Obituaries for Friday — January 27, 2006

• James Kaauwai • Leonard Duarte • Emmaline Ah You Costa Ayres

James Kaauwai

James “Maikai” Kaauwai of Honolulu, O’ahu, died Jan. 20, 2006, at Tripler Army Medical Center at the age of 66.

Born Dec. 3, 1938, in Lihu’e, he was the owner of Jimmy’s Appliance Service, a tour driver with Greyhound and also served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by three daughters: Kuuipo (Derek) Kaauwai-George of Okinawa, Pua (John) Kaauwai, and Jessica Yaple of O’ahu; six grand-children: Kai Robinson, Derrin and Derek George, William, Robert and James Treul. He is also survived by three brothers: John (Barbara) Kaauwai of Anahola, William Kaauwai of Wailua and Bert (Blaze Anne) Kaauwai of Kapa’a; five sisters: Elizabeth Costa of California, Henrietta (Robert) Gonsalves of Wailua, Maureen (John) Seagrove of Arizona, Annette Kaauwai of Kapa’a, and Linda (Melvin) Iwamoto of Honolulu; two aunts: Grace Contrades of Mexico and Juanita Thomas of Honolulu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Receiving of family and friends will be at the Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with Kahu Nani Hill. Cremation to follow. Casual aloha attire is suggested and the family requests leis only.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Leonard Duarte

Leonard Andrade Duarte of Anahola, died Jan. 9, 2006, at Waianae Comprehensive Center in Kapolei, O’ahu at the ageof 75.

Born Nov. 21, 1930, he was the son of the late Manuel Andrade Duarte and Evangeline Mahoe Duarte and the former owner of Mister “L” Coiffures in Burlingame, Calif. He was also an Air Force veteran. There are no survivors. Donations can be made to the VA Center for Aging, 459 Patterson Rd., Honolulu, HI 96819. Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Borthwick Mortuary on O’ahu.

Emmaline Ah You Costa Ayres

Emmaline Ah You Costa Ayres of Lihu’e, died Jan. 25, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 82.

Born Nov. 2, 1923, in Kalapaki, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband Joaquin C. Ayres Sr.; daughter: Cherle “Aunty Ipo” Kahananui; son: Joaquin C. Ayres, Jr. brother James Ah You of Texas; two sisters: Annie Kamahaku of Honolulu, O’ahu, and Anna Mignone of California; five grandchildren: Sonya (Gregg) Stoll, Lori Barretto, Jolin Barretto, Shane Barretto and Cherisse Zaima; great-granddaughters Ashley (Tyson) Relacion, Sheena (Delbert Tuazon Jr.) Yadao, Sadie Villatora, and Shawn Villatora; great-grandsons Austin Barretto, Adam Coyaso, Aaron Villatora, Anson Villatora, Ekolu Ramos, Bronson Ramos, Rayden Bonilla and Cyan Bonilla, great-great-grandson Cody Relacion, and great-great-granddaughters Taylor Relacion and Neshae Tuazon.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Kalapaki seawall beach park. Scattering of ashes to follow. The family requests that friends bring a lei.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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