Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Honors Lawrence Zdvoracek for his service to the Community
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.