Obituaries for Thursday, June 21, 2012

Daniel Kailiwai Jr.  • Mariano Dela Cruz

Daniel Kailiwai Jr.

Daniel “Danny” Kamakele Kailiwai Jr., 60, of Kailua-Kona, died June 18 at his residence. Born May 16, 1952, in Kealakekua, he was a landscaper for Kamehameha Investment Corporation, member of Bondallian Tennis Holua, a fisherman and an Army veteran.

He is survived by mother, Lucy Kailiwai of Kamalumalu; wife, JoAnn Kailiwai of Kailua-Kona; Bulla (Nohea) Kailiwai, Jerome Kailiwai all of Kailua-Kona, Lance (Michele) Kailiwai of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter C.C. Kailiwai of Kailua-Kona; brother, Oni Kailiwai of Kamamalu; sisters, MaryLou (Frank) Medeiros of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i, Lois (Lloyd) Shirai of Captain Cook, Betty Lou (Mike) Nelson of Tennessee; hanai son, Mauna Kea (Bliss) Akeo of Kailua-Kona; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Wawaoli Beach Park (OTEC). Service will be at 10 a.m. For information call 808-756-4834.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawai‘i.


Mariano Dela Cruz

Mariano A. Dela Cruz of Kaumakani, Kaua‘i, passed away on June 10, 2012, at Kaua‘i Veteran Memorial Hospital at the age of 100. She was born on July 21, 1911, in the Philippines. He was a laborer for the sugar plantation.

He was survived by his wife, Estrella Dela Cruz; sons, William (Regina) Dela Cruz, Peterson (Jean) Dela Cruz, Reynold Dela Cruz, Orlando (Remy) Dela Cruz, Nelson (Tessie) Dela Cruz, Christopher Dela Cruz, Robert Dela Cruz, Brandon (Hana) Dela Cruz; daughter, Mary Ann Dela Cruz; step-daughter, Elizabeth Lorenzana; brother, Benny (Connie) Dela Cruz; sister, Filomena Tumamao, of the Philippines; 35 granchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit the family on Friday, June 29, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, June 30 at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kekaha. Visitation will be at 8 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m., burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa.


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