Clarence “Pops” Akana, 72, of Waikoloa died Oct. 18 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired pipe fitter for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, a retired golf marshal for Waikoloa Golf Course, an Army veteran, was awarded the 1984 Federal Employee of the Year Award for outstanding community service by then Gov. George Ariyoshi and was recognized as a “100 Plus” blood donor. Services held. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice or American Cancer Society. Survived by wife, Mildred Akana of Waikoloa; daughters, Angela (Mike) McFarland and Pamela (Tom) Garred of Panama City, Fla., Leesa (Kaala) Souza of Kailua, Oahu; sister, Haunani (Ben) Bolos; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Violet Yaeko Hirata, 94, of Kealakekua, died Oct. 17. Born in Honaunau, she was a homemaker, babysitter and member of Konawaena Kumiai, Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission and former member of Lea Lea Golf Club. Private services. Survived by daughters, Jeanette (Mike) Federspiel and Joyce (Ronald) Hancock of Captain Cook; brother, Mikio Izu of Honaunau; sisters, Betsy Nishibun of Pearl City, Oahu, Hannah Hirata of Keauhou, Betty (Kenneth) Ebata of Honokaa and Loretta Kitaoka of Captain Cook; three granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Mary Rose Kim, 87, of Hilo, died Oct. 20 at Pohai Malama. Born in Streator, Ill., she was a retired Century 21 real estate agent, cosmetologist and member of Hilo United Methodist Church, Hilo United Methodist Women, Hilo Women’s Club and Pomaikai Senior Center. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Hilo United Methodist Church. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hilo United Methodist Church or the HUMC Peanut Butter Ministries at 374 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by, sister, Stella Jaegle of Oglesby, Ill.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Achahn John Schulze, 33, of Waimea died Oct. 28. Born in Waikii, he was a private attorney, volunteer fireman and member of South Kohala Community Development Plan action committee. Private services. Survived by father, Richard Schulze of Waimea; brothers, Dennis (Debbie) Schulze of Anchorage, Alaska, Richard (Suzanne) Schulze of Reno, Nev., and Kanoa (Phaethon) Withington of Waimea; sister Helice Schulze of Portland, Ore. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.