Obituaries for December 6

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., U.S. Coast Guard Korean War veteran 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.