Formerly from Oahu. On October 8, 2011, passed away at age 82 in Gig Harbor, WA. After military service during the Korean Conflict he went to work as a firefighter at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu and rose to assistant fire chief. During those years he raised a family and lead the well-known quartet: The Four Part Hawaiians.
Following his retirement, Horace went on to become the first paid fire chief of the Key Peninsula-PCFPD #16. After 36 years of service to his communities, Horace finally retired in 1994.
Horace leaves behind his wife, Anne Marie; children Darelyn Moana Arter, Keith, Michael and Robert Kele; their spouses; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister Phyllis Matsuda; brother Kawika: many nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Saturday, October 22nd at the Haven of Rest Chapel, W, Gig Harbor. Scattering of ashes on Oahu May 2012.