Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Honors Lawrence Zdvoracek for his service to the Community

Kaneohe, Hawaii – February 18, 2010 – The Kaneohe Neighborhood Board has recognized longtime resident and board member Larry Zdvoracek for his many years of community service. The recognition and award coincides with the observance of his 90th birthday.

Mr. Zdvoracek was born in St. Louis, MO. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and was stationed in Hawaii from 1937-1941. He lived in Waikiki during the 40’s where he learned to surf. He met his wife on a blind date while still in the Navy and was married on 2/14/41. He served as air warden in Kaimuki during the Second World War.

He served as a Kahu, paster, on Kauai and Oahu during the 50s and 60s. He worked for the Federal Government for 20 years both here and in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Washington D.C. chapter of the Hawaii State Society from 1966 through the 90’s. He played base ukulele and sang in the Mahina Bailey Halau in the 60s and with the Aloha Serenaders in the 70s.

He raised funds for Danny Akaka and Cec Heftel in Washington, D.C.

Since moving back to Kaneohe in 1987 Mr. Zdvoracek has been an active member in the community. Mr. Zdvoracek was first elected to the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board in 1995, served as its chair and continues to serve as an at-large member of the board. In addition, Mr. Zdvoracek also serves as a member of the Kokokahi Community Association.

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