Obituaries for Thursday, September 5, 2013

• Herbert Kaneholani • John Harry Riskus

Herbert Kaneholani

Herbert Kelii Kaneholani Jr of Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on June 7, 2013 in Tucson Arizona at the age of 69. He was born on August 7, 1943 on Oahu. He was a Heavy machine operator for Estenzo Plumbing.

He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert & Elizabeth Kaneholani; sister, Rosemary Sanay;  brothers, Harry Kaneholani Sr.; George Kaneholani and David Kaneholani; ex-wife, Paulette Kauwe Kaneholani.  

He is survived by his wife, Star Kaneholani of Arizona; sons, Herbert (Tammy Boro) Kelii Kaneholani III of Lihu’e; Joseph (Leslie) Kaneholani of Koloa; daughter, Rachel Lehua (Sam) Thomas of San Diego; Step-daughters, Blue Sky (Paul) Perry; Rain Belmonte; Spring (Ian) Lemke; Dancing Cloud (Don) Alexoff; Grandchildren, Bryson; Kyrie; Jourdan; Abcde; Kekai; Aukai; Kawailehua; Kalena; Kailani; Isaiah; Isabel; Samaya; Sierra; Michael; Makenna; Haley; Orion; Skyler; Kenny & Kai. Great-grandchildren, Kloey; Maleah; Serenity; Leilani & Malakai; Brothers, John (Leila) Kaneholani; Billy Kaneholani; Jerry Kaneholani; Daniel (Eva) Kaneholani & Clement Kaneholani; Sisters, Olinda (York) Higashi; Miriam Kupihea; Midge (Lawerence) Asai; Tatiana (Terry) Ryan & Olandra Kaleiohi.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Anahola Beach.

John Harry Riskus

John Harry Riskus of Kapaa passed away at home on September 3, 2013, at the age of 74.  He was born in Colorado on January 9, 1939 and was the proprietor of Hula Girl The Vintage Collection in Kapaa Town.  

He is survived by his wife, Pilar Riskus of Kapaa; daughter, Sylvia (Nick) Vander Elst of Hanapepe; two sons, Johnny (Laleinia) Riskus of Kapaa and Ric Julian Riskus of Kapaa; 7 grandchildren, Nicholai Vander Elst; Clinton Riskus; Tatijana (Makaia) Leong; Chason Riskus; Ariana Vander Elst; Colt Riskus; Alexa “Chicky” Riskus; 5 great-grandchildren, Nikki; Hailey; Kailea; Mason; Trey; two sister, Janet Falls of California; Karen Sartin of Oregon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Kapaa with visitation from 1:15 p.m. and services at 2:00 p.m.

Kauai Memorial Garden & Funeral Home assisted the Riskus Family with arrangements.

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