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Obituaries for February 24

Leonard Charles Case, 87, of Waimea died Oct. 5 at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in North Kohala, he was an animal caretaker, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was loved and respected by many. Viewing from call 9–11 a.m. Saturday (March 14, 2020) at Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea; A celebration of his life will begin at 11. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Lyle Case of Kohala, Cid Case of Kohala, Leonard Case, II of Waimea, Hana (Sharlene Ku) Camara of Waimea, Lyon (Maricel) Case of Kurtistown; daughter, Lyna (Darryl) Delatorre of Mountain View; brothers, Richard (Camille) Case of Waimea, William (Delma) Case of Waimea, Donald (Iwalani) Case of Waimea, Lloyd (Keomailani) Case of Waimea, Norman Case of Waimea; sister, Piilani Frazier of Oahu; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Morutary.

Phillip Haae, 81, of Nanakuli, Oahu, died Jan. 27 at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea, Oahu. Born in South Kona, he was a retired supervisor for Chevron. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 7, at Pukaana Congregational Church, 85-4521 Mamalaoha Hwy. in Captain Cook. Service at noon. Kaukau when pau. Survived by sons, Thomas Haae of Honolulu; daughter, Joann Haae of Honolulu; brother, Peter Haae of Texas; sisters, Nancy Abril of Hilo, Clara Raynon of Honolulu and Ann Leong of Hilo; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Thomas E. Swenarton, 53, of Pahoa died Sept. 11 at home. Born in Waterford, Conn., he was a third-generation scientist who held various positions at Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Connecticut Division of Marine Fisheries, and The Nature Conservancy, was a research vessel captain and scientific diver for the University of Hawaii and member of Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Advisory Panel, co-authored research on the connection between fish ciguatoxins and the population decline of Hawaiian monk seals. Private services held. Memorial donations to Final Exit Network,, or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Online condolences: Survived sisters, Julie (Kevin) Lynch of East Hampton Conn., Amy Swenarton of Lyme Conn., Mary (Bob) Chapman of South Windham, Conn., and Lora (Tim) Murphy of Waterford, Conn.; brother, John (Robin) Swenarton of Stonington, Conn.; hanai brother Mano Kealoha; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Vivian Leticia Walker, 91, of Pahoa died Jan. 22 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Seattle, she was a taxpayer advocate/federal agent for the Internal Revenue Service. Private services held. Survived by sons, Michael (Judy) Beach of Omak, Wash., and Douglas Beach of Pahoa; sisters, Beverly Green of Seattle and Shirley Ohman of New York; four grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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