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)