Death of James K. Pohina, 1941.

James K. Pohina, 87, Dies; Rites Saturday

James K. Pohina, 87, retired musician and long known as the oldest member of the Royal Hawaiian band, died at 7:10 p. m. Thursday at  the residence at 2116 Ladd lane.

Born in Kipahulu, Maui, Mr. Pohina played with the band more than 50 years and was for a time bandmaster.

Services will be held at 3 p. m. Saturday at Kawaiahao church, with burial in the Hawaiian church cemetery at Pauoa. Friends may call at Silva’s mortuary from 8 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. Saturday.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Deborah Pohina, two sons, James K. Jr., and Laban Moku Pohina; a daughter, Mrs. Louisa Pohina Aloiau, soloist with the Royal Hawaiian band; four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

(Star-Bulletin, 6/13/1941, p. 5)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XLVII, Number 15211, Page 5. June 13, 1941.


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