The Rev. Abraham Akaka, 80, who was...


The Rev. Abraham Akaka, 80, who was pastor of the large Kawaiahao Church for 28 years and one of Hawaii's best known religious leaders, died Wednesday in Honolulu.

Edward Nakamura, 74, a retired Hawaii state Supreme Court associate justice, died Thursday in Honolulu.

Milton Rubincam, 88, called "the dean of American genealogists" by the Smithsonian Institution, died Tuesday in Washington of complications related to diabetes.

George Louis Schaefer, 76, a five-time Emmy winner who produced or directed nearly 100 TV productions over six decades, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was the first film or TV director to receive the Directors Guild Award four times, winning for "Macbeth," "Pygmalion," "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" and "My Father and My Mother." He was president && of the GUild from 1979 to 1981.

Alan Simpkins, 74, a high-tech innovator who held five patents in telecommunications, died Wednesday in Santa Cruz, Calif. He designed, developed and marketed numerous test instruments for the telephone industry.

Pub Date: 9/13/97

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