Foundation.

Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC