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Obituaries for Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Roy Wesley Taylor, Jr.

Roy Wesley Taylor, Jr., 62, of Mountain View, died Feb. 20, 2021 at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 23, 1958, in Kane‘ohe, he was retired from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

Roy is survived by wife Christina Vidinha Taylor of Mountain View, children Ikaika Aukai of Honolulu, Kekoa Aukai of Colorado, Joy (Henry) Aukai of Mountain View, Kurt Vidinha of Lawa‘i, Shanoa (Logan) Chamberlin of Paho‘a, Krystyn Vidinha-Taylor of Mountain View, brothers Therman Taylor of Indianapolis, Scott Taylor of California, sisters Vira Von Scott of Pepe‘ekeo, Cindy (Henry) Keliikuli Grace of Kane‘ohe, Lisa (Moana) Heimuli of Kahalu‘u, Keokilani Keliikuli Teixeira of Kurtistown, parents Susann (George) Keliikuli of Kaneohe; seven grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services to be held.

Dodo Mortuary assisted family with arrangements.

Clinton Ikuzo Shiraishi

Clinton Ikuzo Shiraishi passed away on Feb. 13, 2021, in Lihu‘e. He was born on Nov. 2, 1921, in Paia, Maui. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired attorney.

Clinton was preceded in death by his parents Ikuji Shiraishi and Tomo Takaki Shiraishi.

Clinton is survived by his wife Fumiko Okada Shiraishi, sons Marshall Shiraishi of Waimea, Sherman Shiraishi (Molly) of Lihu‘e, daughter, Joy Kukino (Clifton) of Lihu‘e, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sisters Alice Ching of Lihu‘e, Jane Festerling of Honolulu, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private service to be held. Please no koden.

Arrangements assisted by Garden Island Mortuary.

Helen Anne Knudsen Callahan

“Auntie” Helen Anne Knudsen Callahan, Age 60, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at her residence on Feb. 21, 2021.

Helen was pre-deceased in death by her husband Darrick Callahan and father Eric Lewis Knudsen.

Helen is survived by her loving mother Nancy Austin Tracy (Robert), sisters Maile Knudsen Nelson (Barry) Anne Knudsen Temme (Steve), nephews Austin Lewis Knudsen (Andrea) and Collin, friend William Brown, caretaker Anne Chipchase, numerous cousins, uncles and aunts.

Helen will be laid to rest at the O‘ahu Cemetery (also known as Nu‘uanu Cemetery) in Honolulu alongside her ancestors during a private service.

A celebration of Helen’s life will take place on Kaua‘i. An announcement will be made once a date and time are determined.
Source: The Garden Island

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