Obituaries for Sunday, October 16, 2011

Elaine Kaneko

Arthur Defries Jr.

Elaine Kaneko

Elaine Yachie Kaneko of Numila, Kaua‘i died Oct. 4, 2011, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home at age 79. Born Oct. 21, 1931, in Koloa, she was a hotel gift shop manager at Andrade.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Yoneo Kaneko; brother, Tetsuo Konishi; sister, Violet Sato; brothers-in-law, Haruo Asai, Yoshito Kawakami, Wakamatsu Iwamoto, Masayoshi Nishiie and Reiso Nakamoto; and sisters-in-law, Yoshie Nakamoto and Patsy (Tokue) Hong.

She is survived by her daughter, Doreen (Calvin) Nogami; son, Earl Kaneko; “best pal Max”; brothers, Gary (Margie) Konishi, Donald (Mildred) Konishi and Michael (Ruby) Konishi; sisters, Kimiyo Asai, Natsue Iwamoto and Linda Kawakami; brothers-in-law, George Sato, Toshio (Stella) Kaneko and George Hong; sisters-in-law, Eileen Konishi, Kikue Kaneko and Myra Nishiie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service will be at 10 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Arthur Defries Jr.

Arthur K. Defries Jr. of Honolulu died Sept. 27, 2011, in Honolulu at age 69. He was born on Jan. 31, 1942.

He was preceded is death by his wife, Martha Defries; parents, Arthur and Tamar Defries Sr.; and brother, Gaylord Defries.

He is survived by his son, Peter (Heather) Strickland; one grandchild; three sisters, Tamar “Kamala” Mersberg, Annaline Spencer and Edie Defries; two brothers, David (Sandy) Defries and Roland (Kari) Defries; numerous step-children, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Waioli Hui‘ia Church in Hanalei; services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Arrangements made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

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