Funeral Set Thursday For Former Rep. Peter Aduja

Wednesday - March 28, 2007
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Peter Aduja
Peter Aduja

Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of former Windward state House member Peter Aduja.

Funeral services are planned March 29 for the longtime Kahaluu resident who died Feb. 19 while vacationing in Las Vegas. He was 86.

Public visitation begins at 9 a.m. at Kawaiahao Church, followed by a eulogy and memorial service from 10 to 11:30. Burial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, followed by a reception at the Aduja family residence. For details, call Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary at 247-0437.

Aduja arrived in Hawaii with his immigrant parents from the Philippines in 1928. He served with Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment during World War II and earned his law degree from Boston University in 1951. He served as

a judge and magistrate before winning election to a Windward Oahu state House seat, which he held from 1966 to 1974. He also was a Kaneohe Neighborhood Board member from 1986 to 1994.

He is survived by daughter and former state Sen. Melodie Aduja; son Jay Peter Aduja; two grandchildren and other relatives.

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