Obituaries for Dec. 28, 2014

• Francis Kaya • Andrew Polan • Louise Tamura • Helen Dotimas • Tomio Haraguchi 

Francis Kaya

Francis K. Kaya passed away on December 13, 2014 at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 73. Born on May 28, 1941, in Wailuku, Maui, he was a mechanic with the State of Hawaii.

Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara S. Kaya, and parents, Jitsuji and Agnes Kaya.

He is survived by his son, Kalen Kaya of Lawai; daughter, Tracey (Ric) Ochoco of Lawai; six grandchildren, David Ochoco, Courtney Ochoco, Keenan Kaya, Crysten-Kaori “Ori” Kaya, Thaine Ochoco, and Kestle-Lynn “Noe” Kaya ; three brothers, Dennis Kaya, Richard (Muriel) Kaya, and Robert (Eleanor) Kaya, all of Oahu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family for a celebration of life on January 3, 2015 at the Kalaheo Missionary Church from 9 to 10 a.m. Services to begin at 10 a.m. with lunch to follow. Family suggests casual attire and are open to flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Andrew Polan

Andrew “Pineapple” Anthony Polan passed away on December 14, 2014 at his home in Midway City, California. He was born September 16, 1941 in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. He left Kauai in 1957 when he joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a U.S. Marine and Construction Project Superintendent.

He was preceded in death by his parents Andres and Elizabeth Leilani Polan, his sister Judi Leilani Ann Spencer and his Uncle Sam Alcover.

He is survived by his wife Georgia “Tani” Polan, California; daughters: Lisa Dela Pina and Brandi Polan Reyes, California; son Michael Polan, California; sisters: Mary-Alice (Rupert) Rowe and Elizabeth “Bea” Ebinger, Kauai; brothers: Joe (Chisai) Polan and Tuffy (Lorna) Poe, Kauai; sister-in-law, Norma Smith, California and Auntie Agnes Alcover, Oahu; four granddaughters: Maci Kanani Dela Pina, Shae Kiele Dela Pina, Sydney Anela Reyes, Mia Kalei Makana Polan and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Family and Friends are invited to a celebration of his life and memorial service with Military Honors to be held January 2015 in California.

Louise Tamura

Louise Keiko Tamura, 57, of Kenmore, Washington, passed away on September 22, 2014. Born in Lihue on September 17, 1957, she was retired from the retail and baking industries.

Preceded in death by her father, Dr. Royce Y. Fujimoto Sr.,

She is survived by her husband, Mark; sons Kalani and Kaipo, all of Washington; mother Tatsuko; brothers Lloyd and Royce Jr., all of Kauai; and nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be held at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:30 am. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Helen Dotimas

Helen Lahapa Kamakaeha Kualu Dotimas died on December 20, 2014 at the Garden Island Health Care in Lihue, at the age of 89. Born on March 15, 1925 in Waimea, Kauai.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Dotimas; mother, Helen Liawahine Haupu Kualu, father, William Kualu; three sons, Juan Ipac, Lawrence and David Dotimas; three brothers, William and Abraham Kualu, and Joseph Kaili; son-in-law Herbert Callejo; and three sisters, Helen Yadao, Emily Baclayon, and Agnes Mahinai; daughter-in-law, Luana Dotimas.

She is survived by her four sons, Gilbert Dotimas, Tony (Donna) Dotimas, Mark (Lucille) Dotimas, Jerome (Paula) Dotimas; four daughters, Aileen (Bill) Farias, Gloria (John) Callejo, Gladys (Keokolo) Kapoi, Avis Hao; daughter-in-laws, Shirley Ipac, Kareen Bonachita, Jean Abreu; two sisters, Bernice Ragragola, Becky (Doronio) Kualu; 50 grandchildren; 114 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Kalaheo Ward of Latter Day Saints at 9 a.m. Services will begin 11 a.m. Inurnment at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery to follow. Flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Tomio Haraguchi

Tomio Haraguchi of Hanalei died at home with family by his side in Hanalei, Kauai on Dec. 24, 2014, at the age of 86.

Born in Hanalei, Kauai on Dec. 17, 1928, he was a commercial fisherman, taro farmer, and retired county employee.

He is survived by wife, Happy Haraguchi of Hanalei, daughter, Hester Haraguchi of Wyoming, sons, Wesley (Tammie) Haraguchi, Hanalei, Irwin (Sherlyn) Haraguchi, Kilauea, Nathan (Sandy) Haraguchi, Louisiana; sisters, Hanae Niitsuma of Princeville, Fusayo (Seichi) Nagai of Pearl City, Kunie (Donald S.) Quon of Kalaheo, Chitose (Bruce) Minato of Mililani, and Janis Haraguchi of Honolulu; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family at 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, at the Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Service at 11 a.m. Family request casual attire and flowers omitted, no monetary offerings (koden).

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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