Josie Pablo retires after 35+ years

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mayor Derek Kawakami proclaims Oct. 28 as Josie Pablo Day Thursday as Pablo and her many associates and friends look on at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital maintenance room that is ringed with a collection of formerly useful clocks used by the hospital.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Josie Pablo peers out from beneath the stack of lei presented Thursday by her well-wishers for her retirement following 35 years of service with the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Kaua‘i Region, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa‘a.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jaime Pablo, Josie Pablo’s husband, helps her place the puakenikeni lei offered by Cheryl Morita Thursday on Josie’s retirement following 35 years of service at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa‘a.

Josie Pablo, the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Kaua‘i Regional recreational therapy director, has been likened to the chef of stone soup by Placido Valenciano, the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital therapist.

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