Obituaries for Wednesday — November 16, 2005

• Elpedio Fernandez

• Elaine Etsuko Wakasa

• Maria “Sally” Riola

• Tomas Caoagas


Elpedio Fernandez Elpedio Fernandez of Kekaha died at home on Nov. 12, 2005, at the age of 76. Born in Kekaha on June 3, 1929, he was a retired lead electrician with Kekaha Sugar. Preceded in death by father, Casiano; brother, Andres; and son, Karl.

He is survived by his wife, Rosallia; three sons: Malcolm (Marla) Fernandez of Kekaha; Ira (Sharon) Fernandez of Waimea; and Marvin (Lisa) Fernandez of ‘Ele’ele; daughter, Debra (Roger) Kato of Las ter, Vegas; 10 grandchildren; mother, Patricia Fernandez of Kekaha; two brothers: Feliciano “Pelane” Fernandez of Kekaha, and Larry Toni of Nevada; two sisters, Clarita Ide of Kane’ohe and Leonida (George) Fujimura of Kekaha; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may visit with members of the family from 9 a.m.

to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Kekaha. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Family members suggest casual attire, and request that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by professionals with Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Elaine Etsuko Wakasa

Elaine Etsuko Wakasa of Hanapepe died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Nov. 13, 2005, at the age of 71. Born in Hanapepe on Feb. 2, 1932, she was an elementary- school teacher with the state Department of Education. She is survived by two sisters: Fumie Isobe of Lihu’e and Betty (Yaso) Ushigome of Kalaheo. Friends may visit with family members from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ. The service is at 10:30 a.m. Family members suggest casual attire, and request that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by professionals with Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Maria “Sally” Riola

Maria Rosario Aguada “Sally” Riola of Kaumakani died Nov. 7, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 84.

Born Oct. 23, 1921, in Manila, Philippines, she was a custodian with Olokele Sugar Company.

She is survived by her husband: Roberto Fontanilla Riola; two sons: Robert (Lita) Riola of Waipahu, and Bernard (Marcy) Riola of ‘Ele’ele; two daughters: Marcia (Andy) Emayo of Kekaha and Melinda Riola of Kaumakani; one brother: Manuel (Leyte) Aguada of Kalaheo; one sister: Gladys Paulino of Waipahu; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat- grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria Marquina.

Family and friends may call on Friday, Nov. 18, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and again on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Biz. Burial will follow at Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by professionals with Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Tomas Caoagas

Tomas Caoagas of Koloa died Nov. 13, 2005, at Garden Isle Healthcare, at the age of 97. A laborer retired from Grove Farm Sugar Company, he was born in the Philippines on March 7, 1908.

He is survived by three sons: Florentino (Erlina) Caoagas; Benjamin (Eliza) Caoagas; and Ferdinand (Estela) Caoagas; one daughter, Carlina (Warlino) Menor; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with family members Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Koloa. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church Cemetery.

Family members suggest casual attire. Arrangements are being handled by professionals with Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Kathleen Skelton

Kathleen Skelton of Lawa’i died Nov. 13, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 58. A rail clerk, she was born Sept. 15, 1947, in San Francisco.

She is survived by daughters Sharron (Hilton) Abreu and Claudia (Corbin Leong) Skelton; sisters Maryanne and Susane; and brothers Frank Snow, Tommy Snow, Joey Snow and Paul Snow. There are two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also surviving.

Friends may visit with family members on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary chapel in Koloa.

Services will be celebrated there at 10 a.m.

Family members suggest casual attire. Arrangements are being handled by professionals with Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Henrietta Jane Alana Bond

Henrietta Jane Alana Bond of Ha’ena died at her residence on Nov. 7, 2005. An office clerk, she was born in Hawai’i on Feb. 13, 1956.

Preceded in death by her father, Murphy Maka Sr., she is survived by her husband, Kenneth Bond; two daughters: Ashlee Bond and Krystal Bond; son: Jacob Bond; mother: Rebecca Maka; and four brothers: Murphy Maka Jr., Jacob Maka, Keith Maka and Sherman Maka.

Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with family members on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Hanalei Waioli Hui’ia Church. Services will be celebrated at 11 a.m., with inurnment to follow.

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by professionals at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary

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