Memorial for Kent Bowman set next Saturday in Kailua
will arrive next week from Las Vegas to set up a memorial for Kent Bowman
next Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua at 10 a.m. Kent died Dec. 20 in Las Vegas, where he and wife, Joyce
, lived. Merriam is married to Bill Olds
, Kent's nephew. Bill, a retired Army colonel who gave the eulogy for Kent in Las Vegas, won't be here. He departs tomorrow for Iraq, where he is a civilian contractor working for he U.S. government. Besides being a successful businessman, Kent was the first big-name local comedian that I can remember. He had audiences rolling with laughter with his pidgin English-speaking characters, most notably politician K.K. Kaumanua
. Bill said about 200 people came to Kent's services Dec. 27 in Vegas ...
Fashionplate Jany Cataldo, one of Honolulu's better-known party-givers when she had a home between Doris Duke's Shangri La and Jim Nabors' home and later at her Colony Surf apartment, is engaged. The lucky guy is businessman-yachtsman Beau Champion. Jany and Tiana Torii, another of the town's best dressed, attended Dior's party at the Ala Moana store Dec. 27 for the unveiling of Dior's 60th-anniversary book. Dior chief Cammy Maheras had Marisa Gey and Branka Knezevic model spring fashions as guests enjoyed champagne and pupus. Carolyn Haik won a Dior bag and book in a raffle ...
Erin Cafaro rows up a storm at Clark Hatch
Fitness Center members who worked out the day before Christmas were surprised to see a new young woman on the rowing machine, performing like a champion. And a champ Erin Cafaro
is, having been a member of the U.S. women's four rowing quartet that won the world's championship in Munich, Germany, last September. Erin, 24, is gunning for the Olympics as a member of the U.S. National Team, specializing in the women's eight sweep event. Erin and her parents, John
and Vian Cafaro
, were visiting Kauai from Modesto, Calif. There was no gym with a rowing machine equipped to measure Erin's training that the national team requires, so she flew to Honolulu to use a machine at Hatch. Good-guy owner Bill Monsen
did not charge her. Erin spoke with Hatch rowing stars Tony Gill
and Roc Ley
while here. After the four-hour visit she was back on a plane for Kauai ...
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