Dec. 28, 2013
Talofa Leahimakamae Mene, 18, a sales associate, and her 1-year-old daughter, Kawehikulani So’onalote Ribeiro-Kitiona, both of Pauoa, died. They were both born in Honolulu. Mene is survived by husband Fa’aolataga Lutena Kitiona; parents Renell and Sean Ribeiro; biological father Jesse; brothers Lokahi Cuban, Lopaka Mene and Scott Higashi; sisters Misiona Mene-Ribeiro and Lilia Mene; grandparents Roblyn and Byron Cuban, Leilani and Robert Ribeiro, and Fataitama and Maloea Nofo; and hanai grandmother Annette Kala’i. Ribeiro-Kitiona is survived by father Fa’aolataga Lutena Kitiona; grandparents Renell and Sean Ribeiro, Jesse Mene and Va’a Kitiona; great-grandparents Byron and Roblyn Cuban; and hanai great-grandmother Annette Kala’i. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Church on Sand Island Access Road. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.