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December events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks and other programs throughout December. In addition, everyone is invited to lend a hand to save native rain forest through the park’s volunteer stewardship opportunities.

Obituaries for November 21

Adrian Ah Tou, 86, of Keaau died Oct. 8 in Las Vegas. Born in Hilo, he was a heavy equipment operator on Enewetak. Private services held. No flowers or koden. Survived by spouse, Yuriko H. Higa Ah Tou of Keaau; stepson, Walter Higa of Keaau; stepdaughters, Karen (Howard) Oshiro of Hilo, Annette Higa of Las Vegas and Susan (Mitsugu) Urakami of Japan; brothers Thomas “Jr” (Viola) Ah Tou of Honolulu and Samson (Ginny) Ah Tou of Ewa Beach, Oahu; half-brothers, Norman (Monique) Enos and Alexander (Sandra) Enos; a stepgrandson. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for November 20

Julia K. Amaral, 85, of Naalehu died Nov. 3 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Naalehu she was a sewing instructor, state X-ray technician assistant, a food services manager assistant for Naalehu School, homemaker and member of Naalehu Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 24) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by sons, Michael T. (Bernalda) Amaral of Kealia, Melvin T. Amaral of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and Peter B. Amaral Jr. of Naalehu; daughter, Cynthia M. (Michael) Tonini of Naalehu; brothers, Frank (Rita) Kahakua of Ewa Beach, James (Nora) Kahakua of Honolulu and Herbert (Karen) Kahakua of Ocean View; brother-in-law, Gene Madriaga of Hilo; sisters, Gladys Wilson of Naalehu, Elizabeth (Chris) Asuncion of Kona and Eleanor Kepner of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Thelma Kahakua of Mountain View; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.