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Obituaries for February 20

James “Jim” Grant Kerr, 66, of Kailua-Kona died Monday at Kona Community Hospital. Born in New York City, he was formerly employed with Mahalo Air, Ocean Sports Waikoloa and Jack’s Diving Locker. He had also retired from San Diego Gas &Electric in California. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hale Halawai. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Janice Kerr of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Marion Kerr of Chula Vista, Calif., Barbara (Kenneth) Crawford of Greenwood, Ind., Evelyn (Donald) Yount of Lancaster, Calif., and Margaret Kerr of Martinez, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Else “Elsi” Anita Matikka, 73, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Oulu, Finland, she was a homemaker. Private services to be held. Survived by daughter, Sari (Brent) Mott; two grandsons. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Caroline “Dingi” Kapuras Kuilipule, 72, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, she was an executive housekeeping manager at the former Waiakea Villas Village and Naniloa hotels. No services. Survived by husband, Preston Kuilipule of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Lynn (Donald) Iokepa, Sr., of Kailua-Kona, Leslie (Jeffrey) Strength of Arizona and Laura Hundley of Kailua-Kona; sons, Joel (Marla) Hundley of Las Vegas and Gerry Quilliopo of Keaau; brothers, Robert (Elizabeth) Kapuras and George Kapuras, each of Hilo; sisters, Helen Hu of Oahu, Priscilla (Ponci) Robia of Hilo and June (Bob) Barr of Arizona; brother-in-law, Placido Domingo of Oahu; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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