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Obituaries for Thursday, February 14, 2008

• Paul Donald Charles Lemke

• Lourdes Aquino Balmores

• Harriet Ahana Albao


Paul Donald Charles Lemke

Paul Donald Charles Lemke of Kapa‘a died Feb. 9, 2008, at his home in Kapa‘a at the age of 84. Born Aug. 19, 1923, in Honolulu, he was a chief electrician and World War II veteran. He also went to Kamehameha and Roosevelt, class of 1942.

Paul will be remembered for his letters championing Native Hawaiian and small landowner rights and the preservation of responsibility in government.

He is survived by his wife Marie Aguiar Lemke of

Kapa‘a; daughters Beatrice (Walter) Lemke Frieszell of Honolulu, Kulamanu (Wayne) Medeiros of Lihu‘e; sons Paul A. Lemke of Kapa‘a, William M. (Darrelyn) of Lihu‘e, Albert Lemke of Kapa‘a; brother William Lemke of O‘ahu; sister Emily Williams of O‘ahu; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa‘a with services beginning at noon. Cremation to follow the services. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Lourdes Aquino Balmores

Lourdes Aquino Balmores of Koloa died on Feb. 5, 2008, at her home in Koloa at the age of 87. Born on May 7, 1920, in the Philippines, she was a custodian at Kalaheo and ‘Ele ‘ele schools. She was also a cottage supervisor and cook at Hale ‘Opio Kaua‘i formerly located at Loran Station in Po‘ipu.

She is survived by children Bernard (Gay) Balmores, Rodrego “Baye” Balmores, Theresita “Tessie” Kinnaman, Craig (Linda) Balmores, Irma (Clint) Hinchcliff, Abraham “Abe” (Shelagh) Balmores, Arthur “Atta” Balmores, Anita (Stewart) Yoneji, Yolanda (Mitchell) Demas, Lydia (Aaron) Konno, Adelia (Richard) Fuller, Mario Balmores, Melinda (Thomas) Yomen; brothers Primitivo and Antonio Aquino of the Philippines; sisters Caroline Mendoza of California, Lenora Aquino of Lihu‘e; 36 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa where memorial services will be celebrated at 3 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Harriet Ahana Albao

Harriet Ahana Albao of Lihu‘e died Feb. 11, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 92. Born May 15, 1915, in Huleia, she was an editor for The Garden Island newspaper, headed the selective service and retired from the Social Security administration.

She was preceded in death by her husband Welcome Alba Albao and her son Alan Willey Albao.

She is survived by sons Timothy (Liberta) Albao and Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Albao; daughter Candace (Peter) Yanagihara; grandchildren Alane (Warren) Athara, Alan (Tina) Albao Jr., Alynda (Donavan) Travaso, Azlinn (Kyle) Gregg, Lilia (Douglas) Chong, Timothy (Kylene) Albao Jr., Ryan Yangihara, Jenel (Jason) Okamoto and Lichelle Albao; great-grandchildren Alia Aihara, Arin Aihara, Aukai Albao, Dallas Albao, Ikaika Albao, Travis Travaso, Taylor Travaso, Douglas, Cherie, Kaylie, Codie, Nikki, Rockie Chong and Jovie Okamoto; daughter-in-law Karin Albao; brother Ah Sau Ahana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18 at Kapa‘a All Saints Church. Memorial services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. and inurnment will follow at the church cemetery.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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