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Obituaries for Friday, January 12, 2023

Sarah Kawaiwaionapua Kaneholani

Sarah Kawaiwaionapua Kaneholani, born on June 1, 1973, of Anahola, passed away peacefully at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Nov. 3, 2023, at the age of 50 after a 10-year-long battle with cancer.

Sarah was preceded in death by her father David Kaneholani Sr., paternal grandparents Herbert and Elizabeth Kaneholani, maternal grandparents Charles and Haruko Kiilau, numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her mother Charlotte Kiilau Kaneholani, companion Clement, children Samuel, Jasen and Bruce Kaneholani, Dawn-Lei (Hoku) Ricciardi, Kehau (Jose) Santiago, Olinda (Kekoa) Figueroa, Ali’i (Xannie) Kaneholani, Taisen Kaneholani, Kaikoa and Kahea Ujano-Kaneholani, siblings Masao (Lehua) Iopa, Mollie “Pua” Gardner, Charla (John) Brock, David Kaneholani Jr., Maycia (Guy) Matsuyoshi and Kealaonaona Iopa, grandchildren Josiah, Johnny, Shanalyn, Kealohi, Kaimalie, Anela, Masina, Akela, Ha‘aheo, Kealoha, Alaka‘i and Keelan, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by her hanai mother Mervelee “Midge” Asai, numerous hanai children including Jimmy (Nikki) Alisna, Alijah Barino, Shy Kaneholani, Loke (Corey) Rivera, Shana (Calvin) Kuriki, hanai grandchildren Makalapua, Jaysie-Jean, Corey, Mason-Dean, Breeana, Brittney, Shane, Bryanna, Shaisten, Bryancie, Jaevn and Noah.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at Anahola Beach Park. Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by service at 10 a.m.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Nathan Ken Louis

On Nov. 30, 2023, Nathan Ken Louis, of 4484 Punee Road, Oma‘o, Hawai‘i, passed away at the age of 66 years old.

He is survived by his brother Matthew J. (Avanell Kalalau-Louis) Louis, nephew Matthew A. Louis, grandnephew Anthony Louis, grandnieces Lily Louis and Diane (Nagahisa) Louis, and niece Bridget L. Louis.

He was predeceased by his loving parents Anthony Nelson Louis and Hiroko (Kakuda) Louis.

A celebration of life with viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by Mass service and burial on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, located at 3011 Hapa Road, Koloa, Hawai‘i.

The family wishes the attire to be casual wear and welcomes leis, flowers, and monetary gifts.
Source: The Garden Island

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