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Gary Francis Aoki died peacefully at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 30, 2011, at age 66 after an eight-year battle with Hodgkin’s disease. Born in Honolulu on March 16, 1945, he worked for the Canadian airline Wardair and in the hospitality industry with Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he retired from the Sheraton Po‘ipu.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Fumiko Aoki, and brother, Lowell Aoki.
He is survived by his wife, Kymry; stepsons, Ashton and Ryan Perez; daughters, Danielle (Ian) Lin of Des Moines, Iowa, Chelsea (Scott) Hermodson of Blaine, Minn.; 7 grandkids, sister, Janice Sawada, brother, Earl (Susan) Aoki, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Taffy.
A celebration of his life will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Joe’s on the Green in Po‘ipu. UH attire preferred. Online: memorialwebsites.legacy.com/GaryAoki
Wendall John Dias of Hanapepe died Sept. 24, 2011, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at age 54. Born April 25, 1957, in Lihu‘e, he was a machine operator for Kukuiolono Golf Course.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Dias Sr.; brothers, Nolan and Robin Dias; and sons, Malani-Kai and Tysen Dias.
He is survived by his mother, Dolores Dias; son, Jonah Dias; daughter, Rachel Dias; brothers, David (Shasha) Dias and Sam (Melissa) Dias; caregiver, Kathy Dias; numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Kukuiolono Golf Course at 10 a.m.
Arrangements were made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.
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