Sept. 4, 2013
Edward Smith “Aloha” Akima, 69, of Makawao, Maui, a retired drywall journeyman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Donsmith A., Leesmith and Staceysmith K. Akima, and Edwardsmith K. Villegas; daughters Johnellsmith P. and Wendysmith E. Villegas, and Rosiesmith K. Akima; hanai sons Zac Kaina, Jr. Pua, Zac Tianio, and Truman Akima; hanai daughters Tammy Tianio, Tida Pua and Donna Hookano; brothers Tony and Ben “Butchie” Akima, and Jimmy Miyazono; and 25 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.