Obituaries for Oct. 20, 2016

• Tatiana Taylor Pomaikai Kaneholani

Tatiana Taylor Pomaikai Kaneholani

Tatiana Taylor Pomaikai Kaneholani of San Francisco, CA, died at home on Oct. 12, 2016, at the age of 55. She was born on Jan. 14, 1961, in Lihue, Hawaii. She was a receptionist, office manager, and executive assistant for Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center before liver cancer ended her ability to work.

Tatiana grew up in Kapaa, Kauai. She was a cheerleader at Kapaa High School, attended UH, and later San Diego State University (M.A., major in Communications). In 1998, she moved to San Francisco, CA, where she was active in the Hawaiian cultural community and a Kumu Hula for The Ladies of Passion and Halau Hula `O Ke Ala I Ka Pono.

Tatiana is preceded in death by her father, Herbert Kelii Kaneholani Sr.; mother, Elizabeth Sarah Kaneholani; brothers Herbert, Harry, David, George and Jerry Kaneholani; and sister, Rosemary Sanay.

Tatiana is survived by her husband Terry (aka: Albert) Ryan, of San Francisco, CA; hanai sons Ryan Fuimaono of San Francisco and Ronald Sese of New York City; brothers John (Leila) Kaneholani, Daniel (Evangaline) Kaneholani and Clement (Sarah) Kaneholani, all of Anahola; sisters, Olinda Higashi of Anahola, Midge Asai and Miriam “Honey Girl” Kupihea of Kapaa, Olandra Kaleiohi of Lihue; sister-in-laws Charolette Kaneholani, Star Kaneholani, Cheryl Kaneholani and Noreen Kaneholani, numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for Tatiana will be held on Nov. 12, 2016, from noon to 2 p.m., at Brisbane Marina (Sierra Point), 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane, CA 94005. Aloha attire is suggested. Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket for the outdoor event, a favorite potluck dish to share, and a table for food if you have one. Mahalo nui loa!

A Celebration of Life for Tatiana is in the planning stage for Kauai early in 2017. Contact family members and friends on Facebook for details.

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