Family of victims killed in Marco Polo fire still grieving

  • Source: KHON-TV FOX 2
  • Published: 07/09/2018 08:43 PM

This Saturday marks the anniversary of one of the most destructive and deadliest fires in Honolulu's history, the Marco Polo building fire. The deadly fire took the lives of four residents. Two of them lived in the same apartment on the 26th floor. The family of those victims tells us they hold on to the good memories, but the heartache doesn't go away. Pastor Phil Reller lost his mother Melba Dilley and his brother Britt Reller in the Marco Polo Fire. "I think probably the hardest thing is the last hour, the last half hour of their lives and the pain, the horror that day and the other victims went through living with that knowledge," said Reller. Reller and his family have had moments of closure at the funeral service and last week when they took their ashes to Minnesota, But Reller says he's still dealing with grief. "You don't lose the memories, you don't lose the sadness," he said.


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