Obituaries for Saturday, August 2, 2008

• Norman Akana

Norman Akana

Norman Kuakini Waipa Akana Sr. of Lihu‘e died July 24, 2008, at the age of 59. Born Nov. 19, 1948, in Waimea, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by wife Priscilla H. Akana; daughter Desiree (James W.J.) Duclayan-Parsonson of Kalihiwai; sons Norman Kuakini Waipa Akana Jr. (Anita) of Arizona and Paulmert H. Dasalia; 11 grandchildren; mother Margaret Goodwin Akana; siblings William Akana of Anahola, Ellen (Antonio) Blas of Wailua, Carol (Walter) Apana of Anahola, Stewart Kopa Akana of Wailua, Calvin Fu of Hanapepe, Jerry Pongasi of California, Johnny (Karen) Pongasi of Lihu‘e, Bernadette (Samuel) Banasihan of Hanapepe, Roy (Adele) Duclayan of Hanama‘ulu, Avelina (Deanna) Salvacion of Hanapepe, Norman (Jayme) Salvacion of Hanapepe; mother Evangeline Duclayan of Honolulu; brother and sisters Larry (Clarissa) Duclayan, Laura Mae Duclayan, Lisa-Ann (Mariano) Duclayan, Lei-Ann (Fred) Duclayan, Larissa (Robert) Ganiron and Laurena (Jeffrey) Bungsay, all from Honolulu; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will begin with visitation at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Burial to follow. A bike run is scheduled to leave from the Lihue Chevron next to Pizza Hut at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


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