Thomas Pahu, 55, of 1010 4th Ave., died this morning at his home. Born in Honolulu, Mr. Pahu was a well known construction man.
He had been with the board of water supply for the last year and was formerly with J. L. Young Engineering Co., Chester Clarke Co., Ready Mix Co. and J. M. Tanaka.
While with the latter, he supervised much of the installation of Honolulu’s largest water main which brings water to the city from the underground pumping station at north Halawa valley.
He was also a musician, having traveled widely in 1933 with Mildred Leo Clement, a cousin of Mark Twain’s. He played at the opening of the Royal Hawaiian hotel in 1927, and has been a member of a local troupe for some years.
Surviving Mr. Pahu are his widow Alice; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Pahu Baker, Mrs. Violet Lilikoi and Mrs. Helen Perez; a sister, Mrs. Harriett K. Smith and 12 grandchildren.
Borthwick mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.
(Star-Bulletin, 9/21/1948, p. 11)