Alexander “Uncle Ball” Ikukalaihiku Kauahipaula Jr., 75, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 11 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kaneohe, Oahu, he was a retired laborer and meat processor for United Meat Co. Private services. Survived by wife, Patricia Kauahipaula; sons, Patrick (Darolynne) Kauahipaula of Honolulu and Chain (Casey Kahakai) Kauahipaula of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Kristie (Aaron) Laroya of Kailua-Kona and Misty (Ryan Balles) Kauahipaula of Honolulu; sisters, Cassandra Chang and Shanelle Yanagi of Kaneohe, Arlene (Robert) Bannister of Kailua, Oahu, Cindy (Alvin) Goshi and Amy (Calvin Cohan) Tom of Honolulu, Danette (Tom) Hidley of Thailand and Johne Colohan of New York; brothers, Wayne (Soon Yi) Tom of Washington and Maxwell (Amelia) Tom of Hilo; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Moriyuki “Mori” Kiyota, 90, of Waimea died Dec. 7 at home. Born in Waimea, he was a retired truck driver with Akana Petroleum, member of the Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Kyodan, Pu‘ukapu Men’s Softball Team, Kamuela Japanese American Civic Association and Kamuela Senior Citizens and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, Yasue “Patsy” Kiyota of Waimea; sons, Shane (Kathy) Kiyota of Waimea and Sterling (Korilynn) Kiyota of Maui; daughters, Merlyn (Scot) Nonaka of Kauai and Marla Kiyota of Honolulu; sister, Geraldine (Jacob) Nakamitsu of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Sadako Kiyota of Waimea and Evelyn Kiyota of Honolulu; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Cynthia Shizue Oi, 73, of Volcano died Dec. 7 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was the assistant managing editor for news, acting city editor, news editor, features editor and copy editor for the former Honolulu Star-Bulletin and wrote the column “Under the Sun.” Private services. Survived by companion, Alan Matsuoka of Volcano; brothers, Thomas Oi and Edward (Dale) Oi of Kauai and James (Sandy) Oi of Hawaii Island; sister, Lydia (Richard) Wojtowicz of Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Darrell B. Okano, 62, of Holualoa died Nov. 25 at home. Born in North Kona, he was a kona coffee and macadamia nut manager. Private services. Memorial donations to: Our Daily Bread Ministries, P.O. Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501; odb.org. Survived by sister, Laurie (James) Landowski of Kailua-Kona; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.