This shot of my mom’s father in front of Honolulu’s Ilikai Hotel is undated, but I tell myself it’s one of the last photos taken of him before his death in Phoenix, in 1970. I like to think he went out partying.
My grandmother always claimed he died of cirrhosis of the liver. My mom, as I recall, disputes this, saying that he had many health problems, partly as a result of being shot.
The obituary (below) is of course no help at all.