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Taps: James “Bud” Placek

October 23, 2019

James “Bud” Willard Placek, 73, of Captain Cook, Hawai‘i, died September 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Belleville, Illinois, he was an electrical engineer for the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority, U.S. Air Force retiree, member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and member of the Hawai‘i Air National Guard. 

Internment with military honors 9 a.m. Monday, November 4, at West Hawai‘i Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. 

Survived by wife, Melvamae Placek of Captain Cook; sons, Colin Placek of Captain Cook, Justin Rickard of Honolulu, Christopher (Ashley Mello) Placek of San Diego; brother, Richard (Debbie) Placek of Arkansas; sister, Penny (Harold) Schmidt of Columbia, Illinois. 

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Retiree News extends heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.

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