Obituaries for Thursday, May 6, 2021

Patsy Z. Sakai

Patsy Z. Sakai passed away on April 20, 2021, in Lihu‘e, at the age of 92.

She was born on May 8, 1928, in Hanalei.

She was preceded in death by husband Roy Sakai and daughter Laureen Sakai-Higley.

She is survived by daughters Kris (Caesar) Jardin of Kalaheo and Carlene (Galen) Oshiro of Lihu‘e, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private service was held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Tina P. Parongao

Tina P. Parongao passed away on April 22, 2021, at the age of 90, in Kalaheo.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1931, on Kaua‘i.

She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by father Pacifico Porquis, mother Anita Lasponias, brothers Crispin Porquis, Felix Porquis, Lance Yacapin and Cezar Fernandez, sister Rosita Newman, and son-in-law Leonard (Lee) Bagano.

She is survived by husband John Parongao, sons John (Cindy) Parongao Jr. of Las Vegas, Reuben Parongao of Kalaheo and Anthony Parongao of Kapa‘a, daughters Joan (Bobby) Bareng of Utah and Deborah Bagano of Kalaheo, 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, sisters Frances Johnson of Georgia, Arlene Christensen of Colorado and Emily Joy Porquis of the Philippines, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service to be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Janet Keali‘ikaeamoku Kaohi Kahalekomo

Janet Keali‘ikaeamoku Kaohi Kahalekomo passed away on April 24, 2021, at the age of 83, in Lihu‘e. She was born on Sept. 6, 1937, in Waimea.

She was a kumu at ‘Ele‘ele School.

She was preceded in death by husband Abraham “Bull” Kahalekomo, parents Markham H. Kaohi and Katie K. Kaluna Kia Kaohi, brothers Lionel Kaohi and Francis Kaohi, sisters Katherine Bellinger and Lilly Kaikuoana, great-grandchildren Kaizley (Makamai) Kahelekomo-Schmidt, Graham and Gene Lawrence and Tammy L. Carlos.

She is survived by son Abraham (Lori Marugame) Kahalekomo of Puhi, daughters Penny (Clyde) Anakalea of Hanapepe and Nicolette P. (Ronald) Sahut, 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A walk-thru visitation is at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, May 15, from 9 to 11 a.m., with a celebration of life to follow.

The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes flowers.

Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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