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Obituary: Nicholas and Jean Eckert

Special to Hawaii 24/7 Husband and wife Nicholas and Jean Eckert died separately on the same day in September at their Kona home. The family plans a service for the couple June 6. Nicholas “Nick” Eckert, 98, of Kailua‐Kona died Sept. 13, 2014 at home. Born Aug. 23, 1916, in Herend, Hungary, was a retired […]

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Bob Herkes (1931-2014)

Long-time state legislator dies at home in Volcano after short illness; will be remembered as small business advocate, the voice of HIBT

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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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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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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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Service for Hedemann set for Dec. 3

Service for Hedemann set for Dec. 3

Special to Hawaii 24/7 A descendant of Hawaiian royalty and well-known Kona realtor has succumbed to heart disease. Wattie Mae Hedemann, 84, died Nov. 15 at Kona Community Hospital. One of the first flight of female attendants for Hawaiian Airlines, mother of a Vietnam War hero and widow of an award-winning paniolo, Hedemann claimed descent […]

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Herb Kane, world-renowned Hawaii artist, historian and author, died Tuesday, March 8, Hawaii 24/7 has learned. Kane, who recently had been ill, was 82.

Artist, historian and author Herb Kane dies (1928-2011)

Herb Kane, world-renowned Hawaii artist, historian and author, died Tuesday, March 8, Hawaii 24/7 has learned. Kane, who recently had been ill, was 82.

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Services set for Fonseca, Thompson (April 16-17)

Services set for Fonseca, Thompson (April 16-17)

Services have been announced for two Big Island hula luminaries who died within a day of each other last month. * A funeral service for long-time Merrie Monarch Festival executive director Dorothy “Auntie Dottie” Thompson has been scheduled for Saturday, April 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends are invited to call from […]

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Flags at half-staff in honor of former Sen. Hara

Flags at half-staff in honor of former Sen. Hara

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered the Hawaii state flag to fly at half-staff at state and county buildings Saturday, Dec. 19, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of former state Sen. Stanley Hara, who died Dec. 1 at his Hilo home. Hara was elected as a representative to the Hawaii Territorial Legislature in […]

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