Services set for Thursday for pioneering politician
Services for former state Rep. Peter Aquino Aduja, the first Filipino American to hold a major elected office in the United States, have been set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Kawaiahao Church.
Visitation at the church will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a committal service will be at 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
The governor has also ordered the state flag be flown at half-staff Thursday.
Aduja, 86, was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Salindeg, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He died Feb. 19 in Las Vegas.
He was also a retired judge, Army veteran, former teacher and delegate to the 1968 Constitutional Convention.
Aduja is survived by his daughter Melodie Rebecca Aduja; son Jay Peter Aduja; and two grandchildren.