Obituaries for Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Alika S. Aguiar

Alika S. Aguiar passed away on Dec. 27, 2020, at the age of 49, in Waimea. He was born on May 19, 1971, in Honolulu, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Edwin M. Aguiar, uncle Robert Aguiar and maternal grandparents Reynolds and Lehua Horswill.

He is survived by parents Anthony and Renee Aguiar, brothers Ikaika E. Aguiar of Waimea, Kaimi ike A. (Lan) Aguiar of O‘ahu, Keali‘i A. (Kisha) Aguiar of Kekaha and Iolana (Sara) Aguiar of Utah, sisters Kimberly K. (Anna) Aguiar of Florida and Star K. Aguiar of Kekaha, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Services will be Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Kekaha Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4587 Amakihi St., with viewing from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. and service from 11:30 a.m. to noon. COVID-19 rules will be observed, with social distancing and masking.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m. A limited amount of people, 10 at a time will be allowed at the grave site for 10 minutes. COVID-19 rules apply, with social distancing and masks required at the grave site.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

James ‘Kunz’ Vernon Kunane Ka‘auwai

James “Kunz” Vernon Kunane Ka‘auwai, 57, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 24, 2020. He was born in Lihu‘e on Nov. 25, 1963, and worked as a heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by granddaughter Kayla Ka‘auwai, grandparents Kaluna Ka‘auwai and Daisy Contrades Ka‘auwai, and mother-in-law Alice Oliveira.

He is survived by wife Kehaulani Ka‘auwai of Kapa‘a, mother Annette Ku‘uipoaloha Ka‘auwai of Anahola, his eldest children shared with Elizabeth Ho‘oikaika, sons James Kekoalauli‘i Ho‘oikaika of Anahola and Byron Keala Ka‘auwai-Ho‘oikaika of Honolulu, daughters Jaimelyn Ka‘auwai-Ho‘oikaika of Anahola and Seanne Ka‘auwai-Ho‘oikaika of Anahola, hanai son Jonathan Mahoe Poe-Ho‘oikaika of Anahola, younger children shared with Kehaulani Ka‘auwai, sons Landon Demello-Oliveira of Kapa‘a, Tyler Ka‘auwai of Anahola and Tryten Ka‘auwai of Kapa‘a, and daughter Shaylen Demello-Oliveira of Koloa, brothers Ross Teraoka of Kapa‘a and Arthur (Meagan) Rice of Kalaheo, sister Laurinette Masako (Eric) Fujimoto of Hanama‘ulu, brothers-in-law Troy (Kaui) Oliveira of Waikoloa and Kaohu Oliveira of Hilo, father-in-law James (Mercy) Oliveira of Hilo, grandchildren Bryden, Brysen, Branden, Bronsen, Lilinoe and Kailee Ka‘auwai, Leianaokekai Poe-Ho‘oikaika, Kaleb Lemalu, Ayden Lopes, Kapua Yamamoto and Ace-Lawai‘a Ka‘auwai, numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.


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