Jan. 29, 2011
Vernon Kekahimoku Valdez, 63, of Kailua, a traffic controller supervisor with Hardware Hawaii in Kailua and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ashelyn K. Valdez and LaRene “Kahai” Tamashiro; brother Nelson Valdez and Chuck Hercules; and sisters Laverne Hercules, Celestina Castro and Julie Bethe-Valdez. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.