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Frank Schowengerdt (1937 – 2014)

MEDIA RELEASE Frank Schowengerdt brought space research, education to Hawaii Dr. Franklin Dean Schowengerdt, UH-H professor and former NASA program director, died of cancer Feb. 12 in Alexandria, Va. He was 77. Schowengerdt was a physics professor at Colorado School of Mines for 30 years. There, he founded a NASA-funded combustion research center and served [...]

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R.I.P. Namaste (1998-2014)

Panaewa Zoo’s popular tiger euthanized due to health problems

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Tributes for Health Director Fuddy

Richard Taffe, Director of West Hawaii Community Health Center and Senator Josh Green provide a tribute to Loretta Fuddy, followed by a moment of silence. Visionary Video Hawaii 24/7 Staff Family, friends and coworkers from Honolulu to Washington, D.C. paid tribute Thursday to Loretta Fuddy, the state Department of Health director who died Wednesday afternoon [...]

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Kona florist Richard Gouveia dies

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Hawaii 24/7 has learned local florist, feather lei maker and jewelry maker Richard Gouveia has died. Gouveia, the founder of Flowers for Mama, died Oct. 30, 2013 at his home in Holualoa. He will be remembered for his artistic floral creations that brought happiness to Kona residents and island tourists. From baby [...]

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Shizuko ‘Mary’ Teshima (1907-2013)

Family opened first business in 1929; turned into iconic Honalo restaurant in 1950s

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Rep. Coffman’s wife dies following illness

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Rep. Denny Coffman has announced his wife, Bonnie, has died. She was 69. Coffman issued the following statement: This is to let you know that I lost my lifetime friend and wife of 44 years. Bonnie at the young age of 69 past away in her sleep Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. As [...]

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Helene Hale, 1918-2013

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Helene Hale, who was the state’s first woman mayor, died of natural causes Friday, Feb. 1 at her Hilo home. She was 94. Born the oldest of three siblings on March 23, 1918 in Minneapolis, Helene Eleanor Hilyer graduated from the University of Minnesota, where her grandfather had been the first African-American [...]

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Wayne ‘Big Dog’ Joseph 1947-2013

Peter Sur pens tribute to running coach, teacher, friend

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flag half-mast

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Rev. Canon Darrow L. Kanakanui Aiona

In remembrance of former Hawaii Board of Education member, Rev. Canon Darrow L. Kanakanui Aiona, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all national and Hawaii flags at state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, the day of his burial.

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Senator Daniel K. Inouye at the Democratic Grand Rally in Hilo November 1, 2010.

Sen. Daniel Inouye dies (1924-2012)

He had been at a Bethesda, Md. hospital for the last week, being treated for a respiratory ailment following a fainting spell. He was 88.

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Guy Toyama, Friends of NELHA executive director, dies

Hawaii 24/7 reports that Guy Toyama, Friends of NELHA executive director, has died.

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UH, Waiakea swimmer Chi dies on Oahu

MEDIA RELEASE “Peter” Frank Chi, a member of the University of Hawaii men’s swimming team, died Saturday, Oct. 6 from an apparent cardiac arrest. Chi, 19, was found unresponsive in his dorm room in the early morning hours and was admitted to Straub Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Chi had been earlier diagnosed [...]

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