It is with sincere regret that we note the passing of the following graduates.
A hui hou friends.
Cushman Pinao of Honolulu died on July 30, 2016. Born in Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu, he was a retired police officer with the Honolulu Police Department and an Army veteran.
James Stone Sr. of Maunawili, O‘ahu, died on Aug. 30, 2016. Born in Pālolo, O‘ahu, he was a retired IBM senior customer service engineer.
Norman Palenapa of Honolulu died on Aug. 17, 2016. Born in Honolulu, he was a fish and game warden and a correctional officer at O‘ahu Community Correctional Center.
LeRoy Akamine of Honolulu died on Sept. 4, 2016. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired Hawai‘i Newspaper Agency advertising manager and a Hawai‘i Army National Guard veteran.
Myrtle Valerie Pualani DeCanto passed away on Sept. 2, 2016. She was a 13 year student of Kamehameha Schools and a proud member of the class of 1958. Raised in Kalihi and a resident of Waianae, Myrtle retired from the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Transportation – Airports Division.
Rachael Muller Ebert of Longview, Wash., died on April 5, 2016. Born in Honolulu, she was a former employee of The Cowlitz Bank and Cowlitz District Court and co-owner of R&W Maintenance Inc.
Kathleen Bautista Ledford of ʻAiea, Oʻahu, died on June 19, 2016. She grew up in Haleʻiwa and was a co-owner, owner and partner in several local businesses. She also worked for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaiʻi and Foodland Super Market, Ltd., Hawaii.
Christie Taniguchi of Honolulu died on June 22, 2016. Born in Honolulu, she was an information technology analyst for Bank of Hawaii.
William Olin Crowell Kekaha, Kaua‘i, died on April 24, 2016. Born in Waimea, Kaua‘i, he was a retired Hawai‘i Air National Guard 154 Air Control Squadron operations superintendent.
Kaulana Werner of Nānākuli died on April 24, 2016. He was born in Honolulu and was a Honolulu Wood Treating employee and Sterling College student.