Obituaries Wednesday, May 30, 2007

• Elia K. K. Kapahulehua

• Jennie Nina Riola

• Coda Virginia Eilts


Elia K. K. Kapahulehua

Elia Kawika Ku‘ualoha Kapahulehua, 76, former resident of Hawai’i Kai, died May 17, 2007, at Queen’s Hospital at the age of 76.

A native son of Ni‘ihau, he was the first captain of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a; former head captain of Kaiser’s Hawaiian Village Catamarans; retired Western Delta Airlines employee; Manaleo of University of Hawai‘i-Manoa campus.

He is survived by son “Danny” Kaniela Mamaikona Kapahulehua; brother Frank (Abby) Santos; sister Doreen Nunies; nephews Kimokeo Kapahulehua, Herman John and Leander (Lisa) Nunies, Kanani (Brandy) Santos; nieces Cynthia (Lambert) Kaiminaauao, Zenobia (Tavita) Iese, Naomi Nunies, Ku‘uleialoha Sarah Santos; and, numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A memorial service will be Sunday, June 3, at the Elks Club Waikiki, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The family suggests aloha attire and asks that flowers be omitted. Cremation was handled by Borthwick Mortuary.


Jennie Nina Riola

Jennie Nina Riola of Kilauea died May 10, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 83.

Born in Long Island, N.Y., she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Arthur “Art” Riola of Kilauea; daughter Donna (Lester) Riola Gottlied and son Philip (Marianne) Riola; grandchildren Wesley, John and Sydney; and numerous brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at St. Sylvester’s Church in Kilauea, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at ‘Anini Beach to follow.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Coda Virginia Eilts

Coda Virginia Eilts of Lihu‘e died May 27, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 88.

Born at Fort Madison, Iowa, she was a travel agent.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Richard Eilts; daughters Florence Williams and Linda Foster; brother Gary Crowder; four grandsons; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 1, at Kapaa Seventh Day Adventist Church, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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