Sorry for the delay in getting this out to you all. It took a while to gather all of the input and then Christmas and New Years intervened.
The video below is a follow up to the video tribute prepared by Gaye Miyasaki. It focuses more on the memorial service itself and contains moments that should be of interest to Punahou74 readers. It is somewhat lengthy so feel free to view it at your own pace.
You may wonder why the word “FUNeral” is used in the title for this post. It is because, as explained during the service, Neal thought of funerals as opportunities to remember the honored individual in a fun way. This idea became a mantra that was expressed throughout the service and so it seems appropriate to appreciate the video as “Neal Ane’s FUNeral Service.”
If you went to the funeral of Neal’s mother, Marilyn Blaisdell Ane, you would have seen how fun could be put into a funeral. In addition to the many funny stories that were told, the service featured a number of rousing Punahou fight songs for all to enjoy … plus a pep band!
Galen Kitamura’s story is the epitome of fun in Neal’s funeral. Be sure to listen to the tale that he relates to the audience.
After the conclusion of the service portion of the video there is some Punahou74 specific information and thoughts so stay tuned for that.
I apologize in advance for the relatively poor videoography. I only had an iPhone 3S so it is what it is. My daughter also told me that I should have held the phone sideways to get better video. Live, learn, and enjoy this final look at our classmate, Neal Ane.