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Obituaries for Wednesday — March 15, 2006

• Annie Florino

• James Haluapo

• Beatrice “Bea” Lang

• Sarai Ann Reyes

• Raymond Fernandes Sr.

• Masaharu Oda

• Masao Yasutake

• Lance Schoenberger


Annie Florino

Annie Kaehukai Florino of Kailua-Kona died March 9 at her home at the age of 89.

Born April 14, 1916, in Wainiha, she was a homemaker.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona for a memorial service. For information, contact Rodney Rodrigues at (808) 557-8499. The family requests casual attire be worn and that flowers be omitted.

She is survived by her husband, Bibencio Florino of Honaunau; son, Rodney (Yolanda) Rodrigues, Sr. of Kailua-Kona; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


James Haluapo

James Kahauanuoalika Haluapo of Kapa’a died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 26, 2006, at the age of 69.

Born in Ahukini, on Sept. 1, 1936, he was a handicap hire craftsman with Kamaka Ukulele.

He is survived by four brothers, Samuel Haluapo of Washington, David (Barbara) Haluapo of Washington, Edward (Marilyn) Keoho Sr. of Kapa’a and Clifford (Dannette) Lee Sr. of Kapa’a; three sisters, Hattie (James) Telles of Hanama’ulu, Elizabeth Makalapua Haluapo of ‘Oma’o, and Kathy (Matthew) Louis of ‘Oma’o; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Lihue First Church; service officiated by Kahu Gaylord Williams will begin at 11 a.m. followed by burial at the Lihue Cemetery in Pua Loke. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Beatrice “Bea” Lang

Beatrice “Bea” Lang of Lihu’e died on March 3, 2006, at the age of 82 at her daughter’s home in Wailua.

Born and raised on Kaua’i, she married and started her family on O’ahu, moving to California to work in the health care field. Beatrice worked in Home Health Care for 20 years after returning to Kaua’i, retiring at the age of 76 from Interim Health Care of the Pacific.

Preceded in death by her son Daniel Stagg; father Joseph Texeira; mother Elsie Correa; sister Marjorie Bullock; brother Joseph “Sunny” Texeira Jr.; and brother David Texeira, she is survived by two daughters, Wanda (Fefe) Stagg Matsuda of Wailua Homesteads, Lisa Dubois of New Hampshire, four grandchildren, Scott (Des) Matsuda, Lisa (Kalani) Matsuda-Telles, both of Wailua Homesteads, Jennifer Dubois, Jason Dubois, both of New Hampshire, three sisters and one brother: Gussie Souza of Hanama’ulu, Francis “Frannie” Getler of California, William “Billy” (Ida) Texeira of Puhi, Dorothy (Albert) Moura of Kalaheo, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 18, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia with visitation at 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. by Fr. Bill Shannon. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date in a private ceremony. Cremation and arrangements were handled by the staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.


Sarai Ann Reyes

Sarai Ann Hedgeman Reyes of Kapa’a died March 7, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 7.

Born Feb. 12, 1999, in Lihu’e, she was a student at Kapa’a Elementary School.

She is survived by her mother, Clarissa Reyes; uncle, Brian Cadiam; grandparents, Patricia and Bernardo Reyes Sr. and Calvin and Rose Hedgeman; aunts, Luisita (Aliivaa) Valaau and Elizabeth Hedgeman; uncles Bernardo (Eliros) Reyes Jr. and Edmundo Reyes; father, Mark J. Hedgeman; cousins: Chantel, Chelsey, Alisa, Charele, Kevin, Justin and Andrew; numerous other aunts, uncles, family members and friends.

Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 17, at Immaculate Conception Church, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Bill. Burial will follow at St. Catherine Church Cemetery in Kapa’a.

The family asks that casual attire be worn. Arrangements are being handled by staff members of Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Raymond Fernandes Sr.

Raymond Clifford Braga Fernandes, Sr. (Big Ray) of Las Vegas, Nev. died on March 7, 2006, at the age of 82. Born on Jan. 22, 1924, he retired from Kapa’a High and Intermediate School, Hawaii National Guard, and owner of Tang Thai Restaurant.

Preceded in death by wife, Muriel Agnes Kaleialii Kahai Fernandes, he is survived by wife, Sunee Chor Fernandes, five daughters; Laverne A. Fernandes Moore, LeeAnne H. Donayri, Lahoma Fernandes-Nakata, Leimomi (Lee-Stark) Fernandes, Soontaree Chanpaijii, four sons; Raymond Fernandes, Jr., Russell P. Fernandes, Randall S. Fernandes, Setta Chanpaijii, three sisters; Dorothemae Drumeller, Adriene F. Thronas, Leinani Rodenhurst, brother, Gilbert B. Fernandes, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be on Friday, March 17, at St. Catherine Church in Kapahi with visitation from 9 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens in Kapaia.

The family requests aloha attire and flowers are gratefully declined.

The staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Masaharu Oda

Masaharu Oda of Puhi died March 1, 2006, in Honolulu, at the age of 79.

Born Jan. 20, 1927, in Puhi, he was a district foreman for the Department of Water.

He is survived by his wife: Emma Oda; two daughters: Charleen (Edwin) Tam Ho and Cherri (Lee) Yasutake; three grandchildren; siblings: Hatsuko Fujishige, Shizuko Hiroshima, Yoshie Uyesono, Edith (Tsutomu) Otsuka, Louis Oda, Judith Oda, and Tokiji Oda; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion, where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

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


Masao Yasutake

Masao Akito Yasutake of Honolulu, formerly of Waimea, died Feb. 16, 2006, at Queen’s Medical Center, at the age of 95.

Born March 7, 1910, he was a retired tennis pro and driving instructor.

He is survived by daughter, Linda, of Honolulu; brother, Atsushi of Wailua; and nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by the staff of Borthwick Mortuary on O’ahu.


Lance Schoenberger

Lance Schoenberger of Wailua Homesteads died at Fujii Beach on March 12, 2006, at the age of 54.

Born in Streeter, Ill. on Dec. 14, 1951, he was a retired sailor. He came to Hawai’i 5 years ago to live in his favorite place — Kaua’i. He was never without his dogs “Lucy” & “Sammie”.

Preceded in death by his mother, Iris Schoenberger, he is survived by his wife and partner of 26 years, Mary Smith, of Wailua Homesteads, father, Thomas Schoenberger of Las Vegas, sister, Tommye Schoenberger of Las Vegas,

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 18, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapa’a with visitation from 1 p.m. and services beginning at 2 p.m. Scattering of his cremains will be at a later date.

Cremation was handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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