Obituaries for Saturday, July 9, 2011

• Toni Bailey • Ellsworth Kaohi


Toni Bailey

Toni Lynn Bailey of Hilo died June 15, 2011, at home at age 55. Born in Arizona, she retired as a food server on Kaua‘i.

She is survived by her daughter, Tishanna Bailey Ben of Kaua‘i; brothers, William Dean Bailey of Hilo and Jimmy Zeb Bailey of Arizona.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, at Wailoa State Park in Hilo. Services will also be at noon, Friday, July 17, at Po‘ipu Beach Park on Kaua‘i.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Hawai‘i Funeral Home, Hilo.

Ellsworth Kaohi Sr.

Ellsworth Kiekie Kaohi Sr. of Kawaihae, Hawai‘i died June 19, 2011, at age 77. Born Feb. 25, 1934, in Hanapepe, he worked in the visitor industry at the Waikoloa Hilton Hotel.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne; son, Ellsworth Kaohi Jr.; daughters, Roslyn (Steve) Choi and Kimberly Kaohi; brothers, Dudie Kaohi, Clarence Kaohi, William Kaohi of Kaua‘i and Ronald Kaohi of Honolulu; sisters, Mercedes Ching and Betty Kaleohano of Kaua‘i, Arlene Naholoholo of California; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 13 at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church in Hanapepe, Kaua‘i. Family visitation is at 9:30 a.m. with services at 10:30 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawai‘i.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.