Obituaries for March 19
Makani Nathanael Perry, 6 months old, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 15 at home. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Carol Perry’s home, 76-271 Kealoha St. in Kamani Trees. Survived by parents, Michael and Laura Perry of Kailua-Kona; brother, Jesse Cuaresma of Kailua-Kona; sister, Lexie Cuaresma of Kailua-Kona; grandparents, Carol Perry of Kailua-Kona, Charles and Jane Scott of Montgomery, Ill., and Bill Perry of Bishop, Calif.; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
James Richard Milne McKenzie, 73, of Opihihale died Thursday at home. Born in Detroit, he was an auto mechanic and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Celebration of life and inurnment at noon Friday at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Survived by daughters, Lisa (Kevin) O’Keefe of Montara, Calif. and Dawn McKenzie of Opihihale; sons, David (Jody) McKenzie of Portland, Ore., and Jon McKenzie of Opihihale; brother, John (Anna) McKenzie of St. Claire Shores, Mich.; sister, Joan McKenzie of Clear Lake, Calif.; six grandchildren; two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Andrew Christopher deLaurier, 69, of Waimea died Feb. 28 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Chelsea, Mass., he was a retired physician. He served in Vietnam as a Marine Corps pilot and later became a U.S. Navy flight surgeon. Private services held. Survived by wife, Sharon Hirako of Waimea; sons, Craig (Bess Oransky) deLaurier of New York City and Geoffrey deLaurier of San Diego; sister, Jeanne deLaurier of Warrensburg, Mo.; brothers, Michael deLaurier of Twentynine Palms, Calif., and Stephen deLaurier of Hilo; two grandchildren; two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Akira “Aki” Watanabe, 82, of Hilo died Feb. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kalaheo, Kauai, he was an insurance producer for Noguchi &Associates Inc., chief operating officer of Watanabe Insurance Services Inc. and a member of several business, social and civic organizations. Visitation from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No koden. Donations may be made to the Hilo Rotary Club Foundation (P.O. Box 4192, Hilo, HI 96720), Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island (100 Kamakahonu St., Hilo, HI 96720) or Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin (398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI 96720). Survived by wife, Emiko Watanabe of Hilo; son, Brian (Janice) Watanabe of Hilo; daughters, Cora (Richard) Nitta of Pearl City, Oahu, and Ann (Andrew) Kikuta of Hilo; brothers, Seichi (Masako) Watanabe of Hilo, John (Doris) Watanabe of Hilo, and Takuo (Jayne) Watanabe of Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.; sisters, Kikue Nakamura of Kalaheo and Emi Kitashiro of Honolulu; five grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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