Obituaries for Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Stella Fu-Ortiz, Lawrence Yoshii, Lack Leoiki, George Kirtland, Robert Lemn, Naokichi Fuse, Michele Ford

Stella Fu-Ortiz

Stella Kahelelani Fu-Ortiz of Eleele, Kauai, died at Queens Medical Center on Jan. 21, 2003 at the age of 38.

Born in Waimea, Kauai on Feb. 11, 1964, she was a Baker with Kauai Kookie Company.

She is survived by daughter, Randi-Ranasha Ortiz of Eleele, Kauai; mother, Minerva (Enos) Kaohi of Eleele; father, Solomon K. Fu, Sr. of Kekaha; grandfather, Charles K.C. Fu of Hanapepe Hts.; brothers, David (Malia) Fu of Kekaha, Solomon (Cynthia) Fu, Jr. of Florida, Samuel Fu of Eleele, Solomon Kalani of Kekaha; sisters, Davette Healani (Telly) Lopez-Fu of Honolulu, Davene Haunani Fu Taylor of Wisconsin, Wilhelmina (Bill) Bogni of CA., Darleen (Richard) Kubota of CA.; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kalaheo Ward; service officiated by Myron Barino will begin at 11 a.m. Followed by burial at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Nuuanu Mortuary & Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Lawrence Yoshii

Lawrence Masayuki Yoshii of Anahola, Kauai, died at home on Jan. 21, 2003 at the age of 66.

Born in Kealia, Kauai on Sept. 2, 1936 he was a retired Welder on Johnston Island.

He is preceded in death by father, Matsuo Yoshii; sisters, Yoshiko Nakamura and Sally Dingethal. Survived by mother, Chiyeko Yoshii; two brothers, Stanley (Kuija) Yoshii of Los Angeles, CA. and Dick (Linda) Yoshii of Kilauea; two sisters, Shirley (Lawrence) Senaha of Las Vegas, NV. and Rachel Le Duc of Los Angeles, CA.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Lack Leoiki

Lack “Maha” Kahanu Kaumahu Leoiki of Kekaha, Kauai, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, on Jan. 23, 3003, at the age of 87.

Born in Waimea, Kauai, on July 13, 1915, he was a fireman.

He is preceded in death by his daughter: Eileen Ululani Malama. He is survived by four daughters: Roseline (“okalia” Tremaine, Pinky (Paddy Boy) Malama, Sharon “Maha” Leoiki, Lolly Malama; three sons: Rosedale Jack “Bruddah” Leoiki, Robert “Boobie” Leoiki, Rodney “Charman” Leoiki; 22 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday, Feb. 2, at Waimea River Mouth at 1 p.m. for scatterig of remains. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

George Kirtland

George Max Kirtland of Kapaa, Kauai, died at home on Jan. 21, 2003, at the age of 67.

Born in Culman, Alabama on Nov. 7, 1935, he was a Insurance Salesman with Trans America Life Ins. Co.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Kapaa; two sons, Mark (Colleen) Kirtland of Boston, Massachusetts and Max Bradfor (Sheila) Kirtland of Lakewood, Colorado; two daughters, Robin Kirtland of Modesto, CA and Sudan Kirtland of LA, CA.; grandson, Grant Max Kirtland of Lakewood, Colorado; father, George M. Kirtland of Huntsville, Alabama; step-son, Michael Heath of Evergreen, Colorado; step-daughter, Lisa Heath of Waimea, Kauai.

Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Robert Lemn

Robert “Bobby” Lemn of Anahola, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 22, 2003, at the age of 60.

Born in Lihue, Kauai, on Mar. 18, 1942, he was a truck driver for the County of Kauai.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Annie Valpoon Lemn. He is survived by his wife, Leona Garma Lemn of Anahola; three sons, Robert Lemn, Jr., Earl (Nathalie) Lemn, Derwin Lemn; granddaughter, Lacie Leone Lemn; father, William Kulia Lemn; two brothers: Billy (Luella) Lemn, Harry Samuel “Peewee” Lemn, nephews: Kendall (Ronnie Lynn) Lemn, Sr., Nathan Lemn, Kevin Lemn; niece, Haunani Lemn (Scott Nunokawa); grandnephews, Kendall Jr., Dylan & Devin Lemn, Nahulualohikalopi, Hulukoaokalaukahiki & Kahuluuluokalei Nunokawa; grandnieces, Shonnielyn, Kailee, Zaiana & Kayla Lemn.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Koolau Hui’ia Church in Anahola from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. where services will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at the Church Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Naokichi Fuse

Naokichi “Primo” Fuse of Kapaa, Kauai, died at home on Jan. 25, 2003 at the age of 84.

Born in Kohala, Hawaii on Aug. 26, 1918, he was a Painting Contractor with Fuse Painting.

He is survived by his wife, Elise of Kapaa; son, Clyde (Diane) Fuse of Mililani, Oahu; daughter, Iris Johnson of CA.; two sisters, Chiyo Azuma of Honolulu and Kaneko Taura of Pearl City, seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 1, 3 p.m. at the Kapaa Jodo Mission; service officiated by Rev. Kosen Ishikawa will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Michele Ford

Michele Ford of Koloa, Kauai, died at her residence on Jan. 27, 2003, at the age of 56.

Born in New York, on Dec. 23, 1946, she was a bartender.

She is survived by two sons: William Ford and Edward “Ed” (Sharlene) Ford of Koloa; two daughters: V. Rene Ford and Ilia Sutton; three brothers: Mitch Phillips, Mike Phillips and Mark Phillips, 6 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m. at Brennecke’s Beach. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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