Obituaries for January 12

Rae Lee Leilani Awai, 69, of Hilo died Dec. 26. Born in Hilo, she was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunty, cousin and friend. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Another service at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 15) at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Seating limited; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by son, Charleston Awai Jr. of Keaukaha; daughter, Melissa “Missy” (Kimo) Palakiko of Hilo; brothers, Ronald (Judy) Auwae of Waikoloa, Abel (Pearl) Aran Jr. of Florida, Alvin Aran of Honolulu, Kensworth “Kenny” Kahalioumi of Waikoloa, Keenan “Kalani” (Pua) Kahalioumi of Keaukaha and Kristen “Bully” (Tara) Kahalioumi of Kona; sisters, Annette (Nelson) Rivera of Hawaii Island, Allison (Jeff) Browning of North Carolina, Arlene (Peter) Ahia of Washington state, Andrea (Joe) Cislo of Alaska, Robie-Ann (Nelson) Dorwelo of Waianae, Oahu, and Kiehm Kahalioumi of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.