Obituaries for Sunday — January 08, 2006

• Patricia (Patti) Canastro

• James Kaipolauea Reyes

• Caroline Acosta-Abiva

• Gary Craig Lange

• Juliette Nani Brede


Patricia (Patti) Canastro

Patricia (Patti) Ellen Canastro of Kapa’a died at Wilcox Hospital on Nov. 22, 2005 at the age of 67.

Born on July 8, 1938, in Pasadena, Calif., she and her husband were married on Kaua’i in 1969 and began a new life in Hawai’i, where she had dreamed of living ever since she was a little girl. She worked as a waitress at Reuben’s Restaurant, then started her own successful clothing store, That Tropical Feeling in Nawiliwili. Eventually, she went into advertising with the Kauai Beach Press and later formed an advertising team with her husband, Ollie.

She was active in the community, belonging to the Quota Club, Kauai Community Players. She was a great supporter of Island School and volunteered during many whale counts. Her love of new places and new cultures led her to travel extensively to places like France, England, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Bali. She will be remembered by many for her love for life.

She is survived by her husband, Oliver Canastro of Kapa’a, two daughters; Lorri (George) Stilwell-Makaneole of Kapa’a, Linda (Scott) Imai of Kailua, O’ahu, mother, Edna Mason of Lihu’e, brother, Thomas Nollar of Kalaheo, six grandchildren; Alicia (Matt) Jones, Justine Michioka, Sarah Agudong, Makana Makaneole, Sean Imai, Lauren Imai, numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Kilohana Carriage House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cremation was handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.


James Kaipolauea Reyes

James “Pops” Reyes of Anahola died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 2, 2006, at the age of 67.

Born March 4, 1938 in Hanalei, he was preceded in death by his father: John M. Reyes, mother: Lurline and brother: Abraham Reyes.

He is survived by his wife Emmaline, sons: Brian, Blaine and Barrett; daughters: Marlene and Roxanne; step-children: Bobo (Catalina), Pauole, Billy John (Ellen), Kuilani (Phil), Lehua (Don) and Liz Hooikaika; brothers; William (Agnes), John (Arlene), Joe (Terry) and Solomon (Sandy) Reyes; sisters: Henrietta Reyes Napolis and Helen (Lou) Ellegard; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Kauai Veterans Center on Kapule Highway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at the Kauai Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.


Caroline Acosta-Abiva

Caroline Acosta-Abiva died Dec. 19, 2005, in San Diego at the age of 71.

Born in Lihu’e on Sept. 28, 1934, she was a retired elementary school teacher who taught for San Diego City Schools for 30 years.

She is survived by her son, Alvin Abiva; mother, Rose Acosta of Lihu’e; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Eunice Acosta of National City, Calif.; sister, Katherine Acosta of Vallejo, Calif. and sister-in-law, Juanita Acosta of Hawaii Kai, O’ahu.

Services were held at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, San Diego, Calif. Interment followed at El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego.


Gary Craig Lange

Gary Craig Lange, the youngest son of Dorothea and Bill Lange of Tennafly, N.J. (now deceased) died on Dec. 26, 2005, of complications from leukemia.

He is survived by his loving wife Sally of 34 years (formerly Sandra Ruth Spaulding of Redmond); two brothers Ian Lange (JoAnne) of Missoula Mont. and Lopez Island Wash., and Gordon Lange (Carole) of Groton Long Point, Conn., plus their families and grandchildren. Most importantly, besides Sally, however, are three of the most beautiful and loving children on the face of the earth, Susanne Hancock (Dave) and grand-daughters Ellie and Kate of Bellingham Wash., Christopher Lange (Heather) of Bellingham Wash., and his “jungle bunny” daughter Kelly Lange (Travis) of Pahoa, Hawai’i. The most important thing for Gary is first and foremost to be remembered as a loving husband and father. The wonderful vacations with his family, especially the Galapagos, the East Africa Safari and trips to Alaska aboard the “Lange-Ho,” will always be the highlights of his life.

Gary spent his entire career in banking and real estate finance. He retired in 1990 as president and chief executive officer of Puget Sound Savings Bank, where he was fortunate to lead a crew of exceptional employees. Upon retirement he immediately purchased Bay Mortgage in Seattle which he enjoyed running as an entrepreneur until its sale in 1998. He was extremely blessed to then enjoy life to the fullest, boating and living on Kaua’i in the winter, and of course, traveling and playing with his children and grandchildren.

Gary was a 30-year member of the Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club and a 20-year member of the Seattle Yacht Club.

Remembrances may be made to the Ryther Child Center in Seattle (2400 NE 95th Seattle, WA 98115), where he spent 11 years as a board member, and to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Tributes J5-200, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109-1024).

Private services will be held for family members only. By Gary’s request, a celebration of life will be held in September for family and friends at the Seattle Yacht Club.


Juliette Nani Brede

Juliette Nani Brede of Anahola, died Dec. 31, 2005, at her home at the age of 68.

Born July 17 1937, in Lihu’e, she was a waitress for the Kauai Surf and The Westin Hotel.

Preceded in death by two grandsons: Brian Low Jr. and Moroni Balai, she is survived by her husband: William A. Brede Jr.; five children: Deborah K. Balai, William A. Brede III, Julieann (Gilbert) Balai, Sr., Shane (Susan) Brede, Gilmath (Sheri Smith) Brede; two sisters: Marlene (Kaleo) Furtado, Charlene (Ronald) Boyce; three brothers: Stanley (Lorraine) Kaluahine, Gilbert (Jeanette) Kaluahine, and Matthew (Marlene) Kaluahine; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Kapaa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where services will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Bothwick Kauai Mortuary.

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