Obituaries for Friday, May 26, 2017

• Terrisita ‘Terry’ Maximo • Wayne ‘Wayne-Zu’ Masahiro Tanaka • Edith Kirie Kojiri • Keichi ‘Jonah’ Yamamoto • Kayla Kaohinani ‘Kay-Kay’ Huddy-Lemn

Terrisita ‘Terry’ Maximo

Terrisita “Terry’ Maximo of Lihue passed away on May 17, at the age of 60. She was born in Lihue, May 14, 1957, and was a department manager at Walmart.

She was preceded in death by her Parents Eliceo and Marcela Maximo and brother Michael Maximo. Terry is survived by her brother Fred Maximo, sisters Doris Pina, Frances Maximo, Linda (Eddie) StaAna, Leona (Sixto) Tagupa, Lisa Marie Bernabe; companion Bill Adams; her pet dogs Lily and Charlie; nephew Michael Miranda and nieces Brooke Tagupa, Jennifer (Eric) Miller, Kelly Tagupa, Danielle (Tyler) Kluender and Nicki Adams-Romena; grandniece’s Rita and Eleanor Miller.

A celebration of life will be held on May 27, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes will be at a later date.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Maximo family with arrangements.

Wayne ‘Wayne-Zu’ Masahiro Tanaka

Wayne ‘Wayne-Zu’ Masahiro Tanaka, 77, of Wailua, Kauai became a heavenly angel on April 25, 2017. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii and raised on Honolulu, Oahu. After graduating from McKinley High School class of 1958 he worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Company on Oahu as a driver/salesman, then moved to Kauai in 1975 to be the Branch Manager for Coca-Cola Bottling Company Kauai.

He retired from Coca-Cola in 2002 after 44 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family and the Wailua Ohana, taking his grandchildren on outdoor activities, playing golf with the Westside Golf Club and the Wailua Ohana Friday Clubbers, and kicking back at the 19th hole.

He will be forever missed by: his wife Edwina “Kaui” Kau Tanaka; son Todd (Jessell) Tanaka of Lihue, Kauai; daughters Tisha (Keoke) Cotner of Bedford, Texas, and Tiffany (Trinity) Pesamino of Ewa Beach, Oahu; grandchildren Kalauonaonaeho’ohiwahiwaikamakana, Kekaneli’imaikalani, Kassidy, Kelson, Jaden, Jaxon, and Jurney; brothers Alvin (Patricia) Tanaka and Harold Tanaka; and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be on Friday June 2, 2017, at the Kapaa Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Visitation at 9 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m.

Private interment will be held at a later date.

Edith Kirie Kojiri

Edith Kirie Kojiri of Hanapepe, passed away at the age of 85 on May 16, 2017, at Kaua’i Care Center. Born on Dec. 22, 1931, in Ele’ele, she was an Occupational Therapy Aide.

She is survived by her husband, Masami Kojiri; sons, Rodney Kojiri of Hanapepe, and Clyde Kojiri of Hanapepe; daughter, Amy (Michael) Liberato of Hanapepe; grandchildren: Tiana Kojiri, Llowen Liberato, Llayla (Jan) Bartolome, and Llara Liberato; great-grandchildren: Lyon Bartolome, and Kolten Kojiri-Perreira; sister, Ann Matsuoka of Ele’ele; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at 4 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are being omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Keichi ‘Jonah’ Yamamoto

Keichi ‘Jonah’ Yamamoto of Lawai, was born on April 2, 1924, in Honolulu and passed away on May 7, 2017, at Wilcox Hospital. He was a retired warehouse clerk and U.S. Army Veteran.

Preceded in death by his wife, Nora (Nishiie) Yamamoto; sister, Helen Kure; and brother, Alfred Yamamoto Sr.

Jonah is survived by his son, Bruce (Cathy) Yamamoto; daughter, Joan (Larry) Heller; and grandchildren, Jill Yamamoto and Nathan Heller.

A private service has been held with appreciation to the Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Kayla Kaohinani ‘Kay-Kay’ Huddy-Lemn

Kayla Kaohinani “Kay-Kay” Huddy-Lemn, 19, of Anahola passed away on April 27. She was born on June 20, 1997, in Lihue, Kauai at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

She was employed at Brick Oven Pizza.

Kayla is survived by her parents, Nathan Lemn and Verna Huddy, a beloved sister, Zaiana Huddy-Lemn and nephew Kaizaic Watson.

Kayla left behind many aunties, uncles, loving cousins and numerous friends.

Kayla’s services will be held on June 10, 2017, at Koolau Huuia Church in Anahola from 9 a.m. to noon.

A celebration of life will follow at Anahola Beach Park.


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