Law School releases final plans for the services for CJ Richardson

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jul 7, 2010

CJ Richardson
CJ Richardson
The William S. Richardson School of Law at UH Mānoa releases the final plans for the services for William S. Richardson, who passed away on June 21, 2010.   
July 8 viewing and visitation: From 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., CJ Richardson will lie in state at the Law School Moot Courtroom to afford the opportunity for all the people of Hawai‘i and others who have flown in to pay respects and bid him a fond farewell. To accommodate the expected large number of visitors throughout the day, all visitors will be directed to park in the Zone 20 Parking Structure, with entry by turning off Dole Street onto Lower Campus Road. There will be a special lane for those attending the visitation, free of charge.
The Zone 17 parking lot next to the Law School will be restricted that day for family, VIPs, media, security personnel, and for handicapped parking. All Zone 17 permit holders are asked to park in the other Zone 17 lot, fronting the Music Building, on that day.
Entry and registration will be at the front of the main Law School building facing the Campus Mall, where visitors exit the elevators at the top floor of the Zone 20 Parking Structure. As a courtesy to the family, photography in the Moot Courtroom will be restricted, and there will be only preapproved access to media coverage from 11:00 to 11:05 a.m.
A visual vignette of CJ’s life and a gallery of photos accompanied by live music will line the Law School courtyard, as visitors walk along the pathway leading to the Moot Courtroom. After people exit the Moot Courtroom, they are invited to partake in light refreshments on the lānai of the Law School Library. 
Given the very limited seating and parking on Friday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the family urges the public to join them at the July 8 viewing and visitation at UH Mānoa. They will be available throughout the day to welcome visitors.
July 9 funeral service: The memorial service will take place on Friday, July 9, at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Visitation begins at 8:00 a.m. and will end promptly at 11:00 a.m., to allow the family time to prepare for the service that will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a private burial immediately to follow.  
As there is limited seating in the Cathedral, the service will be broadcast on live closed circuit television in air-conditioned Tenney Theatre next to the Cathedral.
Parking is restricted in the St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Other parking areas include metered parking on Queen Emma Square, Queen Emma Street and nearby side streets; the Central Intermediate School parking lot; and the Alii Place building public parking structure on the corner of Alakea and Beretania streets.
The family will not be available for interview at either service. As a courtesy to the family, photographs in the Cathedral will be restricted, and there will be only preapproved access to media for wide angle photos and interview of speakers from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. No other photography will be allowed in the Cathedral and the live feed in Tenney Hall.   
In lieu of interviews, the family issues the following statement:
“The Richardson family would like to say a warm mahalo for all of your support. Our dad was a beloved family man and Puna, as his grandkids called him (short for Kupuna, referring to an elder or source in Hawaiian). To put it simply, our dad and Puna was a cool and contemporary guy. We will miss him dearly.”
“In lieu of flowers, please honor CJ’s legacy and continue to help educate future leaders in our community by donating to the ‘William S. Richardson – Realizing the Dream’ fund at the Law School.”
Law School Dean Avi Soifer expresses his thanks, stating, “We have been enveloped in an outpouring of love and kōkua from the entire Law School ‘ohana in planning the visitation and memorial service for our beloved CJ Richardson. In fact, it has offered a wonderful illustration of the love and deep fellowship sparked and cultivated by our most effective advocate and supporter. The University leadership and members of the community also have been wonderfully supportive, for which we are extremely grateful.”