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.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.