Obituaries for Friday, October 17, 2008

• Lawrence Andrade

• Gary Kodani

• Laura Ellacott

• Yoshie Akamine

• Yonezo Arashiro

Lawrence Andrade

Lawrence “Larry” Andrade died in Odessa, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at the age of 88. He was born Nov. 27, 1919, on O‘ahu. He had a great love of motorcycles from an early age. He owned and operated the first motorcycle shop on Kaua‘i, and had a passion for riding until he was 84. He retired from the Kaua‘i Liquor Commission after 34 years of service. He also was an avid fisherman and a part-time cowboy at Kipu Ranch for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by mother Daisy Hobbs Andrade, father and stepmother Charles and Helene Andrade, and brothers Reginald and Boyd Andrade.

He is survived by wife Clarice of Odessa, Texas; daughter Susan; sons Carlos (Maile), Russell, Paul (Nancy), Kimo (Margaret) all of Kaua‘i, Pierre (Susan) of Tacoma, Wash.; stepson Bruce (Sue) of Rhome, Texas; grandsons Shannon Makali‘i, Joshua, Micah, Kaimalino, Cyrus, Sam, and Keith Nainoa; stepgrandsons Jacob and Mark; granddaughters Taeru, Pelika, Stacy, Natalie, Ku‘ulei, Noel and Karina; step-granddaughter Chrystal; 13 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; brothers Charles Andrade of Arizona, Tandy (Pat) Andrade of Arizona; sisters Tanya Muse of Arizona, Movita Kaimimoku of Maui; sisters-in-law Eleanor Andrade of Kaua‘i, Shirley Simpson of Odessa, Texas; brother-in-law Jerry (Millie) Houston of Colorado.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., and services will start at 2:30 p.m. Ashes will be scattered at a later time. The family requests casual attire and flowers to be omitted.

Gary Kodani

Gary Isami Kodani died Oct. 11, 2008, at his home in Kapa‘a. Born Sept. 19, 1948, in Lihu‘e, he was a HUD program manager for Kaua‘i County.

He is survived by wife June Masada Kodani of Kapa‘a; daughters Stacey Lary and Casey Kodani; son Christopher Lary; parents Toshimi and Satsuki Kodani; sister Aileen (Wayne) Nakai; brother Clyde (Helena) Kodani; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Kapaa Missionary Church. Services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements will be handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

Laura Ellacott

Laura Lee Ellacott of Beaufort, S.C., died Oct. 10, 2008, at home at the age of 53. Born Dec. 14, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a federal employee with the U.S. Marine Corps.

She was preceded in death by mother Juanita C. Ellacott.

She is survived by father William F. Ellacott and sister Renee Brewer (Michael) of Edgewater, Fla.

Private services will be conducted Friday, Oct. 17, in Beaufort, S.C.

Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Yoshie Akamine

Yoshie “Vicky” Akamine of Kahului, Maui, died Oct. 8, 2008, at Hale Makua in Wailuku at the age of 82. Born Sept. 9, 1926, in Ola‘a, Hawai‘i, she was a store manager for Dave’s Ice Cream and Paradise Delight Cookies.

She is survived by son Ivan (Susie) Akamine, daughter Jasmine (Nathan) Kwee, sister Haruko Uyeda, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at Ballard Family Mortuary; services will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Yonezo Arashiro

Yonezo “Yone” Arashiro of Wailua Houselots died Oct. 7, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 80. Born Oct. 21, 1927, in Kekaha, he was the owner of Wailua Marina Restaurant.

He is survived by brother Charles “Take” Arashiro of Hanapepe, sister Natsuko (Anshu) Matsuda of Honolulu, aunt Yasu (Toshio) Yamasato of Honolulu, sisters-in-law Gladys (Richard) Arashiro and Tome (Kenneth) Arashiro, both of Wailua Houselots, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Kapaa Missionary Church; service officiated by Pastor Ed will begin at 5 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and the family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

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