In May 1922, the scene at Halema'uma'u Crater in Kilauea Caldera was spectacular. The level of lava within the crater had been rising since November 1921. Six months later, upwelling lava and fountains from up to 20 different centers in Halema'uma'u created lava lakes that reached within 50 feet of the crater rim.
Wayne Lawrence Costa, 68, of Pahoa, died April 8 at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he was a retired county Department of Parks and Recrecation mechanic and U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Wayne (Karrie) Costa Jr. and Tristen Costa of Pahoa, Delbert Pacheco of Alaska; daughter, Nyree (Todd) Costa of Pahoa; brothers, Manuel “JR” Costa III of Glenwood, Arnold Costa of Las Vegas and Norman (Vicky) Martin of Maui; sister, Carol Major of Oregon; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
George Archuleta, 88, of Pahoa died April 12 at home. Born in Taos, N.M., he was a superintendent for Ajax Forge in Vernon, Calif., an employee of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas and a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside service noon Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Lawrence Archuleta of Thailand, Richard (Victoria) Archuleta and Ralph (Lona) Archuleta of Pahoa; daughter, Mary (Michael) ThreeMoons-Rogge of Granite Bay, Calif.; brother, Gilbert Mendoza; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com .
Dr. James “Doc” Douglas Gibson, 87, of Waikoloa died April 19 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Denver, he practiced general surgery and retired to Waikoloa in 1989. Private service. Survived by wife, Diane Gibson of Waikoloa; sons, James Gibson Jr. of Denver and William Gibson of France; brother, George (Cornelia) Gibson of Denver; sister, Retta Ferguson of Denver; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Paul Carmichael, 63, of Kailua-Kona died April 3. He was born in Bamboo, Fla. Private services. Survived by daughter, Pauline (Tommy Shopay) Carmichael-Shopay of Kailua-Kona; son, Jimmy Carmichael of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Jeffery Delatorre of Hilo; father, Ned Carmichael of Goolwa, South Australia; sister, Ruth Calise of Rhode Island; one grandson; family and friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Keith Adams of Hilo died Feb. 10. He worked as a cook at Hilo Bay Cafe. Visitation at 8 a.m. and service at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Overcoming Faith Center, Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Casual attire. Food service attire welcome. Survived by sons, Robert and Anthony; daughter, Marina; mother, Narcissus Adams; sisters, Berna May (Zane) Vaught, Abigail (Frank) Meyers, Charlotte (John) Adams-Kaauwai, Julianna (Raymond) Del Bono and Loxley (Aron) Hainrrik; brothers, Mark (Joni) Adams, Bernard (Iris) Adams Jr. and Henry Adams.
Edward “Buddy” “Bob” Edison Fergerstrom, 82, of Hilo died April 11 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired construction supervisor for Hawaiian Tel, U.S. Navy veteran, avid koa woodworker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Monday, April 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 columbarium. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Patricia Fergerstrom of Hilo; daughters, Patti-Jo (Wallace Tamashiro) Fergerstrom-Tamashiro and Cindy (Fred Palea) Fergerstrom-Palea of Hilo; son, Patward (Debbie) Fergerstrom of Hilo; sister, Eleanor (Norman) Wong Chong of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Lillian Schattauer and Norma Fergerstrom of Hilo, Josephine Fergerstrom and Marjorie Fergerstrom of Kona; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, hanai grandchildren and hanai great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Robert B. Morris Sr., 96, of Honolulu and formerly of Waimea, died April 14 in Honolulu. Born March 26, 1919, in Hilo, he retired as the second engineer of the maintenance department at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, installed refrigeration and air conditioning systems for the Heide &Cook Company of Honolulu, was an owner/operator at Aloha Taxi in Hilo and worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps out of the camp in Waimea. Friends may call Thursday at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Visitation at 9 a.m. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire, flowers welcome. Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Waimea County Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Patricia White of Honolulu; son, Robert (Kate) Morris Jr. of California; sister, Beatrice Fisher of California; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rosemary Ahuna, 72, of Hilo died April 9 at home. Born in Pueblo, Colo., she worked for the former Robert’s Bakery, Food Fair Lunch Shop, Bags Snack Shack, Naniloa Ice Cream Shop and Avis Rent a Car. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by husband, Lani Ahuna of Hilo; sons, Dwayne (Donna) Wemple of Hilo and Raymond Wemple of Alabama; brothers-in-law, Albert “JJ” (Glenda) Ahuna Jr. and Kihei (Beverly) Ahuna of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Alberta (Terry) Nicolas, Allysyn “Aloha” (George) Bezilla, Elly “Toots” (TJ) Sprintz and Shanna Paglinawan of Hilo, Lesly “Ilima” (Steve) Rockwood of Chicago; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Henry Cordeiro Sr., 88, died March 7 in Las Vegas. Born in Kealakekua, he was a coffee and macadamia nut farmer, World War II veteran and a recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and World War II Victory Medal, and a member of the American Legion Society and Hawaii Farm Bureau. Funeral services to be Saturday, May 2, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Viewing at 8 a.m., remembrance at 9:30 a.m. Mass service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by children, Geraldine (Ronald) Magallanes of Las Vegas, Cheryline (Richard) Ono of Kealakekua, Pearline (Leonard) Grace-Yamada of Las Vegas, Henry Cordeiro Jr. of Kailua-Kona and Gordon Cordeiro of Kealakekua; sister, Agnes Kailawa; hanai daughters, Theresa (Hano) Grace and Arlene (Louis Jr.) Magallanes; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
George “Keoki” “Doi” Anthony Kalikokealiihelewaleokamakahonu Grace, 80, of Waikoloa died April 7 at his home. Born Jan. 22, 1935, in Napoopoo, he was a retired heavy equipment operator, member of Operating Engineers Union Local 3, a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran and an Army National Guardsman. Private service to be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. He is survived by life partner, Judy Rose of Waikoloa; son, Randy (Sandy) Fujishiro of Arizona; daughters, Georgine Deason of Koloa, Kauai, Rochelle Forvilly, Ursula Williams, both of Arizona, and Ellen Eberhardt, Joslynne (Jack) Camlin, both of Honolulu; hanai daughter, Lori (Mathiew) Eakin of West Virginia; hanai son, Michael (Debbie) Mangiapane of California; brother, Edward (Joanne) Grace of Mililani; sister, Laura Inouye of Kailua-Kona; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court prepares to take up same-sex marriage next week, conservative scholars have produced a last-ditch argument to keep the scourge of homosexual unions from spreading across the land: Gay marriage kills.
WASHINGTON — Smoking, said King James I in 1604, is “loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs.” Three years later he planted a colony in Jamestown. Its tobacco enhanced the royal treasury until Virginia produced a bumper crop of revolutionaries, including the tobacco farmer George Washington.
Can robots make good Christians? As computer science races ahead, at least one forward-looking Florida pastor sees a future for the faith in whatever passes for a soul in robots, androids, cyborgs and other forms of artificial intelligence.
WASHINGTON — In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government’s reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne’s raisins.
WASHINGTON — Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed — after, one suspects, not much agonizing — to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures. It will divest all fossil fuel stocks from its endowment. It thereby trumps Stanford, whose halfhearted exercise in right-mindedness has been to divest only coal stocks. Evidently carbon from coal is more morally disquieting than carbon from petroleum.
WASHINGTON — The juxtaposition of Hillary Clinton’s and Marco Rubio’s announcements for president illustrates a serious problem for American progressivism: Its political bench looks as spry and novel as the old Soviet Politburo. Joe Biden? Jerry Brown? Elizabeth Warren? All fight for Social Security while qualifying for their full check.
The cooler climate and soils of the Willamette Valley of Portland, Ore., are perfect for growing pinot grapes and the late David "Papa Pinot" Lett of Eryrie Vineyards has been credited as the pioneer of this very viable crop. Many towns were suffering a slow death as small farms were shutting down at an incredible rate of two per day around the country.
The health of Hawaii's coral reef system is threatened by human impact and factors such as pollution and climate change. To develop a better understanding of coral reefs, Bradda Skibs and the Pakalove Crew recently headed to the Wai'opae Tide Pools for a hands-on learning adventure led by graduate research assistant John Burns.
The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai'i (CTFH) will hold its second annual fundraising event -- "Deadly in Pink," a champagne brunch -- to raise awareness of tobacco industry marketing strategies to reach women and girls.
U of Portland School of Ed honors Uchima The University of Portland School of Education honored Hilo native Kristen Uchima with its annual Dean's Award for outstanding leadership, service and academic achievement. Uchima graduated May 8 with a degree in elementary education.
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