Alazne Pomaika‘imaikalani Amorin
Alazne Pomaika‘imaikalani Amorin, 3 days old, of Lihu‘e, passed away at home on March 8, 2021. She was born in Lihu‘e on March 5, 2021.
She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Darrell Amorin.
She is survived by parents Emerson and Amber Amorin, sisters Aryana Amorin and Alexia Amorin, brother Ethan Amorin, hanai brother Xaerys Dela Cruz, paternal grandmother Dawn Amorin, maternal grandparents Peter and Esher Riopta, and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life is Saturday, March 20, at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, with viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Brian Kenji Miyasato
Brian Kenji Miyasato, 69, passed away at his home in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, on March 8, 2021. He was born on July 5, 1951 in Lihu‘e. He grew up in Kapahi and graduated from Kapa‘a High School in 1969.
He attended Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado for only one year — too far and too cold for a Kaua‘i-born boy. He resumed his studies at Seattle Community College (now North Seattle College), earning an associates degree.
He spent most of his adult life working in a variety of culinary jobs, beginning at the once-historic landmark of Seattle’s Twin TeePees Restaurant & Lounge near Greenlake. He finally landed in Everett, cooking for Snohomish County Corrections. He retired after 28 years of service in 2016.
His work experience began at age 7, helping his uncles in their pineapple fields. There he learned the Wakuta work ethic, a legacy of his Okinawan immigrant grandparents and his uncles, Mamoru and Hideo Wakuta and Sam Sakihama. During high school, he bussed tables at Coco Palms Resort.
He was preceded in death by parents Seichi and Kiyoko (Wakuta) Miyasato, and grandparents Sanra and Kora Miyasato and Matsu and Mito Wakuta.
He is survived by his former wife Kate McGillis Miyasato, daughter Moira, both of Everett, Washington, son Daniel (Bri Poso’a-Filipe) and grandchildren Katana and Royce of Vancouver, Washington, siblings Margie (Richard) Alfieri of Edmonds, Washington, Ben of Honolulu and Violet (Tom) West of Lakeland, Florida, niece Mito (Norman) Cheuk and nephews John (Angela West) Alfieri and JJ (Becky) West, great-niece Sofia Cheuk, great nephews Tyler Purdum, Ronin and Ferris West, and many other nieces and nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins.
A private burial will be held at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline, Washington, with a memorial celebration proposed for some time in the summer.
Beck’s Tribute Center is assisting the family with arrangements, and has provided a memorial page, becksfuneralhome.com, where you can read an expanded obituary and/or share a memory with the family.
St. John Chrysostom wrote, “They whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are.”
We keep Brian in our hearts and memories and keep moving forward with our lives. He would want that for all of us.
Olandra Kaleiohi passed away on March 9, 2021, in Lihu‘e. She was born on Sept. 13, 1962.
She was preceded in death by dads Ephraim Eliza Kaleiohi II and Herbert Kaneholani Sr., mom Roberta Leilani Kaleiohi, brothers Herbert Kaneholani Jr. David Kaneholani, George Kaneholani, Harry Kaneholani, Jerry Kaneholani and hanai brother Kingsley Guillian, sisters Glorietta Kaleiohi, G’Nell Kaleiohi Vea, Yukie-Lynn DeSilva, Rose Mary Sanay and Tatiana Ryan.
She is survived by her significant other Katherine Kaliloa, brothers Ephraim Kaleiohi III, Edward Kaleiohi, Job Kane, John (Leila) Kaneholani, Clement Kaneholani, Billy Kaneholani, Daniel Kaneholani and hanai brother Peter (Yolanda) Lopez, sisters Mitzie Kaleiohi, Tania Kaleiohi, Corina Kaleiohi, Olinda Higashi, Midge Asai and Miriam Kupihea, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces nephews and cousins.
Visitation is at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, March 20, at 10 a.m., with a celebration of life at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Juliette ‘Tootsie’ Smythe Chaikin
Juliette “Tootsie” Smythe Chaikin passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2021, at her home in Sherman Oaks, California. She was born on Aug. 27, 1932, in Peahi, Maui.
She is survived by sister Noelani Smythe of Kapa‘a, sons David (Stephanie) Chaikin of Kona, Hawai‘i Island and Steven (Greta Martinez) Chaikin of Kaunakakai, Moloka‘i, and grandchildren Christine, Steven and Zachary.
She was a 1950 graduate of Hawaiian Mission Academy in Honolulu, and later attended La Sierra College in Riverside, California.
She had a long career in property management, retiring in 2011. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Private services will be held at a later date on Kaua‘i, where she will be interred with her mother Julia Holokai Johnson.
Neptune Society in Sherman Oaks, California and Garden Island Mortuary are assisting the family with arrangements.