Obituaries for Friday — February 24, 2006

• Gordon Maio

• Sylvester Oliveira Jr.

• Richard Siebring

• Bernard Roy Silva


Gordon Maio

Gordon (Jet, Boldy) Maio of Lihu’e, died Feb. 19, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 53.

Born Jan. 6, 1953, on Maui, he was a dishwasher for Princeville Hotel.

He is survived by one son: Samuel Maio; two daughters: Theone Yardley and Malina Maio; mother: Violet Piimauna Maio (Edward) Ferreira; two brothers: Mac Roy (Irene) Maio and Peter (Chris) Morris; three sisters: Jenny Viernes, Barbara (Sam) Lee and Debra Ahung; hanai family Donna May, Audre, Yvonne, Francis, Wilfred Ikeda; four grand-children; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Kahu Wayne Vidinha. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Cremation to follow.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Sylvester Oliveira Jr.

Sylvester “Oli” Oliveira Jr. of Lihu’e died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 20, 2006, at the age of 53.

Born in Honolulu, Hawai’i on Oct. 11, 1952, he was a sergeant with the Kaua’i Police Department serving his community for 29 years, just 2 months short of his retirement. Preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Oliveira Sr., and sister, Ginny Warner, survived by his wife Yolanda Oliviera of Lihu’e; son, Daniel (Keana) Oliveira of Wailua; two daughters, Tasha Oliveira and Melissa (Jared) Oliveira of Lihu’e; mother, Helen Oliveira; brother, Steven (Gene) Oliveira of New York; two sisters, Bernice (Harry) Chrowder of Oregon, Joanne Oliveira of Honolulu; six grandchildren, Austin, Kaimi, Makalii, Kalama, Zayden, Kilinoe; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation at 8 a.m.and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. by Fr. Bill Shannon.

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


Richard Siebring

Richard Thomas Siebring, known as “Sy” to his friends, died on Feb. 16, 2006, at his home in Anahola at the age of 60.

Born Nov. 26, 1945, in Lynwood, Calif., he was the son of Thomas and Kathryn Siebring. He grew up in Southern California and served with the Sea Bees in the Viet Nam War before moving to Ashland, Ore. to attend Southern Oregon University. While there he met and married the love of his life Adrya Priddy. After the birth of their two children, the family moved to Kaua’i in 1982 to help rebuild the island after Hurricane ‘Iwa. An accomplished designer and craftsman, some of the projects Sy was involved with include: the Hanalei School, the Water Department, Wilcox Special Education Building and numerous custom homes. His beautiful cabinetry is featured in homes and businesses throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Sy had a deep love and appreciation for Kauai. He was happiest captaining his boat down the Na Pali Coast with his family, friends (and dogs).

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Adrya (Adie) Priddy Siebring; his daughter, Ashley Siebring Jones of Kaua’i; son Ryan Siebring of Kaua’i; granddaughter Kalina Jade Jones; sister Virginia Siebring Graham of Vancouver, Washington; sister Sally Siebring Burrage of Palm Desert, Calif.; and many other loving family and friends.

His service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. across from Limahuli Gardens in Ha’ena (look for signs). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii for Kaua’i’s Children. P.O. Box 1877, Honolulu, HI 96805.

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


Bernard Roy Silva

Bernard Roy Silva of Kalaheo died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Feb. 15, 2006, at the age of 48. An auto-body technician, he was born on Kaua’i on March 9, 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Silva; son, Bernard Silva Jr.; daughters Cherie Silva and Jenny Silva; mother, Beatrice Silva; brothers Joey Silva and Nicholas Silva, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may join family members for viewing on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Family members suggest those attending wear casual attire, and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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