Obituaries for August 30

Daniel Henry Kahuanui, 84, of Kawaihae died Aug. 21 at home. Born in Kohala, he was a golf course maintenance worker for the Mauna Lani Resort, guard for Securitas Security Services and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Sept. 1) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Funeral service at noon. Private inurnment at a later date. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Danette (Kerwyn) Kaahanui and Keola Kahuanui of Kawaihae; son, Johnston Kahuanui of Honolulu; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Julia Leilani Kaulukukui, 90, of Hilo died Aug. 26 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired cashier for the former Kona Hilton Hotel, worked for the former Ming’s Jewelry and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Graveside service 9 a.m. Friday (Aug. 31) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Condolences to Lynette Estencion, 219 Desha Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by daughters, Lynette (Rodney) Estencion of Hilo and Jinny (Kaua) Park of California; son, James (Lehua) Kaulukukui Jr. of Waikoloa; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Alani Kaulukukui of Keaau; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Betty Lee Waite Porter, 95, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Hilo, died July 5. Born in Fig Garden, Calif., she was a registered nurse, homemaker and lay minister for the Community of Christ Church, a hospice volunteer in Hilo and member of a local nurses association. Celebration of life 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Community of Christ Church, 1842 Kinoole St., Hilo. Survived by son, Chuck (Gay) Porter of Hilo; daughters, Karen De Soto of Hilo, Vicki (Gary) Negley of Tulsa and Doris (Chuck) Montgomery of Des Moines, Iowa; siblings, Irene Sparkes of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Dr. Daniel (Alice) Waite of Independence, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robert Gilbert Rediske, 81, of Waimea died Aug. 15 in Waimea. Born in Milwaukee, he was a Realtor on the Kohala Coast and U.S. Navy officer. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by ex-wife, Annie Rediske; son, Kai (Nina) Rediske of Waimea; and sister, Jean Schlosser of Oconomowoc, Wis. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Michael Edward Rivera, 74, of Pahoa died Aug. 26 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired City and County of Honolulu truck driver and member of the National Rifle Association. Celebration of life gathering noon-8 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 2) at Hawaiian Beaches Community Center. Survived by sons, Michael (Natalie Fujimoto) Rivera of Honolulu, Ashton (Samantha) Rivera of Hawaiian Beaches and James (Ashley Mattos) Rivera of Hilo; daughters, Dareen (David) Rodarte of California, Rochelle DeNigro of North Carolina, Michele Rivera of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Charlene (Wilton) Rivera-Segui of Florida, Sharina (Joshua Soares) Pavao and Jashael Rivera of Hilo; brothers, Dennis (Ruth) Rivera of Hawaiian Beaches and Albert (Patricia) Rivera of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sisters, Diana (Tom) Barney of Mountain View and Judy (Robert) Elliott of San Diego, Calif.; companion, Roxanne Faris of Ainaloa; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and hanai children. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Aurelio P. Tumpap Jr, 70, of Pepeekeo died Aug. 19 at home. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he was a retired U.S. Army master sergeant, former Junior ROTC instructor and security guard at Hilo International Airport. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 1) at New Hope-Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road. Services at 11 a.m. Survived by wife, Purisima Tumpap of Pepeekeo; sons, Auredith “Tino” (Caroline) Tumpap of Oahu and Aurelio Tumpap II of Pepeekeo; daughter, Victoria (Dre) Gray of Germany; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins,. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.