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Obituary for Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Peter Paul ‘Rip’ Rayno

Peter Paul “Rip” Rayno, 83, passed away at his home in Lihu‘e on July 18, 2023. He was born on Kaua‘i on Nov. 1, 1939, and was raised in Hanama‘ulu.

He was preceded in death by parents Peter and Beatrice Rayno, daughter Roxi Makena and brother James “Cashim” Amorin.

He is survived by daughter Joy (Kerry) Nuivo of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Brad “Pekelo” (Tara) Dettloff of O‘ahu, Ryndie “Luana” (Gabriel) Sarsona of Idaho, Lyle “Kilika” (Jennie) Dettloff of Washington, Angela “Kashmir” Cleveland Makena Rayno, Kolton “Makana” Medeiros and Chanler “Aikane” Medeiros, all of Lihu‘e, brother Gene (Marilyn “Tootsie”) Rayno of Lihu‘e, sister Matilda “Matty” (Amorin) Baldovino of Washington, sister-in-law Maggie Amorin of Hanama‘ulu, and five great-grandchildren.

He attended Hanama‘ulu School and graduated from Kaua‘i High School in 1958. He was an athlete, coached multiple sports including baseball, softball, basketball and football, and was a referee. He worked for the Lihu‘e Plantation Company until its closure, Kaua‘i Surf and Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School up until the end of the 2022-23 school year. He volunteered much of his time for the Kaua‘i community.

Funeral services are at Immaculate Conception Church on Friday, Aug. 18. Visitation begins at 9 a.m., Mass at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
Source: The Garden Island

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