Obituaries for October 11

Abel Awong, 96, of Hilo died Sept. 12 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was retired from the state Highways Division, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Honomu Henjoji Mission and United Public Workers Retirees. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Irene I. Awong of Hilo; sons, Kirk (Corinne) Awong of Hilo and Lance (Wendy) Awong of Kona; daughters, Shirley Ann (Charles) Shimizu, Irma Lee Murasaki and Lydia (Randy) Hart of Hilo; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.