Kui Ostrowski, RIP

January 26th, 2011

I just received word that Damian “Kui” Ostrowski died early this morning. Kui was one of the most talented high school basketball players in Hawaii in the 1980s. He starred on the 1984 state championship team at Maryknoll. He suffered from epilepsy in recent years, and died as a result of a seizure overnight, according to his wife, Michele. Kui was just 43.

Kui and Michele are the parents of University of Hawaii basketball guard and football receiver Miah Ostrowski. Michele said Miah told her he plans on going to basketball practice today and being available to play in Saturday’s game against Utah State.

You may recall that Miah’s joining the basketball team last season was delayed by the death of his grandmother (Kui’s mother) on the last day of the 2009 football season.

Kui Ostrowski is also survived by two daughters, Raquel, 17, and Mia, 9. Services are pending.

14 Responses to “Kui Ostrowski, RIP”

  1. JJay:

    All of Hawaii loves you Miah, we are with you.

  2. Gary M:

    Kui, you will long be remembered as a good father, husband, and friend! My heart goes out to Michelle and all of Kui’s family, relatives, and friends. I will always remember you as a dear friend and will never forget your smile, genuine care, and comradery. You will be missed dearly, but I know that you’re in a better place- always watching over all of us from above!!! From all of us Kui…..rest in peace…..you will always be in our hearts!

  3. JCook:

    RIP KUI. We all love you guys. God Bless!

  4. Blue Powder:

    RIP bruddah Kui. I remember the days when you would be shooting baskets with Miah back when he was only 6 years old. I know you must have been proud to see him playing last week. I’m proud to have known you. You were a great dad, husband, friend and man. Aloha.

  5. Kamaaina94547:

    RIP Kui

  6. dreardon:

    Services are set for Kui Ostrowski, according to his aunty, Charlotte Simmons.
    February 12 at Central Union Church. Visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m., services at 7:30 p.m.

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  8. Rgomes:

    To the Ostrowski family our deepest sympathy and condolences. Me and my twin brother played basketball during the same years as Dominic and kui.Hearing of this loss only reminds me of my loss for my brother. Again our condolences,thoughts and prayers go out to your family.Good luck to Miah and the family. God Bless.

  9. Robby c:

    In deep sadness and shock I write this for living in San Diego I just found out about the death of a friend I looked up to early on starting from kindergarten at St. Anthony’s. Kui was always bigger and stronger than me but always was so cool and gentle and that’s what I looked up to and admired. It’s amazing that I just came across our kindergarten class picture and scanned to see Kui my childhood friend and smiled. My prayers and thoughts go out to Kui’s family always. Aloha Robby C in San Diego.

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    You must be under age!

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