May 25, 2012
Charles Keonaona “Papa” Awa, 87, of Aiea, a retired Haiku Plantation Nursery laborer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Hamilton Pieper, and Clarence J. Jr. and Calvin J. Gunderson Sr.; daughter Clarice U. Gaspar; brother George K.; sisters Rose Cosner and Loretta Miller; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.