ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS
No. 2019 – 2
REMEMBERING AND CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CARL “SAM” WAYNE SAMPAGA, RETIRED 1ST SERGEANT OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, AND MEMBER OF MOKU‘ĀINA A WAKINEKONA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB
WHEREAS, Carl “Sam” Wayne Sampaga was born June 30, 1953, in Honolulu, Hawai‘i to Martin Sampaga and Barbara (Steinhoff) Sampaga; and
WHEREAS, Carl attended Farrington High School in Honolulu and later earned his GED; and
WHEREAS, Carl, settled where he lived in Lacey, Washington for 16 years; and
WHEREAS, Carl served in the U.S Army where he lived in Germany, California and Colorado and later retired from the military in 1996 as a E-7; and
WHEREAS, after retirement, Carl worked as a census taker for Party Outfitters, and last as a Horizon Transport driver; and
WHEREAS, Carl loved cooking Hawaiian food and playing kī ho‘alu with his guitar with the braddahs; and
WHEREAS, Carl and his braddah Cliff Young were known to be inseparable; and
WHEREAS, Carl was known for telling his stories about his time in the army, using the shaka brah hand signal and letting everyone know about the “DA KINE;” and
WHEREAS, Carl became a member of Moku‘āina A Wakinekona Hawaiian Civic Club on February 7, 2009; and
WHEREAS, Carl “Sam” Wayne Sampaga passed away on July 11, 2019, in Lacey, Washington; and
WHEREAS, Carl is survived by his wife, Loretta “Hela” Aken of Lacey, Washington; Sons, Kimo Sampaga of Ramstal, Germany and Nick Aken of Lacey, Washington; Daughters, Leila Ryusaki of Hilo, Hawai‘i, Marie “Lani” Trevino of San Antonio, Texas, and Monika “Ala” Sampaga of Germany; a total of nine mo‘opuna; Sisters, Raynette Bantolina, Journette Napeahi and April Rapez, all of Hawai‘i; his Mother, Barbara Steinhoff of Honolulu, Hawai‘i; and he is predeceased by his father, Martin Sampaga.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at its 60th Annual Convention in Lahaina, Maui, in the malama of Welehu and the rising of Lāʻau Pau, this 16th day of November 2019, remembering and celebrating the life of Carl “Sam” Wayne Sampaga, Retired 1st Sergeant of the United States Army, and member of Moku‘āina A Wakinekona Hawaiian Civic Club; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a moment of silence be held by the delegates in honor of Carl “Sam” Wayne Sampaga at this Convention; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to Benjamin K. Baker, Moku‘āina A Wakinekona Hawaiian Civic Club, Daughter Leila Ryusaki, as well as the Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, President of the State Senate, Speaker of the State House of Representatives, Chair of the State Senate subject matter committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the State House subject matter committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and all County Mayors.
The undersigned hereby certifies that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted in the malama of Welehu and the rising of Lāʻau Pau on the 16th day of November 2019, at the 60th Annual Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in Lahaina, Maui.
Hailama V. K. K. Farden, President