Olive Y.K. Wong Silva, 96
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Olive Y.K. Wong Silva, 96 of Maui, died at Kahului Hale Makua on April 25, 2019. She was born on July 20, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Olive lived a full life. She worked at many places, including Bank of Hawaii Paia, Diamond Head Handicap School, and Department of Education Maui. She also loved doing Ki Aikido.
Predeceased in death by her parents, Wong Wah Ako and Chock Sui Chun; husband Paul Combo Silva Sr.; hanai papa, Harry Kanekawaiola Purdy; sisters, Rachel Wolkind, Harriet Kawaihilo, Anna Chillingworth, Nalani Leslie; and brother, Harry K. Purdy. Olive is survived by, brothers, Robert Wong, Edward (Zeke) Wong, Gerald (Peggy) Wong of Arizona; sister Peggy Wong Lee; sons Tommie (Ana) Tomorrow of California, Gilbert (Brenda) Silva of Maui, Paul C. Silva Jr. of Texas; daughters, Donna Silva Oribio Cullinan of Maui, and Paulette R. Silva of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren; and many friends and families.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao.
Olive’s family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Hale Makua Kahului and the staff at Islands Hospice for taking great care of Olive Silva.