Obituaries for Tuesday, August 2, 2011

• Benjamin Taroc • Loea Ka‘upu

Kahalaomapuana Kanahele •

Stephanie Ha‘aino

Benjamin Taroc

Benjamin “Ben” Taroc of Mililani, O‘ahu, formerly of Koloa, died July 18, 2011, at Hawai‘i Medical Center West in O‘ahu at age 65. Born July 29, 1945, he graduated from Kaua‘i High School and University of Hawai‘i Manoa.

He was a Marine Corp Recruiter, worked at Aloha Airlines, Bank of Hawai‘i, EF Hutton and Advertiser and was very active in AYSO as a coach and referee.

He is survived by daughters, Tammy AS Taroc; Rheva (Eric) Lewis; Shannon CM (Darren) Ezawa all of O‘ahu, and Shayna (Joseph Clark) Taroc of Michigan; sisters, Betty Casabar, Katherine (Rudy) Samiano, Thelma (Stanley) Tamagawa; brothers, Lorenzo (Lissa) Casabar and Marcelino (Evelyn) Taroc; grandchildren, Maiya and Bobby Ezawa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, at Mililani Memorial Park Makai Chapel. Viewing will be at 5:30 p.m. and services will follow at 6 p.m. Private burial services will be held at a later date at Punchbowl Cemetery.

Mililani Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Loea Ka‘upu

Loea Hula Charles Kauhi Ka‘upu, Jr., son of the late Charles K. Ka‘upu Sr. and Esther Nagai Ka‘upu of Palolo, O‘ahu, died at his home in Napili, Maui, on July 12, 2011, at age 53. Born in Honolulu on Oct. 21, 1957, he was a Hawaiian cultural expert, master chanter, lecturer, recording artist, and a licensed kahu.

He is survived by sisters, Julie Ka‘upu, Tomi (Paul) Mamuad, Kamalanai (Michael) Clarke, A. Ke‘ala Ka‘upu, Keahi Ka‘upu; nephews, Christopher (Ka‘ala) Mamuad, Justin (Joreen) Mamuad, Tom (Billie) Mamuad; “mo’opuna” Kalaokahaku, Kau‘ika‘alohika‘anapaokalani, Ka‘imi‘ike, Kaleiimilia, Kamaha‘o, Keli‘iho‘omalu; and numerous Ka‘upu, Nagai, Mokiao, Boyd, Mau, Higa, Kama, Castor, Ka‘upu-Dudoit ‘ohana.

Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. for family and 4 to 5:30 p.m. with service to follow on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Kaumakapili Church in Honolulu. Aloha attire is suggested. Leis are welcome. Hawaiian protocol gathering on Maui on Aug. 20 at The Old Lahaina Lu‘au grounds will commence at noon. Scattering of ashes will follow.

Kahalaomapuana Kanahele

Kahalaomapuana Kanahele of Hanapepe Heights died Aug. 1, 2011, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at age 74. Born on Oct. 11, 1936, on Ni‘ihau, she was a retired housekeeper at Kaua‘i Surf and a teacher’s aid at Punana Leo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph K. Kanahele, and son, Joseph K. Kanahele Jr.

She is survived by daughters, Darline Benjamina of Makaweli, Sharon (Joe) Kanahele of Kekaha, Connie (Wally) Rita of ‘Oma‘o; sons, Alvin (Sandra) Kanahele of Makaweli, Julius Kanahele of Hanapepe, Elvis (Melody) Kanahele of Hanapepe; daughter-in-law, Blossom Kanahele of ‘Ele‘ele; hanai daughter, Victoria Kanahele of Kekaha; brother, Keoki (Virginia) Kemoai of Hanapepe; 35 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Garden Isle Mortuary, Lawa‘i. Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. and service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, Koloa.

Stephanie Ha‘aino

Stephanie Ha‘aino of Honolulu died Jan. 5, 2005, at Straub Clinic and Hospital at age 57. She was born on O‘ahu.

She is survived by her son, Keola Ha‘aino; brothers, Edward Kaiwi and Hank Kaiwi; and one grandson.

Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kapa‘a, 2nd ward on Kaua‘i. Scattering of her ashes will follow at Bertlemann Hill in Pila‘a, Kaua‘i.

Arrangements are made by Moanalua Mortuary.

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