Obituaries for December 18
Lucas Kawaielelani Andrade, 18, of Ocean View died Dec. 2. Born in Ocean View, he was a student and attended the Ocean View Evangelical Community Church. Funeral services today at the Ocean View Evangelical Community Church with visitation at 1 p.m. and services at 2 p.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Survived by mother, Jeanne Andrade; and brother, Dustin Andrade, both of Ocean View. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Sylvia S. Arita, 64, of Hilo died at the Hilo Medical Center on Monday, Dec. 3. Born in Hilo, he was a member of the Hilo Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Friends may call at the Wainaku Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 445 Kulana Road in Paukaa on Saturday, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Survived by brothers, Douglas M. Arita of Honolulu, Wallace M. Arita of Hilo, and Ronald K. Arita of Honolulu; sisters, Harriet H. Teraoka of Honolulu, and Carroldine K. (Thomas) Lai of Honolulu; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Lenard Kalua Kaniho, 57, of Waimea died at the North Hawaii Community Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Born in Honokaa, he was a security guard. Friends may call at the Spencer Beach Park pavilion in Kawaihae on Sunday, where a Celebration of Life will be held at noon. Scattering of his ashes will occur at a later date. Casual attire. Survived by brothers, John (Jan) Kaniho Jr. of Mountain View, Vernon (Rachel) Kaniho Sr. of Waimea and Brent Kaniho of Waimea; sister, Lenora (Javed) Hussain, of Nanakuli, Oahu; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Jaimie Mahelani Leialoha, 47, of Hilo died Thursday, Dec. 13, at her residence. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Private services. Survived by husband, Joseph Rutter of Hilo; daughter, Jaylyn (Kaohe) Haleamau of Hilo; son, Joseph Rutter Jr. of Hilo; sisters, Jeanie (Kevin) Arakaki of Wailuku, Maui, Heidi Leialoha of Honolulu, and Amber Leialoha of Kailua, Oahu; brother, Frank Ogawa of Hilo; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Shizue “Beatrice” Nakanishi, 94, of Waimea died Dec. 5 at her home. Born in Honohina, she was retired and a member of the Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Buddhist Women’s Association, Hui Uruma Club, Waimea Senior Citizens, and Kamuela Japanese Civic Club. Private services held. Survived by son, Glenn Nakanishi of Honolulu; daughters, Charlotte (Dennis) Yuen of Honolulu, Diane Imada of Honokaa, Carol Nakanishi of California; brothers, Harold Yasumori (Dora) Tomi, Harry Yoshiaki (Joann) Tome, both of Honolulu; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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