Obituaries for Sept. 10, 2015
Arlene Kashima Kawakami passed away at Wilcox Hospital on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at the age of 71. She was born on Jan. 6, 1944, in Huleia, Kauai and was an educator with the Department of Education.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mutsumi and Dora Kashima and her brother, Edwin Kashima.
Arlene is survived by her husband, Charles Kawakami; sons, Craig (Renee) Douglas and Derek (Monica) Kawakami; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Marian Horita and brother, Stanford Kashima.
Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at the Lihue Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. and lunch to follow.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Gerald Wilder Alaibilla of Kapaa, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the age of 67. He was born in Honolulu on July 26, 1948. Gerald was a store manager for the Kapaa Big Save Supermarket.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Alaibilla; sons, Gerald Sky (Edna) Alaibilla of Waimea, Kele (Surrey) Alaibilla of Kapaa and Jose Jason Alaibilla of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Pecious (Larry) Garma of Makakilo; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A celebration of Gerald’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue with visitation at 9 a.m. and services at 10 a.m.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Alaibilla family with arrangements.
Arata Oda of Hanamaulu passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on Aug. 13, 2015, at the age of 92. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai on Nov. 17, 1922, and retired from the Lihue Sugar Plantation as a Supervisor.
Arata is preceded in death by his wife Chieko Oda.
He is survived by two sons, one daughter, six grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, one sister; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were privately held.