Obituary for Wednesday — November 23, 2005

• Leslie Puuwaialoha Lovell

• Tomas Caoagas

• Ayako Funamura

• Dolores Schauer

• Jayda Maire Mundon


Leslie Puuwaialoha Lovell

Leslie Lovell of Henderson, Nev., died on Sept. 27, 2005, at the age of 77.

The son of Enoka Lovell, Jr., and Beatrice Scharsch, he was born and raised on the island of Kaua’i. Leslie graduated from Kaua’i High School in 1946 and worked for 40 years for Young Brothers, Limited, as a stevedore. An active member of the ILWU, he served on various union committees during his career.

Les is survived by his wife of 24 years, Beverly Manner. In 1994, Les retired and the couple moved to Henderson, Nev. He is also survived by his daughter, Cheryl Lovell Obatake (James); grandchildren Kanani Lovell-Obatake (Albert Diego) and Leslie Lovell-Obatake (Brandee Javier); great grandchildren Keana Lovell-Obatake, Lanakila Lovell-Obatake, and Kamalewa Diego. In addition, Les is also survived by stepdaughter Karen Truitt and grandchildren Chey, Conner, and Josephine.

An avid fisherman, Les loved the ocean where he requested that his ashes be spread at sea. This will be done at a memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at Niumalu Pavilion. The family requests casual attire


Tomas Caoagas

Tomas Caoagas of Koloa died Nov. 13, 2005, at Garden Isle Health-care, 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; 11 grand-children, and 12 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


Ayako Funamura

Ayako Funamura of Koloa, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Nov. 14, 2005, at the age of 94.

Born in Kukui’ula, on Sept. 25, 1911, she was a kitchen helper with Plantation Gardens.

She is survived by son, Harry Funamura of Kapa’a; two grandchildren, Ryan Funamura of O’ahu and Marci Funamura of Kapa’a; three brothers, Katsuto Joe (May) Sugano, Hiroto Steve (Tuneko) Sugano and Yasuto James (Frances) Sugano, all of O’ahu; two sisters, Miyako Kure and Sueko (George) Ishibashi both of Koloa. Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Dolores Schauer

Dolores Schauer of Kekaha, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Nov. 18, 2005, at the age of 51.

Born in San Francisco, Calif. on March 24, 1954, she is survived by her husband, Henry Schauer of Kekaha; mother, Eva Kendall; two brothers, David Kendall and Dough Kendall, both of California; sister, Deana Lockhart of Santa Rosa, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services are pending.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Jayda Maire Mundon

Jayda Maire Kawelolani Mundon of Kapa’a, died Nov. 11, 2005, at Lucille Parard Children’s Hospital in California at the age of 2 1/2.

Born Dec. 28, 2002, in Lihu’e, she is survived by her mother: Jamie Mundon, father: Shane Wada, brother: Ka’eo Duncan Mundon, grandparents James and Annette Mundon and Calvin and Jan Wada; great-grandfather: Abraham Mundon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church where services will be at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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