Obits for April 23
Nalani Makua Andresen, 57, of Hilo died Saturday, March 31, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a community service fundraiser for various charitable services and a sales representative for Na Makua Original Hawaiian Designs. Memorial service Sunday at the Salvation Army Church (219 Ponahawai St., Hilo) from 1-3 p.m. Survived by father, Joseph Makua of Honolulu; brother, Nelson (Linda) Makua of Keaau; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Paul Lurbin Caplener Jr., 48, of Hilo died April 18 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a former member of the Kalanianaole Athletic Club Yankees in Honolulu and coach of the Wanderers and Orioles Baseball Teams and Hilo High School Girls Softball Team. Visitation Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo from 9-10 a.m.; Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Corianne Caplener of Hilo; sons, Paul L. Caplener III of Hilo and Micah Caplener of Hilo; daughter, Chelsea Caplener of Hilo; mother, Patricia Caplener of Hilo; sisters, Sharon Caplener of Hilo and Paulette McNerney of Waimea; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Andrew “Andy” Apau San Akina Kahili, 78, of Hilo died Thursday, April 19, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was formally a machinist with Hilo Iron Works, a factory superintendent with Hilo Coast Processing Mill, a substitute janitor with Chiefess Kapiolani School, and a security officer with Aloha Security. A graduate of Kamehameha Schools; he was a former member of numerous bowling leagues and the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo; Service at 5 p.m. Graveside committal at 10 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Jessie Kahili of Hilo; son, Andy (Gerri) Kahili Jr. of Hilo; step-son, Tyson Agno of Hilo; step-daughter, Corinne Inada-Aki of Hilo; son-in-law, Gary (Freda) Nakano of Kaimuki, Oahu; brothers, Ernie Kahili of Hilo and Ronnie (Kathy) Kekoa of Auburn, Maine; sisters, Toni “Antoinette” (Bully) Kaipo of Hilo, Piilani “Lucille” Aki of Hilo and Eva Inada of Hilo; mother-in-law, Masako Inada of Hilo; brother-in-law, Nelson Inada of Alaska; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Setsuko Kitsutani, 92, of Hilo died April 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a housewife. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by husband, Hiroshi Kitsutani of Hilo; daughters, Elaine Katahira, Aileen Kikuyama, both of Hilo; sister, Sharon Masukawa of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Tadashi Iseri, George (Seiko) Kitsutani, both of Hilo, Yoshio Morita of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Fumiko (Katsutoshi) Sasabe of California; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Katsuki Sunada, 88, of Puueopaku, Papaikou, died April 18 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Puueopaku, he was a retired police officer from the Hawaii Police Department, U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. Survived by wife, Jane Setsuko Sunada of Puueopaku; daughters, Susan (Donn) Nagamine, Lori (Brent) Horiuchi, Kristi (Dr. Todd) China, all of Honolulu; brother, Thomas (Muriel) Sunada of California; sisters, Lucille Sunada of Hilo, Dorothy Kawamoto of Puueopaku, Patsy Robinson of California; sister-in-law, Ethel Sunada of Honolulu; two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.