Obituaries for July 19

Keoni Ka‘ineianu‘uanu Pe‘a Atkinson, 60, of Kailua-Kona died June 18 at Kona Community Hospital. He was a master kumu hula and entertainer known as “The Ambassador of Aloha.” Celebration of life 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Sheraton Keauhou Kaleiopapa Convention Center. Service at 2 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. Condolences to: Atkinson ‘Ohana, c/o V. Daog, P.O. Box 242, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Susana Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Pi‘ialoha Pe‘a Grace, Iwalani Pe‘a Atkinson, Lilinoe Pe‘a Atkinson, Oilipua Pe‘a Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; mother, Norma Jean Davis of California; brothers, Frankie Atkinson and Robert Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; sister, Deborah Atkinson of California; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Crafty keiki they are

Akoni Perry, 10, turns on his lightsaber made from a straw and an LED light June 19 during a craft session where participants made their own mini lightsabers at Hilo Public Library.

Introduction to Flameworking at VAC

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist uses a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is melted and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines or other similar miniature artwork.

Obituaries for July 18

Richard James Doyas, 85, of Pahoa died July 9 at home. Born in San Francisco, he was a retired nuclear physicist for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and member of Center for Spiritual Living in Keaau. No services. Survived by wife, Jenifer Doyas of Pahoa; daughters, Noreen (Graham Matthews) Doyas of Redding, Calif., and Carolyn (Steve Roadhouse) Fencil of Lewiston, Calif.; son, Gregory (Jennifer) Doyas of Palo Alto, Calif.; sister, Dolores Ott of Chaska, Minn.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Pepeekeo lane closure announced

Kaupakuea Homestead Road in Pepeekeo will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Monday and Tuesday, July 23, 2019, due to a soils investigation for the Makea Stream Bridge.

Police arrest 18 for DUI

During the week of July 8-14, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for DUI. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was under the age of 21.