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Obituaries for Sunday, December 31, 2017

Alexander ‘Alex’ Ian Stahl

Alexander “Alex” Ian Stahl of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Medical Center on Nov. 29, 2017, at the age of 46. He was born in Minnesota on Nov. 3, 1971, and was employed by Sheraton Kauai Resort as an engineer.

He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Barbara Stahl.

He is survived by his wife, Kauilani Kahalekai, children Jerri-Lynn Walters, Joshua (Crystal) Walters and John Kekoanui Walters, and grandchildren Jayel Kaililaola and Lilinoe.

A sunset celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Salt Pond Beach Park from 3 p.m. to sunset.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home 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, concluding with a luncheon at Immaculate Conception Church.

The family suggests casual attire.

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

Russell Earl Andrade

Russell Earl Andrade of Wailua passed away at home on Dec. 12, 2017, at the age of 72.

He was born on Kauai on Sept. 2, 1945, and worked in construction.

He was preceded in death by parents Lawrence and Angeline Andrade.

He is survived by daughters Kuulei (Kapena) Cummings and Karina Andrade, best friend Pamela Andrade, grandchildren Kahiau Kamala, Halia Andrade, Kiran Rivera, Kayla Rivera, Russden Andrade, Ezra Cummings, Raeden Andrade and Ezekiel Legend Cummings, sister Susan (Bernard Duarte) Andrade, brothers Carlos (Maile) Andrade, Pierre (Susan) Andrade, Paul (Nancy) Andrade and Kimo (Margaret) Andrade, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Anahola Beach Park, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. and services beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow.

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

Monroe Richman, MD

A beach chair on Waiohai will remain forever empty with the passing of Monroe Richman, MD.

“There are some who bring light so great to the world that even after they are gone, the light still remains.”

And so it is for those mourning Monroe, a 30-year resident of Kauai whose lifetime of service and accomplishments speak volumes of who he was to those who knew and loved him.

Friend, mentor, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son and unofficial mayor of Waiohai Beach passed away on Dec. 12, 2017, surrounded by loved ones.

On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at 2 p.m., a traditional memorial paddle-out followed by a celebration of life will be held at Monroe’s favorite beach, Waiohai, where all are welcome.

1 Comments
  1. Maryann Mendez January 15, 2018 9:18 am Reply

    Monroe Richman, our family loved you. Your legacy will live on with the stories we have to tell about a doctor who went beyond the call to help a small Hispanic family. My brother Monroe was named after you and he is a wonderful young man. Be in peace Dr. Monroe.


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