Obituaries for August 17
Ethel Mililani Kaikuaana, 73, of Hilo died July 29 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, she was an employee of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and a member of Glad Tidings Church and HIAC. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Glad Tidings Church. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Clyde (Lisa) Kaikuaana of Madison, Wis.; daughters, Wanda (Paul) Neves and Jasmine Kaikuaana of Hilo; sister, Pearl Wong of Hilo; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Hiroko “Marian” Kaneko, 88, of Honolulu died Aug. 6 at home. Born in Olaa (Keaau), she was a retired postal clerk at Chun Hoon Pharmacy and adult supervisor at Nuuanu Elementary School. Visitation 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary East Chapel in Honolulu. Service at 5:30 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son Reynold of Waipahu, Oahu; daughters, Karen Hill Dianne Imamura and Sylvia (Dwight) Asato of Honolulu; grandchildren Jacqueline Imamura, John Kaneko and Jeffrey Imamura; brother George Takenaga of Honolulu; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
Lester “Les” Kinji Nakano, 64, of Holualoa died Aug. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Keauhou, he was a retired teller at First Hawaiian Bank in Kailua-Kona and waiter for the former Kona Hilton Hotel. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 3 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Nick (Aurora) Nakano of Phoenix and Tony (Sheena) Nakano of Holualoa; mother, Asayo Nakano of Captain Cook; brothers, Richard (Karen) Nakano of Kailua-Kona, Dennis (Molly) Nakano of Kealakekua and Kenneth (Alma) Nakano of Pukalani, Maui; sister, Anne Nakano of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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