April 27, 2012
DianeL. Kahakelii, 76, of Hilo, a retired social worker for the state Department of Health and a former Hawaii state coordinator for the American Red Cross, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in New Deal, Mont. She is survived by husband Daniel “Buffy”; son Robert F. Harrison; stepson Keoni; stepdaughters Ululani Crowell, Ellen “Boo” Feliciano and Aulani Cash; hanai daughter Leslie Ann Hooker; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire.