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Obituaries for Wednesday – May 10, 2006

• Violet Shiraki

• Robert G. Braun

• Phillis Cambeilh

• Lady Kaipuwai Ululani Kekua

• Sam Meanui Inanod

• Barbara Naholoholo

• Jaime Tugade

• Naoe Pascua

• Florentino “Frank” Padilla Mamalias

• Florence Yanagida


Violet Shiraki

Violet Kiyoe Shiraki of Kapa‘a died at home on April 26, 2006, at the age of 87.

Born in Kealia on Sept. 12, 1918, she was employed as a cook at the Wailua Golf Course Fairway Restaurant, Wailua Marina, and Kauai Resort Hotel, from where she retired. Her favorite pastimes were crocheting, sewing, crafts and cooking.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Kazuto Shiraki, she is survived by five children: Jane Holcomb of California; Neil (Mary) Shiraki of Kapa‘a; Gary (Evelyn) Shiraki of O‘ahu; Linda (Larry) Eyestone of Kapa‘a; and Carol Shin of O‘ahu; one sister, Tsugiyo Shiraki of Lihu‘e; two stepsisters residing in Japan; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were privately held at the Kapaa Hongwanji Mission on May 6. Family members requested no koden, with monetary expressions of sympathy donated in gratitude to the Kauai Hospice Foundation.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home staff members assisted family members with arrangements.


Robert G. Braun

Robert G. Braun of Hanama‘ulu died April 23, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 82.

Born March 31, 1924, in Hule‘ia, he was a line construction supervisor for Kauai Electric, retiring after 47 years of service.

He is survived by three children: Sharlene (Edward) Muraoka, Eric (Julie) Braun and Colin Braun; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Kapaa Missionary Church, where a memorial service will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.. Scattering of ashes will take place at a later date.

Family members ask that casual attire be worn, and that flowers be omitted. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary staff members.


Phillis Cambeilh

Phillis Ruth Ann Cambeilh died on May 7, 2006, at Garden Isle Healthcare at the age of 71.

Born in St. Louis, Mo. on March 7, 1935, she was an entertainer, dancer, actress with Radio City Music Hall and Broadway, a civil rights activist and a devoted mother.

She is survived by two daughters; Noelle Cambeilh and Elionne Cambeilh, both of Kapa‘a.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 9 a.m. with services beginning at 10 a.m. at Lihue United Church. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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


Lady Kaipuwai Ululani Kekua

Lady Kaipuwai Ululani Kekua died on April 23, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 65.

Born on August 28, 1940, at Kahuku, O‘ahu, she is preceded in death by her hulu makua, Peter William Kaninauali‘i Kekua, Helen Kaipuwai Kekua Waiau and Edgar Miki Waiau, along with her kaikunane, Peter Kapuhilani Kekua and William Keao Kekua.

She was employed as a school bus driver for Yamaguchi Bus Service, as well as a tour driver for Grayline Kaua‘i for many years. She later retired from the County of Kaua‘i as a driver for the Kaua‘i Bus. After retirement she was an active participant of the Wilcox Adult Day Care Program in Lihu‘e. From early childhood, she was raised in hula. As a former professional hula dancer, she had a special passion for Hawaiian music, dance and culture. Affectionately called, “Aunty Lady” she was also the highly respected Hulu Kupuna for Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai of Waipouli n a traditional hula school founded in 1945 by her mother, kumu hula, Helen Kaipuwai Kekua Waiau. Today, the halau continues under the direction of her eldest daughter, Kehaulani Kekua.

Lady Kaipuwai Ululani Kekua is survived by ‘eha mau Kaikamahine: Kehaulani Kekua, Kawehilani Mahi, Noewehikehauokalani Mahi, and Keali‘iwahine‘opu‘ulani Booth Kekua, all of Anahola; na Alohiki: Glenn Higa Sr. and Mike Booth, both of Anahola, na Kama Kane Hanai: Hubert “Boy” Kekua of Kahuku, O‘ahu, Tyron Carvalho and Aikane Alapa‘i of Anahola; and Keiki Ho‘okama, Lynna Batangan of Hanama‘ulu. She was also blessed with ‘umikumaha mau Mo‘opuna: Heu‘ionalani Chiyoko Mahi-Higa, Dustin Kalani Keali‘ikaimalie Mahi, Glenn Kelena Higa Jr., Justin Keali‘ikane Kekua (Keiki Hanai Ho‘ohiki), Miki Kawaiikaika Higa, Tyrus Kekaulike Higa, Tabitha Kau‘ionalani Booth, Jorel Lawelawe Booth, Rylan-James Kaimanaokalewa Higa, Kamaleionalani Shaedyn Higa, Makamaeonalani Shaelyn Higa, Michael ‘Alohikea Booth, Cyrus Kia‘iponookalani Higa and Cameron Keali‘ihakunuiokamokuokeawe Booth, along with numerous relatives and friends.

To fulfill her wishes, a special memorial gathering celebrating her life will be held at the Kekua residence located at 3918 Mahuahua Road in Anahola. Family and friends are invited to her Anaina Ho‘olewa or funeral wake and vigil on Friday, May 12, from noon to sunset. Private cremation ceremonies will follow. ‘Alana offerings of lei, flowers, music, chants and hula are welcome. Aloha attire is suggested. Assistance with funeral arrangements being provided by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary. For information contact Kehaulani Kekua 821-2070 or Noewehikehauokalani Mahi at 639-2777.


Sam Meanui Inanod

Sam Meanui Inanod of Hanama‘ulu, died May 6, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 22.

Born Sept. 4, 1989, in Honolulu, he was preceded in death by his father: Stevens Inanod.

He is survived by his mother: Pauline M. Kane Inanod; two brothers: Sherman Laka Inanod and Stevens Namolokama Inanod, Jr.; two nieces; one nephew; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Services will be Saturday, May 13, at Hanama‘ulu Beach Park where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m.

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


Barbara Naholoholo

Barbara Kuulei Naholoholo of Waimea, died May 4, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 61.

Born July 13, 1944, on Kaua‘i, she was a cook at Green Gardens.

She is survived by her husband: Bennett Naholoholo Sr.; two daughters: Bernett “Nani” (Andy) Schmidt and Bernal “Goo Goo” Naholoholo; two sons: Bobby Wada “Umpa” Naholoholo and Bennett “Braddah” Naholoholo Jr.; four sisters: Lorraine (Don) Navarette, Ethel Presley, Juanita (William) Pendegrass, Jean “Millie-Luana” Wilson; one brother: Emil (Cheryl) Rubin; two hanai children: Casey Tupou and Zalin Hanalei Boykin; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two hanai grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Kekaha Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

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


Jaime Tugade

Jaime Tugade of Lawa‘i, died May 8, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 71.

Born June 2, 1934, in the Philippines, he was a teacher.

He is survived by his wife: Lovelina Tugadi; one son: Arnel (Concepcion) Tugadi; three daughters: Joan (Romulo) Balderas, Fe (Eddie) De Peralta and Beatriz (Wilson) Rivera; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandson Eddie De Peralta.

Family and friends may call on Friday, May 12, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 13, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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


Naoe Pascua

Naoe Watanabe Pascua of Koloa, died April 19, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 79.

Born Dec. 23, 1926, in Waimea, she was a dental assistant.

She is survived by her husband: George R. Pascua; two daughters: Brenda (Steven) Takahashi and Shelly Pascua; four sisters: Tomie Watanabe, Satoe Oyama, Elsie Hegwood, and Suzue (Ken) Hashimoto; in-laws: William (Marina) Pascua, Gemi (Priscilla) Pascua, Nora (Jose) Masiclat and Dolly (John) Pascua; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held from 9 a.m.to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Waimea Foreign Church, where memorial services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

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


Florentino “Frank” Padilla Mamalias

Florentino “Frank” Padilla Mamalias of Honolulu, died May 3, 2006, at Kuakini Medical Center on O‘ahu at the age of 74.

Born April 14, 1932, on Kaua‘i, he is survived by his loving companion, Jolenta Cummings; daughter: Devon Coltes; sons, Franklin Mamalias, Jamal Mamalias, Howard Toki, Gerald Toki and Ronnie Toki; brother, Larry Mamalias, sister, Rose Anguay; 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Visitation willl be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Waikane, O‘ahu. Services over the ashes will be held at 1 p.m.

Memorials to the family may be sent to 1145B Crossley Rd., Kapa‘a HI 96746. Arrangements are being handled by Moanalua Mortuary.


Florence Yanagida

Florence Yanagida of Lihu‘e died April 24, 2006, at Wahiawa General Hospital at the age of 83.

Born Sept. 11, 1922, on Kaua‘i, she was a retired clerk from the County of Kaua‘i and a member of Kapa‘a Community Church.

She is survived by sons: Russell (Susan) Yanagida and John (Jane) Yanagida; four grandchildren; brother: Eddy Hashimoto of Arizona; sisters: Helen Wilibourn of Maui, Pearl (Charles) Okino of California, and Elsie (Kazunori) Hiraoka of Kaua‘i; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May19, at Kapa‘a United Church of Christ; memorial service at 10:30 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

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