June 9, 2012
Merle Kahikina "Buddy" Akuna, 82, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. test desk supervisor and an Army and Marine Corps veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Ellen H.; daughters Merlyn K. and Mele K. Akuna, and Melisa K. Tobias; brothers Edward and Danton; and sisters Beverly Brown and Laurel Akuna. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased