Obituaries for Wednesday — January 11, 2006

• Raymond X. Aki

• Juliette Nani Brede

• Hatsumi Haraguchi

• Marcelo S. Sagucio

• John Robinson

• James Reyes

• Peter Souza

• Serena Manuel

• Joseph A. Medeiros

• Margie Goolsby

• Gary Slater


Raymond X. Aki

Raymond Xavier (Buddy) Aki of Wailua, died at Wilcox Hospital on Jan. 9, 2006, at the age of 86.

Born in Wailua, Kaua’i. on Oct. 24, 1919, to Henry K. Aki and Lucy M. Kupihea, he started his career as a caddy at Wailua Golf Course after school, then in the canefield, pineapple cannery, longshoreman, construction and as a merchant marine.

In WWII he volunteered to run arms through enemy blockades from 1940 through the duration of the war, rising to executive officer with rank of Lt. Commander.

He traveled extensively, and met and married Veronica Commons of Christchurch, New Zealand. They later settled on Kaua’i raising their 15 children. After returning to Kaua’i, he was a general insurance agent, real property appraiser and the building trades union organizer until being elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1959. He was elected to Chairman and Executive Officer (Mayor) for two terms, from 1961 to 1964.

After leaving public office, he moved to O’ahu, where he started a tour company and was a land developer until his retirement.

Preceded in death by his wife, Veronica, and two children, Jerome and Clare Aki, he is survived by 13 children: Maria (Fred) Orr, Monica (Butch) Nagahisa, Raymond P. Aki, Anne (Ashbell) Park, Blaise (Carol) Aki, Veronica (Greg) Lindo, Matthew Aki, Maureen (Richard) Carvalho, Michael (Pearl) Aki, Tim (Kurumi) Aki, Sean Aki, Kevin Aki, Elizabeth (Michael) Manning; 60 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

Services will be on Thursday, Jan. 12, at St. Catherine’s Church from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where services will be celebrated at10 a.m. by Father Al. Cremation to follow. Services in Honolulu will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at St. Stevens Church at 2747 Pali Highway in Honolulu from 9 a.m. to 9;;45 a.m. Mass will be at 10 a.m. by Father Khan.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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.


Hatsumi Haraguchi

Hatsumi Kuboyama Haraguchi of Hanalei died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 9, 2006, at the age of 96.

Born in Hule’ia, on Aug. 25, 1909, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by son, Tomio (Happy) Haraguchi of Hanalei, daughters, Hanae Niitsuma of Princeville, Fusayo (Seichi) Nagai of Pearl City, O’ahu, Kunie (Donald) Quon of Kalaheo, Chitose (Bruce) Minato of Mililani, O’ahu and Janis Haraguchi of Honolulu, O’ahu; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother Kashiko (Yukiko) Kuboyama; sister, Chiyomi (James) Marugame.

Friends may visit with the family at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Service at 12:30 p.m. Family request casual attire and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Marcelo S. Sagucio

Marcelo S. Sagucio of Kalaheo died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Dec. 21, 2005, at the age of 72.

Born in Bangui Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Nov. 15, 1933, he was a laborer with Monsanto Company. He is survived by his wife, Castora Sagucio; four sons, Edward Sagucio of Honolulu, Ronald (Editha) Sagucio of Italy, Stanley (Lanie) Sagucio of Kalaheo and Allan (Herma) Sagucio of Honolulu; two daughters, Glenda (Joseph) Cumlat and Irene Pagdilao, both of Kalaheo; 10 grandchildren; sister, Mariquita Sagucio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may visit with the family from 6-9 p.m. on Jan.13, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service at 7 p.m. Visitation also at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14, at St. John’s in ‘Ele’ele; service officiated by Rev. Imelda Padasdao will begin at 10 a.m. followed by burial at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


John Robinson

John Pilialoha Robinson of Waimea,died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Dec. 31, 2005, at the age of 90.

Born in Waimea, on Dec. 15, 1915, he was a factory superintendent with Kekaha Sugar Company. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen F. Robinson; three sons, Alvin William (Mary) Robinson of Waimea, Kenneth (JoAnn) Robinson of Waimea and Robin (Nadine) Robinson of Kaumakani; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine “Honey” (Kenneth) Fisher of North Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services and inurnment at the Waimea Foreign Church cemetery were private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


James 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 grand-children, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Kauai Veterans Center on Kapule Hwy. 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.


Peter Souza

Peter Souza of Kapa’a, died Jan. 2, 2006, at his home at the age of 84.

Born Nov. 3, 1921, on Kaua’i, he was a heavy equipment operator.

He is survived by his wife: Helen M. Souza of Kapa’a; son: Peter (Claudine) Souza, Jr. of Kona; two grandsons: Jacob Masao of Kona and Elsworths Huli’ee-Souza of Kona; two brothers: Edward (Carmen) Souza of Los Angeles and Abel (Hoku) Souza of Kapa’a; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at St.Catherine Church in Kapa’a, where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Father Al. Burial to follow at St. Catherine’s Church cemetery.

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


Serena Manuel

Serena Kehaulani Basa Manuel of Koloa and Las Vegas, Nev., died Dec. 16, 2005, in Las Vegas at the age of 43.

Born March 5, 1962, she is survived by her husband: Shawn Manuel; one son: Jordan Basa-Franco; two daughters: Tayne BasaFranco and Tessa Basa-Franco; mother: Dollyan Basa; four sisters: Valerie (Paul) Peters, Darlene Pereira, Allison (Ernest) Vasquez and Tanell Basa; two grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, where memorial services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Joseph A. Medeiros

Joseph A. Medeiros of Lihu’e, died Jan. 7, 2006, at the age of 58.

Born Sept. 28, 1947, on Kaua’i, he was a laborer for Kauai Builders.

He is survived by his wife: Yvonne Andrade-Medeiros; one daughter: Jozette (Kaleo) Caires; one son Derrick (Laurie) Medeiros; parents: Joe and Mabel Medeiros; one sister: Shirly (Benny) Laguatan; one brother: John (Nina) Medeiros; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Nap. Burial to follow at Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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


Margie Goolsby

Margie Goolsby died Jan. 7, 2006, in Koloa at the age of 81.

Born in Long Beach, Calif., she was a resident of Kaua’i since 1987.

She is survived by her son Pete of California; daughters: Paulette of Kaua’i, Clairelee of California and Kathy of California; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

While living on beautiful Kaua’i, Margie devoted many years to donating her time to her community and church.

Private services were held. Arrangements were handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.Donations may be made in honor of Margie to the Kauai Humane Society. The family asks that friends attend the church of their choice on Sunday.


Gary Slater

Gary Slater was born in a country hospital outside London, Jan. 28, 1952, and died in Honolulu Nov. 28, 2005, at the age of 53.

At age 11 he and his family emigrated to California, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts, graduating with honors from San Jose State University. The Atari Company recruited Gary as the designer for their pinball division. At age 30, Gary took a short vacation in Hawai’i and decided to move there to pursue his dream of becoming an artist.

He is survived by his mother, father and brother.

A memorial in Gary’s honor will be held at the “Grinds” restaurant in ‘Ele’ele, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.

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