OBITUARY

Allan Jay Aunapu

March 26, 1941February 11, 2021

Allan Jay Aunapu was born on March 26, 1941and passed away on February 11, 2021 and is under the care of Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

He is survived by Greg Aunapu (Son), Diane Masaitis (Sister).

  • FAMILY

  • Greg Aunapu, Son
  • Diane Masaitis, Sister

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Allan Jay Aunapu

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Brant Miller

February 27, 2021

I’m saddened to have learned of the passing of Allan, who was the first Captain of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. My condolences to Allan’s family. As a teenager in the late 1960’s, I did two wonderful week-long stints as a crew member of the Clearwater, a vision brought to life by Pete Seeger to bring folks together to clean up the Hudson River. Alan was the coolest, most laid back guy, and a good musician and singer to boot.

Fast forward to 1981, when I performing at a poolside hotel gig with my old Alaska buddy, Jim, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. I saw a familiar-looking face in the small audience, and it was Allan! During our break, I went over and told him I had crewed on the Sloop under him. He explained he was the skipper of a sailboat docked at the nearby harbor for a few days. I asked Allan if he’d like to do a song or two, and he performed a couple, including one he’d written called “Nice, Very Nice,” which I remembered him singing on the Clearwater. He was just a cool, laid back and nice as I remembered him.

May you rest in peace, Allan.

Luther Roberts

February 20, 2021

I met Alan in 1966 when I joined the crew of a three-masted schooner called "Lover Boy". (The owner didn't want a "girl's" name for his boat.) Alan was the captain and the voyage was from Miami to Los Angeles with stops in Jamaica, Panama, Acapulco, and Ensenada. It was a memorable trip with an unforgettable captain.

Sarah Noble, Manager/Funeral Director

February 19, 2021

We the Staff of Kraeer Sample Road Funeral Home would like to extend our most deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but love leaves memories that no one can steal.”

Susan Steinhauser

February 17, 2021

I still remember the first day I met Allan at a Broward Sierra meeting. It was my first meeting and he was so incredibly welcoming. What a kind soul. Allan - I will forever be grateful for your conversation about nature, motorcycles, and those cool socks you wore. You will be sorely missed ...

james folker

February 16, 2021

I will always treasure the music,,laughter,,stories and adventures that Allan left with me..He will be missed by many,,many, who knew him, R.I.P. Allan.

Louise Sherwood

February 15, 2021

I was saddened to hear the news today of Allan's passing. I called my brother and shared what I knew with him.

I wanted to reach out to his family and let you know we are sharing your grief. Both Bill and I have such wonderful memories of not only of our days on 29th street but also high school and beyond.

I don't have any contact information for his family but if you'd like to share with me, please feel free to contact me.

Love always,
Louise Quinn Sherwood

LouiseSherwood42@gmail.com