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Obituaries for Sunday, December 24, 2017

Mercy Hoonanikamakuamauloa Shintani

Mercy Hoonanikamakuamauloa Shintani, 75, of Kekaka, passed away on Dec. 16, 2017, at her home in Kekaha.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1942, on Niihau.

She was preceded in death by David Shintani and James Kahale.

She is survived by sons Raymond (Laurie) Pahulehua of Niihau, Nelson (Zanetta Snow) Shintani of Hilo, Steven (Sherlin) Shintani of Niihau, Jeffery (Grace Marie) Shintani of Kauai and David Shintani of Kekaha, daughters Gloria (Clifton) Kelley of Kekaha, and Glory Kahale of Kekaha, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother Dale (Angie) Pahulehua of Kekaha, hanai sisters Mikala Woodruff of Kekaha and Kaleimomi Schinita of Kekaha, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Dec. 29, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 5 to 9 p.m. Burial will be on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 9:30 a.m. at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Merly de Vera Cruz

Merly de Vera Cruz of Kapaa passed away in Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 4, 2017, at the age of 72. She was born on May 2, 1945, in Ranao Bani, Pangasinan, in the Philippines. She retired as a registered nurse from Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Juan Cruz, and her second husband, Joseph Stason, and her parents, Geronimo de Vera Sr. and Egliberta Orlanda.

She is survived by son John Michael Cruz, daughter Marian Cruz, and granddaughter Kambree Takekuma.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church. Viewing will begin at 8 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m., then burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests casual attire.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Susan A. Linoz Butacan

Susan A. Linoz Butacan, 67, of Lihue, passed away on Nov. 26, 2017, at Wilcox Medical Center.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1950, in Lihue.

She was preceded in death by parents Dalmacio and Feliza Linoz, brother Leonard Linoz and sister Innocencia Linoz.

She is survived by sons Robert (Renee Navarro) Linoz and Douglas (Pearl) Butacan, daughters Roberta Linoz and Stephanie Rodrigues, grandchildren Kaimana Navarro Linoz, Kawika Navarro Linoz, Kekoa Smith, Ashley Green and Scott Kaohelaulii, sisters Linda Paza, Charleen (Glen) Ganeku, Theresa Kihano and Charmaine Duarte, brothers Howard (Luz) Linoz, Derrick Linoz, John (Ruth) Linoz and Brandon Linoz, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Koloa Neighborhood Center, for a celebration of life.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Howard David

With a great deal of sadness and sorrow I say good-bye to a wonderful man and my husband of 47 years, Howard David. He passed away on Nov. 23, 2017, after a long and brave struggle with dementia. He was born in Ohio on Aug. 2, 1944, and attended Purdue University and Cleveland State University, where he was a member of the drill and the tennis teams.

Joining me, Donna David, in my loss is our son Jason, Howard’s sister Gail, plus her three children, Catherine, Carolyn and Mark and their families.

He received much enjoyment over the years in his pursuing his love of golf, tennis, and the many travels we have been fortunate to have had.

Family and his friends can be sustained by loving memories of his years on earth and the fun he brought into our lives. Thanksgiving Day is the time he died, and we are thankful for all the years we had him with us.

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