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Don The Beachcomber Obituary
The Blue Kahuna
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From: Points East & West
Posted: 2013-07-11 02:39 am   Permalink

Great thread . . .

 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-07-11 2:59 pm   Permalink

Very cool!
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On 2013-07-10 22:38, SpaceAgeCity wrote:
I just found another piece of the Donn Beach story that I haven't seen in print before. I've posted it on my local history blog at
http://ochistorical.blogspot.com/2013/07/keeping-costa-mesa-safe-for-democracy.html
Looks like Don the Beachcomber had more of an Orange County connection than we knew.

Chris



 
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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 193
From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2013-07-11 10:02 pm   Permalink

Hey Roberts did you go? I went around noon. Thanks Koolau for this cool location. I had to go. Here's a pic (the plot is on the left about four rows in from the corner and next to the curb and the grand American flag & pole on the right.

Also a map of the Punch Bowl Veteran cemetery grounds (Entrance, Flag pole & grave site in red:

The grand Donn of maybe not specifically tiki but tiki life. Party on Donn - no Luau on!


 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-07-11 10:10 pm   Permalink

Sailor Jerry is also buried there, as well as many other notables.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-07-14 6:04 pm   Permalink

I notice the obituary says he was from New Orleans. His ex-wife, Phoebe, claimed he was from Texas, as does Wikipedia.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-08-20 6:13 pm   Permalink

I was rather unsurprised today when I discovered that Donn Beach died from liver cancer.



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