Obituaries for November 1

David Waimea Vaiola Aholelei, 18, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 25 at City of Hope in California. Born in Phoenix, he attended Waikoloa School, graduated from Kealakehe High School where he was a member of the Kealakehe High School Waveriders football team and the Boy Scouts of America. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 75-230 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Survived by parents, Oke and Tricia Aholelei of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Blake (Mandy) Aholelei, Tanner Aholelei of Kailua-Kona; sister, Chantel Aholelei, of Kailua-Kona; maternal grandparents, Harry and Betty Rheingans of Phoenix; paternal grandmother, Sela Aholelei of Kailua-Kona; one nephew; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Arrangements by White’s Funeral Home in Azusa, Calif. and Dodo Mortuary.



Alison Kalanipoo Aki, 68, of Waimea died Oct. 7 at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a residential manager at Mauna Kea Resorts and a former head housekeeper. Private services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the Aki Ohana at P.O. Box 1665, Waimea, Hawaii 96743. Survived by son, Hank (Joy) Aki of Waimea; brothers, Henry (Rochelle) Featheran, Michael Featheran, Ryan Featheran, all of Kaneohe, Oahu, Randy Featheran of Hilo and Randall Featheran of Makiki, Oahu; sisters, Gwendolyn (David) Leong of Kailua, Oahu, Janice DeCambra of Kaneohe, and Beryl (Arthur) Blythe of Honolulu; three grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Cori Lee Chin, 38, of Hilo died Oct. 25 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a pharmacy technician for Walgreens, a former cashier for Sack ‘n Save Puainako and a former head cashier for Home Depot. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Celebration of life 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Raylynn “Rayray” (Kaitlyn Jardin) Chin-Ragudo of Hilo; father, Gerald Chin of Pahoa; mother, Maureen (Miguel) Garcia Leyva of Chicago; brothers, Brian Chin of Pahoa and Miguel Garcia Leyva of Chicago; sister, Michelle Garcia Leyva of Chicago; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Kurt Brian Kaminski, 63, of Pahoa died Oct. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Woodstock, Ill., he graduated from Pahoa High School and was a general contractor and longtime member of the Puna Lions Club and the Leilani Community Association. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Megan H. Kaminski of Pahoa; son, Kevin M. Kaminski of Kurtistown; mother of his children, Elaine Kaminski of Kurtistown; brother, Mark (Audrene) Kaminski of Kurtistown; sisters, Karen Hernandez and Mary Kaminski of Houghton, Mich.; one grandson; an uncle, an aunt, niece, nephews, grandniece, grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Christina Lynn Lewis, 50, of Waikoloa died Oct. 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Charleston, Ill., she was formerly in sales and marketing with the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Memorial services are being planned for the spring of 2020. Survived by companion, Jeb Goss of Waikoloa; mother, Mary (Rick Capaldi) Lewis of Laguna Beach, Calif.; father, Martin Gene (Mary) Lewis of Springfield, Ill.; brother, Jarrod (Shelbi) Lewis of Dana Point, Calif.; paternal grandfather, Adren Lewis of Danville, Ill.; an uncle and an aunt, a cousin and two nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Norman “Kele” Oda, 74, of Lahaina, Maui, died died Oct. 3 at his home in Kurtistown. Born on Maui, he was a retired general contractor and woodworker. Survived by wife, Christine Oda; sons, Kula (Cori) Oda, Malino (Hillary) Oda; daughter, Juli (Jeff Heisler) Wittenmeier; sisters, Jackie Oda, Normadeene Musick; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Richard E. Petty, 76, of Hilo died Oct. 15 in Hilo. Born in Raton, N.M., he worked in many areas, lived in several states and provided support services for clients at Care Hawaii. No services planned. Survived by son, Michael (Mindy) Petty; daughter, Rachel (Justin) Lowe; sister Debe; companion, Charlie (Charlene Garrett); five grandchildren and numerous cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Kokimi “Kay” Takaki, 91, of Naalehu died Sept. 28 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Pahala, she was a homemaker and member of Naalehu Hongwanji Mission and Buddhist Women’s Association. Private services held. Survived by husband, Iwao Takaki of Naalehu; son, Rodney Takaki of Pahala; daughters, Nora (Robert) Kaaua of Hilo, June (Albert) Takaki-Garcia of Naalehu; sister, Yuriko Prentice of Texas; brother-in-law, Clayton Murakami of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Irene Kohara of Naalehu, Martha Takaki of Honolulu, Gladys Takaki of Morgan Hill, Calif., Ayame Nagata of Hilo, Yaeko Inoue of Kaneohe, Oahu, Toshiko Mikawa of Cerritos, Calif.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.



Austin Pi‘iho‘ukaikaika Ward, 24, of Waimea died Oct. 20 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in San Diego. Viewing 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Pu‘ukapu farm lot, 64-840 Ainahua Alanui St., Waimea. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. with luncheon to follow. Survived by his girlfriend, Carissa K. Vallente of Honokaa; mother, Haunani (Frank) Lalakea of Mountain View; brothers, Sage Ward, Chance Ward and Oshen Ward, all of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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