Obituaries | 9-19-13


Leia Morales

Leia Rachel Morales, 16, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 12. Born April 1, 1997, in Vancouver, Wash., she was a student at Kealakehe High School.

Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home in Kailua-Kona. Friends may also call at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the beach at Pine Trees for a celebration of her life.

She is survived by mother, Sarah Miller of Kailua-Kona; father, Julio (Alisha Westmoreland) Morales of Vancouver, Wash.; brothers, Hector Morales of Vancouver, Wash., Aidan Miller of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Alora Miller of Kailua-Kona; Melinah Morales of Vancouver, Wash.; grandmothers, Amelia Morales and Jody Day, both of Vancouver, Wash.; grandfathers, Joseph Turpin of Hilo, Richard Day of Camas, Wash.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

George Fujino

George Akira Fujino, 78, of Captain Cook died Sept. 4, 2013, in Honolulu. Born June 18, 1935, in Captain Cook, he was a self-employed businessman and a retired farmer.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple for a 5 p.m. service.

He is survived by wife, Setsuyo Fujino; daughter, Gina (Brian) Yasuda, daughter, Dara (Aaron) Uemura; sister, Carole Murobayashi; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Josephine Kailikini

Josephine Kealamaili Kailikini, 53, of Hilo died Sept. 9, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center.

Born in Hilo, she was a flagger for Aloha Security Inc. and a member of Ke Kilohana O Ka Malamalama.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Sept. 21, at Ke Kilohana O Ka Malamalama in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Cremation will follow. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by companion, Glenn Kondo of Hilo; son, Michael (Cheryl Shitabata) Kailikini of Hilo; brothers, Joseph Kailikini Jr. of Hilo, Kevin Kailikini of Illinois, Cedric Kailikini of Hilo; sisters, Harriet Mamone of Hilo, Ettatani Kailikini of Kailua-Kona, Theresa Gomes of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Aileen Newman

Aileen Miriam Newman, 95, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 7 at her home. Born March 14, 1918, in Chicago, she was retired from Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, Calif. She was a member of Kona Bridge Club and involved with Kona Arts Center.

Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745.

She is survived by son, Dan Newman; daughter, Bridey Newman; granddaughter, Artemis Smith all of San Francisco; and hanai daughter, JoLynn Sorenson of Kailua-Kona.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Marylee Crowley

Marylee Crowley, 69, of Naalehu died Sept. 10, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 24, 1943, in New York, she was a retired bookkeeper.

Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com.

She is survived by daughter, Ana Gray of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Sy Rose

Sy Allen Rose, 67, of Kurtistown, died Sept. 10, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born July 7, 1946, in San Diego, he was a retired salesman.

No service times were provided.

He is survived by sons, Michael (Krystin) Rose of Portland, Ore., Richard Rose of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren.