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.
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THE LIBOY OHANA/FAMILIA(FAMILY)