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Obituaries for Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Sonny Aulani Niau

Sonny Aulani Niau, 82, of Kekaha, passed away on Nov. 29, 2022. He was born on June 30, 1940, in Pu‘uwai, Ni‘ihau. He was a ranch hand, agriculture and laborer.

He was preceded in death by late wife Martha Ku‘uleipuanani Niau and parents Abraham “Keuao” Niau and Hannah “Kawaiola” Niau.

He is survived by sons Shane (Mila) Niau of Kekaha, Robin “Kila” Niau of Kekaha, daughters Yolanda K. Niau of Kekaha, Melody K. Kanahele of Hanapepe, Francine “Lei” Niau of Kekaha, Robin-Brianna K. Cabral of Kekaha, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sister Florence “Lolena” Nicholas of O‘ahu, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A service is Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. followed by celebration of life. The family requests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Paul James Pimienta

Paul James Pimienta, 34, of Kalaheo, passed away on Nov. 1, 2022 at Straub Hospital on O‘ahu. He was born on May 27, 1988, in Lihu‘e. He was a bartender at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Po‘ipu, Kaua‘i.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Pio Sr. and Petra Pimienta and Tino and Erlinda Udarbe.

He is survived by son Kasen Pimienta of Lawa‘i, daughters Makena Pimienta and Ava Pimienta of Lawa‘i, parents Pio T. and Jane U. Pimienta, brother Chris Pimienta of Kalaheo, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing will be on Friday, Dec. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i.

A service is Saturday, Dec. 17, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens in Lihu‘e. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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