Mercedes Akana, 73, of Kapolei died in the Queen's Medical Center West. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Francis; daughters Diane Hirabara, Teresa Akana, Catherine Iaea and Sandra DeSmet; brothers Benito and Richard Nalawagan; sister Catalina Bautista; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased