Joseph Akau, also known as "Uncle Joe" and "Papa Joe," 74, of Waianae, a heavy equipment operator, Local 3, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ramona, son Danny, daughters Danette Kaahanui and Jill Rodrigues, brother Samuel K. Jr., sister Agnes Young, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. next Thursday and 9 a.m. Aug. 27 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. next Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 27. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased