The Garden Island


Feb 3(1.) HANAE MAEDA Hanae Maeda, originally Hanae Sagawa, was born on May 18, 1929, in Ola'a, Hawai'i. She was the youngest child of father Chikatada and mother Mume Sagawa's seven children. At age four, the family moved to Hilo where Hanae was raised through high school, finishing her last year at McKinley High School in Honolulu in 1947. She then spent three years at the University of Hawai'i before transferring to Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she graduated with a degree in education. While in Michigan, she met her future husband Takayuki Maeda at the University of Michigan's Aloha (...) (End Date: Feb 3) (p1)
Feb 3(2.) ELAINE KIKO, "NETTE" Was called home on January 21, 2023. Nette is preceded in death by her husband Norman Kiko Sr., son Joe Kiko, parents John and Wilma Miller, and brothers Chubby and Bolo Miller. Nette is survived by her daughters Tammy (Wilson) Moniz, Shana Lei Kiko, Noelani (Hubs) Paiva, sons Moku and Nolan Kiko, 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grand- children, sister Shadda Galdeira and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing services and mass will be on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at St. George Church in Waimanalo from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. Celebration of Life on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the Waimanalo (...) (End Date: Feb 3) (p1)
Feb 3(3.) JOHN RITA, JR. John Rita, Jr., 77, of Kahalu'u, Oahu, HI, retired from the United States Federal Government as a Fuel Operator/Mason at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay and 3rd Degree Kajukenbo Black Belt Instructor. He passed away on December 9, 2022. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolyn Rita. He is survived by his sons: John Derrick (Yvette), Dean; daughters: Denice (Lee Schindel), Michele (Wendel) Yoda. Grandchildren: John Luke, Piper, Summer Rose Schindel, Avery, Calie and Kira Yoda. Sisters: Joan DePeralta, Parsha Oliva, Cynthia Rita, June Dutro, Trina Jury, Andrea DeMello, Mary Fennell; Patricia and Rosalind Dingle. (...) (End Date: Feb 3) (p1)
Feb 3(4.) POLLY KAUAHI Polly Kauahi, CFRE, 65, passed away in Lihue, Kauai, on August 1, 2022. She was born in New Hampshire on November 17, 1956, and worked on Oahu as the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the Hawaii Foodbank. She was a devoted servant for the people of Hawai'i for over 20 years, organizing food drives and making resources available to those in need. She was a light in the lives of many, including her family on the east coast, Hawaii Island, and O'ahu. She was a beloved mother and aunt, who made every occasion special for her (...) (End Date: Feb 3) (p1)