Obituaries for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

• Elaine Yasutake Morita • Lawrence A. Rudolfo Sr. • Aaron Keliikuli Haruo Kakinami • Pedro Rabasa • Alyson Uilani Silva Lipston

Elaine Yasutake Morita

Elaine Yasutake Morita, 71, passed away on Jan. 24, peacefully at her home. She was born on Sept. 13, 1945, in Hilo, Hawaii. She was a retired physical therapy aide at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her father Atsushi Yasutake, mother Misao Yasutake, and brother Kenneth Yasutake.

She is survived by her husband Roy Morita of Wailua Houselots, daughter Cheryl Morita of Wailua Houselots, son Ken (Aaron) Morita of Honolulu, brothers Donald (Annette) Yasutake of Waipio and Leslie (Carol) Yasutake of Wailua Homesteads and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She is also survived by her loving and faithful companions, Mele and Brownie.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai. Visitation with the family is at 10 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and welcome lei.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Lawrence A. Rudolfo Sr.

Lawrence A. Rudolfo Sr., 94, of Lihue, passed away on Feb. 10 at Wilcox Medical Center.

Born on Aug. 6, 1922, in Binalonan, Panhasinan, Philippines, he was a retired real estate investor and businessman.

He is survived by his wife Gloria Tomboc Rudolfo, daughters Lori-Ann of Hilo, Leah of New York and Lila and Lisel of Kauai, sons Lawrence Jr., Lesley, Lambert, Larson and Lenning, all of Honolulu, and Mark of Kauai, cousins Jean C. Veniegas and Eduvegas De Vera of Honolulu, and numerious relatives, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, Feb. 20 at Immaculate Conception Church from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Aaron Keliikuli Haruo Kakinami

Aaron Keliikuli Haruo Kakinami of Koloa passed away on Feb. 8 at the age of 65.

Born on Jan. 27, 1952, in Honolulu, he was a lawyer.

He was preceded in death by father Francis Kakinami.

He is survived by mother Doreen Kakinami, sons Brad Kakinami and Jeff (Lissa) Kakinami, granddaughter Hanakaulani Kakinami, brother Jason (Cara) Kakinami and sister Joy (Tatsuro) Nojo.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, Feb. 25. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., at Saint Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa.

Pedro Rabasa

Pedro Rabasa passed away on Jan. 26 at his home. He was born on Feb. 22, 1937, in Wailuku, Maui, and worked for Maui Publishing Company.

He is survived by siblings Martina Brun and Paulina Ibia, children Ann (Eugene) Saffery, Maria (Matt) Keau and Peter (Margaret) Rabasa, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Maria and Mamerto Rabasa, brothers Juan Rabasa and Carlos Rabasa and sisters Dorothy Fort and Catherine Delima.

A celebration of life will take place at Kauai Veterans Center on Friday, Feb. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., with luncheon to follow.

Alyson Ululani Silva Lipston

Alyson Ululani Silva Lipston passed away on Aug. 1, 2016, at the age of 49 at Contra Costa Medical Center in California.

She was born on June 1, 1967, in Lihue and was a retirement counselor at the Carlton in Concord, Calif.

She is survived by her husband James Lipston of Concord, Calif., father Nelson (Marina) Silva of Hanamaulu, mother Mary-Alice (Rupert) Rowe of Kapaa, sisters Alicia (Fred) Dresser of Washington, Alexa (Matt) Kure of Washington, Niki Lyn Silva of Honokaa, nephew Kelsyn (Kat) Alejo, nieces Randi Kure, Chrysandra (Tim) Darby, Tauren Kure, Jade Mach and Farrah Alejo, all of Washington, best friend and caregiver Tracy Datuin of Concord and numerous uncles, aunties and cousins in Hawaii.

The celebration of her life will be held in at the Kapaa Assembly of God Church on Saturday, Feb. 25. Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m.


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