‘Season of Light’: Emotional and comforting

Over a hundred candle lights danced around as people closed their eyes and remembered their loved ones. Families shared both tears and smiles as they held their candles close to their hearts. When Mark Yamanaka’s voice and acoustic guitar filled up the space with a heart-moving singing of “Oh Holy Night,” every individual in the room was reminded that this season, no matter how difficult, can be filled with light.

Obituaries for December 31

Addison Moore Bowman, aka “Professor Bowman” or “Coach Addie,” 88, of Paauilo, died Dec. 15 at home. Born in Mechanicsburg, Pa., he a lawyer, professor of law emeritus at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and University of Hiroshima Faculty of Law, member of the Public Defender Service in Washington D.C., author of Hawaii Rules of Evidence Manual and a gunnery officer and navigator in the U.S. Navy. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 20, at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Memorial service at noon. Another memorial at a later date at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii of Manoa in Honolulu. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived wife, Jo Kim; children, Michael (Glen Ellerbrock) Bowman, Max (Marielle Hampton) Bowman, Eli (Nicole) Bowman and Noa Bowman; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.