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Taps: William Pahowai Haalilio

April 19, 2016

487FA 9.71k gWilliam Pahowai Haalilio, age 80, of Pearl City, passed away April 2, 2016 in Honolulu. Born January 16, 1936 in Opihali, South Kona.

He was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran and retired as Sergeant First-Class in the U.S. Army. He also retired as a supervisor from the State of Hawaii Department of Health.

He is survived by wife, Harriet U. Haalilio; hanai son, Rafael (Carol Ann) Rodriguez, Jr.; daughters, Deemae Haalilio, Wendy Haalilio, Shayna Mahuka; hanai daughters, LaVerne Caires, Sharon Kekua, Carol-Ann Rodriguez, Nicka Maning; brothers, Arnold (Frances) Haalilio, Wilfred (Maggie) Haalilio, Sr., Jeffrey (Theresa) Haalilio, Sr., David (Lorrie- Anne) Haalilio, Sr.; sisters, Charlotte Rodriguez, Nellie Takahashi, Jeraldine Rivera, Noreen Spencer, Jasmine Angeleo, Henri-Ann (Morris) Nagata; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Apr. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m.; Burial 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Apr. 21) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Special thanks to retiree Bob Inouye who sent in this obituary and additional information.

SFC(Ret) William Haalilio joined the Hawaii Army National Guard in September 1958.   He spent a much of his HIARNG career with Battery B, 1st Battalion 487th Field Artillery until his retirement in June 1996.

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