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• Dale Sherretz
• Hazel Hiraoka
• Jerry Silva
• Morio Hirota
Dale Sherretz died at his daughter’s home on June 30, 2005.
Considered a pillar of our community by many people, his motto was “service above self”. In 1970 he was the Controller at the Kaua‘i Surf Hotel, became Controller of Grove Farm in 1983. In 1988-89 he was the Rotary Club of Kaua‘i President. He relocated to Hilo in 1990, and worked at the Mauna Kea Hotel in Waikoloa, and returned to Kaua‘i in 1998, becoming treasurer of Hale ‘Opio, up until shortly before his death. He became a board volunteer and treasurer for the Kaua‘i Republican Party in 2000, and from 2002-2003 he was President of the Kalepa Sunrise Rotary Club. During 2004, he was also the treasurer and a board member of the Kaua`i Food Bank. For the last 4 years he was an avid participant of the American Cancer Society’s Relay Walk for Life. His life was a testament to his motto “service above self”.
He is survived by his brothers Lynn and Lundy Sherretz of Colorado, his daughters Ka‘iulani (Jim) Edens-Huff and Jennifer Edens, and son Kamakana (Pomai) Edens and his grandchildren Aukai Peter Huff, Kekai Edens, Kupono Edens, Kekela Pacheco, and Brenna Spens.
Hazel Tetsuko Hiraoka of Lihu‘e died at home on Aug. 12, 2005, at the age of 77.
Born in Puhi, on Nov. 17, 1927, she was the owner of Hamura Saimin.
She is survived by her husband, Noboru “Bob” Hiraoka, two daughters; Lori (Alvin) Tanigawa of Lihu‘e, Wendy (Marvin) Barcial of Lihu‘e, two brothers; Charles (Elsie) Hamura of Maui, Herbert (Jean) Hamura of Lihu‘e; one sister, Doris Hironaka of Kapa‘a; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were private.
Cremation and arrangements were handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
JerryJoseph Silva of Kapa‘a died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 66.
Born in Hanama‘ulu on June 17, 1939, he was a heavy equipment operator with the County of Kauai.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ah Kai Chun Silva of Lihu‘e; son: Ray (Christine) Silva of Kapa‘a; daughter: Jerilyn (Stephen) Rapozo of Kapa‘a; three grandchil-dren: Sheena Rapozo, Cody Rapozo, and Christopher Silva of Kapa‘a; two brothers: Raymond (Alice) Silva of Hanama‘ulu and Ronald (Janet) Silva of Wailua; three sisters: Ida Porteous of California, Mary Jane Lake of Hanama‘ulu, and Charlotte Lum of Honolulu.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. with service to start at 10 a.m. at Lihue Christian Church officiated by Rev. James Koyama. Burial will be at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park.
Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.
Morio Hirota of Lihu‘e died on Aug. 14, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. Born on Feb. 20, 1912 in Lihu‘e, he retired as a mill utility worker with Lihue Plantation.
He is survived by one daughter; Janice (Leonard) Ringor of Lihu‘e, one granddaughter; Kristy Ringor of Honolulu, one grandson; Jason Ringor of Wailuku, Maui, sister-in-law; Ayako Hirota of Lihue, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation & arrangements were handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
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