Obituaries for Tuesday, June 25, 2019

George Kauai Akana

George Kauai Akana, of Kekaha, passed away at his residence on June 11, 2019, at the age of 88. He was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Honolulu. He was a service member of the U.S. Army, Hawaii Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. He was a supply logistics specialist with Bendix Field Corporation for NASA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Angeline Keo Akana; son Lawrence Gilbert Akana; numerous brothers and sisters.

He is survived by sons, Wendell (Emerald) Akana of California, Lewellyn (Anna) Akana of Kekaha, Clifford (Raynette) Akana of Kekaha; daughters, Deborah (Marshall) Celestino of Kekaha, Darlene (Bill) Nordmeier of Kekaha; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be on June 27, 2019, at the Lawai Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with services to follow. Burial will be at a later date. Leis are welcome.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary provided arrangements.

Samuel James ‘Lawrence’ Araneta

Samuel James “Lawrence” Araneta, of Kapaa, passed away on May 10, 2019, in Lihue. He was a roofer, a boxer and a musician born on Oct. 21, 1946, and was 72 years old.

He was preceded in death by father Cruz Gobrino Araneta; mother Candaladia “Emma” Vera Cruz; brothers, Jose, Mac, Phillip, Ralph and Claudio Hilacion, Albert “Beto” Araneta; sister Eleanor Borilez.

He is survived by son Samuel J. Araneta Jr.; daughters, Celena (Sione) Taufatofua, Sheleah (Piukala) Masi; ex-wife and lifelong friend Maureen Latuniupulu; brother Alfonso Hilacion; sister Virginia Waiwaiole; grandchildren, Ueili (Erika) Taufatofua, Melaea Taufatofua, Lena-Mae Taufatofua, Latanoa Taufatofua, Lilio Masi, Mosese Masi, Soane Latuniupulu, Paul Latuniupulu; great-grandchildren, Teili Taufatofua, Isaleilia Taufatofua; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit the family at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa on Saturday, June 29, 2019, with visitation at 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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