Obituaries for September 18

Dave Naponolani Kaawa, 67, of Naalehu died Sept. 12 at home. Born in South Kona, he was a fencing foreman for Kahuku Ranch and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka‘u Ward. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka‘u Ward in Naalehu. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Luncheon afterward at the family’s home, 94-6719 Mamalahoa Highway, in Naalehu. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by wife, Tammy Kaawa of Naalehu; sons, Dave Nicholas (Terra) Kaawa Jr. of Kealakekua, Keola (Salena) Kaawa, Gordon (Dahlia) Kala and Buck (Kuulei) Kala of Ocean View; daughters, Sylvia (Afton) Tayamen of Holualoa, Kitty (Landon) Pogtis of Kealia and Tessy (Rainer) Kala of Kealakehe; brother, Eric (Kimberly) Kaawa of Naalehu; sisters, Sarah (Matthew) Lazar of Waipahu, Oahu, Doris (Lionel) Silva of Hilo, Verna Kaawa of Waiohinu, Evon (John) Thompson of Ocean View, Gail Kaawa of Waiohinu and Stephanie (Karl) Mento of Kona Palisades; 29 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Milton Pumehana Kaupu, 55, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 27 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Ka‘u, he was a former security guard for Jan Guard Security and NAH Security. Celebration of life noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Naalehu Community Center. Survived by wife, Kimberly Kaupu of Kaupu; son, Alexander Kaupu of Kailua-Kona; stepdaughter, Avori (Israel) Lara of Pahoa; brothers, Henry Kaupu of Honolulu, Kelly Kaupu and Nelson Kaupu of Ocean View; sister, Hale Kaupu-Hawkins of Ocean View; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Clyde Hatsuyoshi Kobayashi, 66, of Kealakekua died Aug. 14 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in North Kona, he was a store clerk at Kona Coast Office Supply, projection manager at Regal Cinemas and member of Toho No Hikari Church and Mokichi Okada Association Hawaii. Private services held. Survived by daughter, Jennifer Kobayashi of Honolulu; son, Blaine (Celene) Kobayashi of Kohala; sister, Lori (Rex) Okano of Honolulu; brother, Mark (Jill) Kobayashi of Kealakekua; ex-wife, Leiko Kobayashi of Honolulu; two grandchildren; a nephew and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Corinne Ichiko Tsue, 67, of Hilo died Aug. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was retired from the county Department of Parks and Recreation and worked for the former Food Fair and Sure Save supermarkets. Private services held. Survived by son, Randall Tsue of Hilo; brother, Howard (Donna Dodd) Higashi of Hilo; sister, Lorna (Jeff) Higashi-Tsue of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


William “Bill” Frederick Wallett, 82, of Ocean View died Sept. 6 in Ocean View. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he was a carpenter. Celebration of life 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at his home in Ocean View. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Lurlyn M. Scott of Haiku, Maui; son, Kevin Kalei Wallett of Haiku; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Lila-Anne Kauinohea Yim, 87, of Waimea died Aug. 2 at home. Born in Waimea, she was a laborer for the State Tree Nursery and member of Imiola Congregational Church, Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club, Ka‘ahumanu Society and Makali‘i Voyaging Ohana. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Harry (Gina) Kawai; daughters, Edith (Maulili Dickson) Kawai and Mary-Alice (Bernard) Nogues of Waimea; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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