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Margaret Renton Chesney, 1923-2014

February 11th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Obituaries

We were notified on Friday morning that Meda’s mother, Margaret Renton Chesney, had passed away early that day in the facility where she had been cared for over the past several years. Meda and her sisters decided to share this remembrance via our blogs, Facebook pages, etc. in lieu of a paid obituary. Margaret Renton […]

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Another friend passes: Jay Broze

September 27th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Obituaries

I got word last weekend that a good friend from college days had passed away. Jay Broze, legally Vincent Jay Broze, died on September 19, presumably in Walla Walla, Washington, where he and his wife returned just a couple of years ago. We all attended Whitman College together. Jay and I joined the same fraternity, […]

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Helen Yonge Lind 1914-2013

January 29th, 2013 · 57 Comments · Aging & dementia, Obituaries, Photographs

My mother died this morning at about 7 a.m. in a hospice house in the back of Palolo Valley. The first photo was taken on Kahala Beach in late 1941. The second taken on Easter Sunday, 2012, during a visit to our home in Kaaawa. Before her recent decline, she wrote her own obituary. Here’s […]

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Aloha to Darrow Aiona (photographs) and an era of modern Hawaiian community activism

December 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Obituaries, Photographs, Politics

I was very sorry to hear Darrow Aiona died suddenly just a few days before Christmas. Darrow was a very familiar figure in our lives, and his passing sent me digging for old photos. I came up with this batch of pictures which include a couple of Darrow. That’s Darrow, with his pipe, talking with […]

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A sad loss of newspaper history

December 26th, 2012 · 13 Comments · History, Media, Obituaries

I spotted a vaguely familiar name in the Star-Advertiser “death notices” on Sunday, Rodney Burl Yarberry. It was short and to the point, and explained why the name was familiar. Yarberry, who died in Hilo at age 92, once served as superintendent of education. This is one of those moments that I mourn the loss […]

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