Obituaries for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Yukie-Lynn Nalani DeSilva

Yukie-Lynn Nalani DeSilva of Kapa’a passed away at Queen’s Medical Center on Jan. 26, 2019, at the age of 48. Born on Dec. 7, 1970, she was an Advertising Sales Assistant for The Garden Island Newspaper and also an active Crossfitter at Kaua’i CrossFit.

She is preceded in death by her father, Yukio Higashi. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kevin DeSilva; daughter, Moana (Chris) Baltazar; son, Dustyn (Michaela Manago) DeSilva; hanai son, Kalani Kahaunaele; mother, Olinda Higashi, two sisters, Maile (Jonah) Cummings and Anolani (Kelo Rivera) Higashi, five brothers, Gordon (Danice) Higashi; Alvin (Deborah) Higashi, Dean (Mel) Higashi; Blaine Kaneholani and Kenny (Kana Kaohi) Meatoga; In-Laws, Wayne and Rita DeSilva; brother-in-law, Travis (Lisa) DeSilva; and grandchildren, Cijay, Cyris, Christyn and Chloey Baltazar. She was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Alan and Shannon DeSilva and sister-n-law, Lynette Meatoga.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Anahola Beach Park. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. where services are to follow.

Saeko Kakimoto

Saeko Kakimoto, 93, of Anahola, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 9, 2019. She was born on Sept. 13, 1925, in Waialua, Oahu and was a lifelong farmer known for her seedless watermelons.

Preceded in death by her husband, Haruo Kakimoto.

Saeko is survived by her children, Clyde (Jan) Kakimoto, Sarah (Douglas) Fujii, Clayton Kakimoto, Neal (Celeste) Kakimoto, Owen Kakimoto; 6 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

The family graciously declines any monetary gifts.

Private services will be held.

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

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