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• Benjamin Nakaahiki
• Erasmus Nahale‘a
Benjamin Nakaahiki Sr. of Kekaha died May 20, 2008, at his home at the age of 84. Born Sept. 29, 1923, in Kekaha, he was a retired heavy equipment operator with the Department of Transportation Highway Division.
He was preceded in death by wife Esther Kaowiloa Nakaahiki; sons Garrick K. Nakaahiki and Marvin T.K. Nakaahiki.
He is survived by sons Thomas L.M. (Alice) Baptista, Benjamin Nakaahiki Jr., Brenn N.K. (Eileen) Nakaahiki, Joseph I.K. (Nani) Nakaahiki and Clyson T.K. Nakaahiki all of Kekaha; daughters Charlene S.K. (Dexter) Yamamoto, Benjinette P. (Kevin) Iwai, Marvaleen K. (Burt) Vidinha, Trudilynn N. (Greg) Wood and Elena K. (Rob) Ruark all of Kekaha; daughter-in-law Oriente Nakaahiki; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kekaha Ward; service 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Burial to follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
Erasmus Ioane “Cowboy” Nahale‘a of Colorado Springs, Colo., died April 26, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the age of 69. Born May 25, 1938, in Honolulu, he was a retired minister from Kauai Baptiste Temple.
He was preceded in death by brothers Moses Nahale‘a, Daddy Boy Nahale‘a, Junior Boy Nahale‘a; and sisters Lehua Kalanui and Nellie Ramos.
He is survived by wife Irma Nahale‘a; son Kelii (Julie) Nahale‘a; daughters Alohalani (Wayne) Kaleo and Iwalani (Richard) Belisario; brothers Joseph Lara of Kansas and Clement (Vickie) Kaiama; sisters Mickie Ceberano and Blossom Kapua; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service begins at 6 p.m. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 30, at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers are welcome.
Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
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