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Robert Morris ‘Smash’ Tatom
Robert Morris “Smash” Tatom passed away at the age of 74 on April 12, 2018, at Gulfport Memorial Hospital in Mississipi. He was a veteran of the U.S Army who served in Vietnam.
He is survived by wife Doloris Tatom, children Ilanu Jenean Tatom, Piilani Marcel Tatom Medeiros, Robert Duke Limaloa Tatom, Summer Tatom, Joseph Tatom and Amanda Lacaze, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by siblings Benjamin Tatom, Denise Tatom Battistella, Kaimi Kinimaka King, Kaniu Kinimaka Stocksdale, Keala Kinimaka Senkus, Kapulani Kinimaka Alquiza, Titus Kinimaka, Nani Kinimaka Davis, Lihue Kinimaka Lopez and AleAleKai Kinimaka.
He was preceded in death by parents Robert Lee Tatom and Ellen Kinimaka.
A memorial service will take place on June 3 at 1 p.m. at Kalapaki Bay. A spreading of his ashes will take place after the services. There will also be a paina to follow at Nawiliwili Park.
The family requests casual attire.
Allen Brian Elia Alapa‘i
Allen Brian Elia Alapa‘i passed away on April 19, 2018. He was born on July 17, 1958.
He is survived by his loving wife Antoinette Kahililaulani and their children Gilbert Alapa‘i, Amber Kahealani Alapa‘i, Ashley Alapai-Gutierrez, Allen Ali‘i Alapa‘i and Aaron Aikane Alapa‘i, and brothers and sisters Wayne Yamamoto, Almira Kam, Angeline Torres, James Alapa‘i, Sarah Alapa‘i-Ballman, Agnes Akeneki Moniz, Lavern Kunukau, Wanda Mamaril, Alohalani Alapa‘i, Steven Keala Alapa‘i and Hope Ku‘ualoha Rowland.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 2, at Wanini (Anini) Beach Park. Visitation with family will be held at 2 p.m. with the eulogy at 3 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
John ‘Jimmy’ James Palmeira Jr.
John “Jimmy” James Palmeira Jr., 87, of Kapaa, passed away on May 1, 2018, at Kauai Care Center in Waimea.
Born on Nov. 3, 1930, in Koloa, he was a retired U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer, maintenance engineer for Wilcox Memorial Hospital and Coco Palms Hotel, and marine engineer for Waialeale and Smith’s Motor Boat Tours.
He was preceded in death by parents John and Daisy Borges Palmeira and brothers Antone “Tony” Palmeira and Walter “Wally” Palmeira.
He is survived by wife Belminda R. Palmeira, sons Randall “Randy” (Chris) Palmeira, Michael “Kimo” (Dana) Palmeira and Laurence “Larry” (Julia) Palmeira, daughters Rose M. Palmeira, Debora (Stuart) McKenzie and Naomi (Greg) Francis, 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, brother Ernest Palmeira and numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 20, at 3:30 p.m. at the Kauai Veterans Center on Kapule Highway in Lihue. A private burial will be held at a later date.
The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Anson N. Takemoto
Anson N. Takemoto passed away on Feb. 15, 2018, in Pataskala, Ohio. He was born on Jan. 17, 1957.
He was preceded in death by father James Taro Takemoto, paternal grandparents Sotaro and Matsuyo Okazaki Azeka and paternal grandfather Kyotaro Takimoto, and maternal grandparents Teijii Tanaka and Kimi Inomoto Tanaka.
He is survived by mother Audrey Takemoto of McCleary, Washbington and Wailua, and sister Naomi Takemoto of McCleary, Washington. He is also loved and remembered by his many relatives on the Azeka, Aseka, Hamada, Okazaki, Sugihara, Tanaka and Yasutake family clan. Due to health-related issues he lived in Ohio for several years. He will be remembered by those who knew him well as a fun, happy-go-lucky and caring person with a distinct laugh and smile.
A private service will be held at the Kapaa United Church of Christ. Arrangements have been entrusted to Caliman Funeral Services, calimanfuneralservices.com.
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