Obituaries for Sunday, September 2, 2018

Iwao Nonaka

Iwao Nonaka, 92, of Hanapepe, passed away on Aug. 28, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center.

Born on Sept. 20, 1925, in Mana, Kauai, he retired as a farmer agriculture specialist and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by wife, Lucille F. Nonaka and parents, Jinkuro and Takano Nonaka.

He is survived by sons, M. Nonaka of Hawaii and Dean (Nicol) Nonaka of Hanapepe; daughters, Doreen (Michael) Koga of Oahu and Lori (Shimpei) Yoneda of Japan; grandchildren, Michelle Koga, Shane Koga, Aiko Iwakado, Ryoka Linnell, Kell Nonaka, Sandie Nonaka, Harley Nonaka and Kai Nonaka; great-grandchildren, Yu Iwakado, Sara Iwakado, Micah Linnell, Alianna Linnell, Karissa Nonaka-Howard and Kalea Nonaka-Howard; brothers, Frank (Pearl) Nonaka of Lihue and Paul Nonaka of Missouri; sisters, Sakiko (Toki) Ueyno of Lihue and Clara (Charles) McCollum of Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Lorraine Teramoto of Oahu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 3 to 4:45 p.m., where services will be celebrated at 5 p.m.

The family sugests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Thomas Ah Nee Young

Thomas Ah Nee Young passed away on July 2, 2018, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home in Omao, at the age of 75.

He was born on July 5, 1942, in Honolulu.

He was preceded in death by father, Thomas Ah Nee Young Sr.; mother, Sapphire Kamoohila Kahele Noeau; brothers, Ronny Ah Yee Young, Ronald Young and Donald Ah Yee Young; sisters, Charlotte Kamoohila, Mei-Ling Young and Siu Fan Chan.

He is survived by son, Koa Joseph Ah Nee Young; sister, Jermaine Iwalani Ah Mei Young; brothers and sisters of the Chapter 3 Kaumuali‘i Royal Order of Kamehameha; Gaibrielle Young; and the many friends who loved him.

He was an avid ultralight fisherman who enjoyed his fishing trips to Alaska, and a beloved member of the Chapter 3 Kaumuali‘i Royal Order of Kamehameha.

A celebration of life will be held at Prince Kuhio Park in Poipu on Saturday, Sept. 8, with visitation at 10 a.m. and service to follow at 11 a.m.

Contact Glen Foster at 634-1400 with any questions.

William Aki Sr.

William Aki Sr. of Anahola, passed away peacefully at his home, on Aug. 26, 2018, at the age of 76.

Born on Oct. 13, 1941, in Anahola, he formerly worked for the Princeville Community Association, where he retired as a security officer.

He was preceded in death by parents, Miller Aki and MaryAnn Lovell Aki; brothers, Fred Aki Sr. and Alfred “Kalei” Aki Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Brede Aki; daughters, Hazel (Harold) Chun, Regenald McCabe, Lavannah Aki and Lee Jay (Phil) Aki; sons, William (Vonda) Aki Jr. and Leslee (Lisa) Aki; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Marian (Robert) Delapenia; brothers, Richard (Priscilla) Aki, Melvin “Bully” (Sandra) Aki Sr. and George (Joyce) Aki; sisters-in-law, Wanda Aki and Helen Aki; numerous other family members.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Teruko Umetsu

The rescheduled memorial service for Teruko Umetsu, 93, of Kapaa, who passed away on July 27, 2018, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home in Omao, is Saturday, Sept. 8 at Kapaa United Church of Christ, with visitation from 3:30 p.m. and services celebrated at 4 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Hope Kaiminaauao Strickland

Hope Kaiminaauao Strickland, 52, of Kalaheo, passed away on Aug. 28, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center.

Born on Sept. 25, 1965 in Waimea, she was a Hawaiian language teacher.

She was preceded in death by husband, Patrick Strickland; father, Keoki Keamoai; mother, Hauoli Niau; sisters, Judy Keamoai and Deborah Keamoai; nephew, Keola Kanahele-Keamoai.

She is survived by sons, Patrick Keamoai-Strickland and Samson Keamoai-Strickland, both of Kalaheo; daughter, Rosemary Keamoai-Strickland of Waimanalo, Oahu; hanai children, Noaa Kubo, Zymani Keamoai-Hall and Mahina Gardner; sisters, Faith Keamoai of California, Charity (Chris) Kanahele of Kaumakani, Yolanda (Bradley) Betts of California and Schylar (Peter) Frederick of Oregon; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Sept. 7, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 9 to 9:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

The family suggests aloha attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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