Ruditt Santa Liboy Sr.

November 19, 1936April 16, 2013

RUDITT SANTA LIBOY, SR., 76, of Mililani (formally of the Waianae Coast, Ewa Beach and Makakilo), passed away April 16, 2013 in Honolulu. He was born on November 19, 1936 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico to parents Enrique Carmelo Liboy Negron (Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA) and Rafaela Santa Mercede (Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA).

Although he did not complete high school, he was one of the selected few adults to attend University of Hawaii Research and Planning Program, sponsored by the Federally Funded Model Cities Program. He was a very civic -minded person, involved in Education, Employment, Housing, Recreation and the need for Medical Resources that was lacking in the Waianae Community. He was a founding member of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Organization, Veterans of Foreign War, Honlolulu Community Action Program, Parent Teacher Association and many other community organizations. He was also a CBer, whose handle was “The Godfather” and “Silver Fox”, originally from Waianae. Other organizations he was involved in were: Waianae Jaycees, Waianae and Lualualei Lions Club any many numerous other organizations.

He was an active member of the Democratic Party. Involved in elections of party members such as: Frank Fasi, Spark Matsunaga, Patsy Mink, Daniel Akaka, John Waihee and many more local community reps and council members.

Married to Dora T. K. (Flores) Liboy for 55 years. They met at a place called Swanky Burgers. When he was on land he would stay at the Army Navy YMCA. He came over for dinner in 1957 and the rest is history. LOL!!!!

55 years later, he is survived by his 5 children: Sons: Ruditt S. (Tracy) Liboy Jr., Enrique C. (Rosalind) Liboy and William B. Liboy; Daughters: Rafaela W.L. (Joseph, Jr.) Lewis and Iris K.K. (Keola Wilkins) Liboy, 11 Grandchildren/5 hanai, 8 Great-Grandchildren; brothers Edgar and Ruben Liboy; sisters Sonia Recio and Sandra Liboy.

Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013, at Borthwick Mortuary-Maunakea Chapel. Memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. Private inurnment will be at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at a later date. Casual attire is suggested.

To all of our family and friends that we may have forgotten to mention, MOTHER is having a “SENIOR MOMENT” (LOL), please forgive us. Feel free to express yourself on OUR DADDYS/PAPAS page.



  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 3, 2013

Ruditt Santa Liboy Sr.

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February 7, 2014

ever late.. we are.. but we didnt want to leave without saying that as a longtime friend and neighbor of nanakuli past, you were always there to express advice and opinions (lol)... all the old neighborhood can not forget a truly powerful man ... we are blessed to have know you and all the ohana... rip ..
aloha Rey & Pam Bersamin (brown baby/white baby)

enrique liboy

December 25, 2013

We will miss you dearly DAD. Love Enrique/roz liboy & Ohana

rey & pam BERSAMin

June 25, 2013

so many memories from years past... a true aloha buddy, cber, neighbor.. aloha and blessings to your ohana .

Iris Liboy

May 15, 2013

Hi Daddy...It feels like an eternity has passed since you left us. We had our first Mothers Day without you. And it felt empty. There will be so many more "firsts" without you, and it feels so wrong cause you were always there. How do I cope Daddy? How? The songs from your video was on and I couldn't hold back my tears. I miss you so much Daddy, infact , we all do. You are my HERO...I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK ALWAYS.

Rafaela Lewis

May 5, 2013

These are Part of Ruditt Santa Liboy's Blessing's.


April 28, 2013

Iam Evelyn Grace Lboy 'Iam so glad to have met u my cuzin Ruditt u will be miss but not forgotton .I meet u on facebook we talk throu skyp .so iam gald to have talk too u that day for the first time with u & ur son it was a talk to ya... so now ur i heaven with GOD iam going to miss u alot R.I.P RUDITT


Michael Kaha

April 27, 2013

From my family to yours- Our love and sympathies go out to you during this time of sadness. My sorrow for Uncle's passing is surpassed only by my admiration and joy in being a part of his life. Aloha

Pearl McCabe

April 27, 2013

Thanks for the memories. Condolences to Dora and the rest of the Liboy ohana. Love you guys.

Nedra Chung

April 26, 2013

To Dora and her family: Though Rudy's passing was expected, it nevertheless was shocking news to hear. It's hard to believe someone so vital, energetic, engaging, involved and concerned for life, community, family and friends is gone, pau, no more. No longer with us. No more political commentary coming from Liboy. At least not down here; most likely up there, for sure. Dora, keep the fight going. Once an activist, always an activist. Make some quiet time for yourself to recharge. You did a terrific job at caring for Rudy over the years. Take care of yourself and check in with me once in awhile, yeah.

Edgar Liboy

April 26, 2013

To my Uncle Rudy Love you, My condolences and prayers go out to my cousins and Auntie Dora. God Bless You... We'll never forget you.....