Obituaries for December 4

Valintin Alnas Sr., 89, of Paauhau died Nov. 17 at home. Born in Paauhau, he was a retired baker for the Hilton Waikoloa Village, mill worker for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hilo KATS softball team, ILWU fast-pitch softball team, assistant coach for the Honokaa High School girls softball team in 1976, and helped coordinate construction of the Honokaa swimming pool. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 10) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Shirley Alnas of Paauhau; son, Raymond O. (Candace) Alnas of Waikoloa; daughters, Cristina A. “Crissy” (Timothy) Smith of Kalopa and Dana P. (Timothy) Costa of Honolulu; sisters, Mary (John) Welch of Arizona and Emily (Roy) Oshiro of California; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.