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Taps: William “Bill” Almeida

February 24, 2020

William Puaonaona Almeida, 81, of Pearl City, passed away on February 10, 2020. He was the eldest of 5 children, born in Honolulu, Hawaii to C. Pua and Augusta P. (Wittrock) Almeida. After graduating in 1956 from Kaimuki High School, he served in the Hawaii Air National Guard. He entered into the Honolulu Fire Department in 1963 where he served until his retirement with the rank of Captain in 1995. 

During his time off from the firehouse, he could be found on various athletic fields as a youth coach for football and baseball as well as a baseball umpire with the Pearl City Umpires Association. 

After retirement, he worked at Aloha Airlines where he was fondly known as, “Uncle Billy”. He enjoyed various activities such as, golf with his regulars, Makule league softball, traveling and watching his grandchildren in their performances and sports games. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Connie L. Adams of Aurora, IL; three children; Kellie (Cal) Kobashigawa, Gregory (Chirada) Almeida and Meghan (Fernando) Andrade, sisters; Liz (Richard [d]) Nakashima and Hula (Jenner) Cauton, and seven grandchildren. 

Visitation 10:30 am at Oahu Cemetery Chapel on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Service and HFD Pass in Review at 11:30 am. Burial 3:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements provided by: Oahu Cemetery

Retiree News extends heartfelt sympathy to Bill’s family and friends.

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