Freddie “Chappy” Dasalla was born on February 18, 1942. As a child, he got to be a star & played a roll in “Ma and Pa Kettle Go To Waikiki.” Also, after attending many Hawaii Daughters Guild luau where he either helped prepare ono food or was part of the entertainment, he then joined the Air Force in which he was very proud of. There, his unit earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; the 1501st Air Transport Wing (heavy) (MAT). While serving, some of his fondest memories were being stationed in England, along with making new friends and eating “dirty eggs & dirty gravy”. Thereafter, he worked for Capitol Records for 35 years. A “happy, go with the flow” is the kind of Father, Grandfather, Uncle and friend he was. He would love to talk about history, and could talk story forever and expect you to catch his punch lines. His best reminders were “don’t change the plan or the recipe.” His great keiki shuttle service included pizza or hotdogs on Wednesdays. His trips to Vegas & Laughlin meant spending time with his grandchildren in the pool, and then would play with his cheap girlfriends (the 5 cent slot machines). Chappy enjoyed watching the halau dance, loved to make drums for Tahitian, play them during class and then it was show time. His ohana: brother, Kekoa (deceased), 1/2 brothers Steve, Kenny and Ronnie (deceased). Children are Keith, Nicolette, Daisy & Lamme’ (hanai). Son In-laws: Daniel & Ramon. Grandchildren: Danielle, Eileen, Kehaunani, Devin, Lawakua, Lawealani, Makoa (deceased), &, Marcus & Mariah (hanai). After residing in Los Angeles for 65 years, Chappy passed away at home on Saturday, November 10th. Please join us for a fond aloha to celebrate his life at Rice Morturary 5310 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503 on Monday, November 19. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm, with service beginning at 7 pm. Interment with Full Military Honors at Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd in Riverside, CA 92518 on Tuesday, November 20, Graveside Staging 1 Area (A) at 2 pm. Aloha attire welcome. In lieu of flowers, condolence may be given (or sent to Keith Dasalla 2142 Avon Street Los Angeles, CA 90026). For more info contact Lamme’ 310.738.9153, or Keith at 213.200.0533 or 323.663.2479

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  1. Hi, I’m a friend and bandmate of Keith’s, who told me the news recently. I met Mr. Dasalla once when he came to see one of our shows. He seemed to be a very well-loved and well-admired man by his family and community. I would like to show my support on Monday to Keith and the family though unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the memorial due to my neighborhood council meeting that evening. But my thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dasalla family during this time of sorrow and may God bless and grant eternal rest to Chappy!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss and my heavy heart extends to the Dasalla family. Although I did not know him personally, his kindness is reflected within Keith whom I know is a terrific and kind person. May the joy and memories live forever and may he rest in forever peace. God Bless.

  3. Keith, so sorry to hear about your dad. The one thing I remember about Uncle is he ALWAYS had a smile on his face. I can’t remember a time when he wasn’t smiling. Much aloha to you and the family!!

  4. To Keith, Daisy, Lamme’ & the entire Dasalla Ohana: On behalf of the members of the Kama’aina Club of Orange County, we would like to express our sincere aloha and condolences to all of you for the loss of Uncle Chappy. Uncle Chappy was an integral part to the success of our events because of the pride he took in his work. He made himself approachable if there was ever a problem and he was constantly making the adjustments necessary to help us sound our best. No matter how busy he was, he always made the time to share a story, making us feel that there was no other place he needed to be. He even had the gift for making stressful situations fun! Our kupuna have compared him to “one great big hug of aloha!” He truly lived those Hawaiian values of kokua (helpfulness), ha’aha’a (humility) and lokomaika’i (loving kindness)! We pray that you will feel a little bit of peace in knowing his life (and death) have affected our hui, that we appreciated how he led by example and earned our respect and aloha. We will truly miss him!

  5. Dear Keith & Family, our prayers are with you all. God Bless Freddie, a man who we remember as having a happy & bright spirit and a wonderful heart. Sincerely, The Espinoza Family

  6. Chaps, my friend, dear good, good friend. Too good to be here on earth. God chose and needed you. God took you out of darkness and into the light. He is our great physician. You will not suffer any more. We will miss you. You were my role model. Till we meet again Chaps, you will dwell in God€™s home forever. Good-bye, your sister Lena

  7. Dear Keith, Nicolette, Daisy & Lamme€™ (hanai). Your father was really good to my mother. I will love him forever for that. Keith, you and your dad were also close to my brother and my whole family loves you for that. Both my wife and I send all our love and condolences to your family. Greg & Barbara Mathieson

  8. My dearest Keith, Lamme & the Dasalla Ohana – our sincere condolences. I remembered we met Uncle Chappy seven years ago @ the Halau. He started the conversation with exciting stories & events that made me feel that we had been friends forever even though we just had met. He was great storyteller and full of wisdom & joy. We have been blessed with his life and his family. Mahalo for sharing him & great memories with us. We love you all. Me Ke Aloha, Arlene & Cecilia

  9. Keith, Lamme, Nicolette, and Daisy~ Today I give you my heart to have until yours heals, and if words COULD heal, I’d write you a book. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your father, I know he was a wonderful man. Not only because everyone says so, but because I see what a magnificent job he did in raising all of you. His passing is a terrible loss to those on earth, but a wonderful gain to those beyond. May you find comfort in knowing he was – and will continue being – so dearly loved by everyone who came into contact with him. And may the wonderful memories you have of him fill your heart with joy to replace the sadness you now feel. My most heartfelt condolences to all of you. My prayers are with you.

  10. Keifer: My condolences go out to you and your family. Your dad was a great man and I am so happy to have known him. While I am not able to attend his services, please know that my prayers are with you and yours, and that we all have been blessed with yet another angel to watch over us. Fran

  11. I will miss our good talks about the Polynesian way. Thank you for such fond memories and letting us play in the band downstairs in the garage and disturbing you. My prayers are with you.

  12. The DaSalla Ohana, Thank you so much for sharing Uncle Chappy with us and everyone. His stories will be missed….All our love is with your family. His memories will forever live on through you and everyone who ever met him….

  13. Keith,Nicolette,and Daisy Today we are very sorry for your lose, we have been friends for many years we moved away but we need to stay in touch with each other, I know he was a good man. Not only because everyone says so, but because I have known him since I was a young boy. Yesterday I was just thinking about all the good times we all had together and the memories we all shared.His passing is a terrible loss to everybody. May you find comfort in knowing he was and will continue being so loved by everyone who knew him. And just think of the wonderful memories you have of him to fill your heart with joy to replace the sadness you now feel. My condolences to all of you.


  15. Lamme, Keith, Daisy and Nicolette, My love and thoughts are with you. I will always remember Uncle Chappy for that warm smile of his. I will miss him dearly.

  16. Keith, my cousin Lamme’, Daisy, Kehau and Nicolette, Oh boy, it’s taken me so long to give my sincere condolences. I guess it’s because of all the wonderful memories that I’ve just read – Uncle was definitely the all-around GOOD GUY! But truly, we want you to know that we are still thinking of him. We pray that you find comfort in our words. We love you lots, KA OHANA ESTRADA ‘O TESETA Leah, Danny, Kaniela, Kilakila and Elizabeth Hepualanimaika’i

  17. Keith I’am sorry to hear about your Dad, he sounded like a great man!! whish I could have met him and heard some of the stories first hand, my sincere condolences. God didn”t promise days without pain laughter without sorrow or sun without rain, But God did promise strenght for the day, comfort for the tears and a light for the way, And for all who believe In his kingdom above, He answers their faith with everlasting love.(That’s God’s Promise) May God bless u and your family.

  18. Dear Keith You and your family have my sincere condolences. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May God’s love help you and your family during this time of sorrow. I know he was a good man, because he turned out a great son. His kindness lives on through his children. God Bless You All.

  19. Dear Keith, I’m so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I know you two were very close and that you will miss him a great deal. You’ve been the ideal son. I pray God will be with you and comfort you during this difficult time. Sincerely, FRANK

  20. I personally did not spend a lot of time at the halau, but whenever I was there, Uncle Chappy treated me as if I were one of the regulars there. His kindness and friendship are what I consider true “Aloha”. My prayers for the Dasalla family – God bless you all, Raphalone

  21. bruddah keith, i’ll always remember yr dad who was so giving, helpful and encouraging to me always. his smile and aloha is a memory that will forever be embedded in my wonderful California experiences. Mai po’ina ole Chappy… I can hear you in my heart my friend… your aloha knows no bounds. Michael

  22. To the family of Uncle Chappy, It was an honor to know your father/grandfather. He was a kind-hearted gentleman whose laughter and smile was infectious. After reading his obituary, I learned that Uncle had many accomplishments over his lifetime, but I believe his proudest accomplishment was his family. God Bless you all. Bernie

  23. My condolences to the Ohana, I have plenty memories of the videos Uncle Chappy used to film when we were young from our luaus, Merrie Monarch and the ever so FAMOUS MUDDY KAUAI HIKE; the one that we were supposed to go to the Heiau instead we went on a 3hr hike! Much Aloha.

  24. To Keith & the ohana, I’ll never forget how he could talk for days. So close to your ear he would be, yet he would sound like he was shouting but he really wasn’t, ha ha! And of course, his famous Kaua’i mudslide trip down the mountain, in action, with the video camera still on, & still recording the entire time! Or how about when he’d want to watch old movies or old videos and eat his popcorn, brittle, toffee, have a rootbeer float and maybe have cheap soda like some “boot”beer as Kehau would call it! He was such a good helper to me – If I left him a note that said I need the string that’s in a bag that’s in a box that’s under the costumes that’s under the suitcase of slippers that’s under the material which is behind Keith’s DJ equipment that’s in the far corner of the furthest part of the garage, HE would go find it. And if I said take all the rubberbands off of my 100 bunches of flowers and separate them by color and poof out the flowers and cut the stems in an angle and leave them in the sun for 2 hours and then cool them for 2 more hours, HE did it. And if I said do not forget to bring my nice kine slippers, HE would bring them! And if I said I wanted dirty extra over easy eggs with thin cut crispy spam and 2 scoops of rice with shoyu, pepper sprinkled on my eggs after they’re cooked, along with a glass of ice water or guava juice, HE made it happen! And if I said I cook 20 cups of rice because I gotta cook fried rice (again), HE did it! There are so many fond memories, I could keep on going… Thank you for sharing your Dad and his character self with me. He has plenty of company where he is now and has lots of catching up to do over there. Keep all the memories inside your hearts, and allow those precious moments to help you keep on going. Love & hugs, Lamme’

  25. Keith, Lamme’ and Dasalla Ohana, We would like to offer our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. We wish we had the good fortune of meeting him, he sounds like an incredible person. Our hearts and warmest aloha go out to your family. God Bless.

  26. Uncle we will miss your kind and loving spirit. Vanessa’s last birthday was truley a blessing since we had the honor of you playing the drums at our home. We thank god for the times we got to spend with you and find comfort knowing you are in the loving hands of our lord and free from pain. The Soriano’s

  27. I’ve heard you speak of your dad many times and was very sad to hear of his passing. I know there are many memories there for you. I especially remember you sharing his special recipes. I could see that the two of you were very close and that you were always there for him. Many all your memories bring you comfort and know that you he will always be with you.

  28. May you share memories of your father with friends and family for a long time to come. Sincere condolences, Judith

  29. Keith & Lamme, I’m so very sorry for your father’s passing. I’m sure you will miss him as much as I miss mine. Please know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Joyce

  30. Keith, My most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. I know how close you were to your dad and recall your loving comments about how helpful and supportive he was to the people in his life. I was fortunate enough to meet him on a few occasions. I know that his smile, his spirit, and his goodness will remain alive in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Lots of Love.

  31. Chappy…you will be missed. Every time the halau and/or some Hawaiian event took place, you were always there in the background setting up your equiptment and/or Keith’s. Now that you are with ke akua and all our friends and family in paradise…Chappy, make them music. We love you and God Bless……

  32. Keith I am so sorry for the lost of your father and best friend. I can remember you speaking so highly of him when we worked together. I know it hurts right now. Try to remember the good times.You can take pride in the fact that you had such a close relationship and shared so many good memories.

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