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Edward Rita

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Edward Rita

Place of birth: None

Edward K. Rita was born and raised in Lihue on the island of Kauai. He was a loving son, grandson, fiancé, brother and friend. Raised by his Grandmother, he grew up a free spirit, surfing, riding horses and helped his Grandmother take care of children with disabilities. After graduating high school, he joined the rodeo circuit along with his cousin and competed in team roping as well as singles roping. At the age of 21, he enlisted in the Army and proudly served for 18 years until getting an honorable medical discharge. Edward returned home to Lihue where he met his beautiful fiancé Le’ala. Active member in his motorcycle club, he was loved by all his brothers and sisters for his big heart, his easy going aloha spirit and quick wit.  May Edward always be remembered and his aloha live on.

Funeral Notice Detail

Edward passed too soon in a vehicle accident in Los Angeles while visiting family on May 24, 2016. His Aunt Phyllis passed immediately, Edward passed early morning on May 25, 2016. Funeral services were held for the family on Saturday May 28, 2016 in Los Angeles at All Faith. His cousin John Kelly will be returning his ashes home to Lihue.  Memorial services and scattering of ashes will be held at Anini Beach on Sunday July 3, 2016 at 3pm.  Lu' au will proceed after the traditional burial at sea, held by John Kelly and Edward's fiancé Le' a la. Bring your boards and all of your stories of aloha to share with everyone that loved Edward.

A Memorial Service will be held at

All Faith

11129 S Central Ave

Los Angeles , CA 90059

On: May 28, 2016

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