Obituaries for Sunday – June 4, 2006

• Saturnino Ancheta Ganir

• Esther Kala‘i Makuaole

• Lorenzo Lopez


Saturnino Ancheta Ganir

Saturnino “Satur” Ancheta Ganir of Kapa‘a died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 26, 2006, at the age of 64.

Born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Feb. 6, 1942, he was employed as a dishwasher at The Bull Shed Restaurant and also worked at Island Yard Service and Custom Landscaping.

Preceded in death by his father, Tomas Ganir Sr., two daughters, Vilma Ganir, Alma Ganir, brother, Tony Ganir, sister, Lucena Ganir, he is survived by his wife, Anita Ganir of Kapa‘a, five sons; Roger (Evangeline) Ganir, Virgilio (Maybel) Ganir, both of the Philippines, Juanito (Myramel) Ganir, Elmer (Rosemia) Ganir, Ryan Ganir, all of Kapa‘a, mother, Filomena Ganir of Kapa‘a, five brothers, Alfredo (Regina) Ganir, Wayne Ganir, Justino (Eufemia) Ganir, Tomas (Jesusa) Ganir Jr., Elpie Ganir, four sisters, Teresita Aguilar, Anastacia G. Acob-Pascua, Perlita Agtunong, Romana Ganir, five grandchildren, numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at St. Catherine Church with visitation from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.


Esther Kala‘i Makuaole

Esther Kala‘i Makuaole died on May 26, 2006, at her home in Waimea at the age of 91.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1914, in Kona, where she learned to weave lauhala at a very young age. The hats would be traded to local stores for merchandise. She has lived in Waimea since her marriage to Sam Makuaole in 1941.

She was chosen as a “Living Treasure” by the state of Hawai‘i, OHA Kupuna Recognition Team and Kaua‘i Museum trustees. She was also recognized in 1989 by the Smithsonian Institution Office of Folklife Programs. For 15 years, She retired in 2005 as a lauhala weaver after 15 years with the Kauai Museum. She also worked wth the Kupuna program for Kekaha and Kaumakani Schools.

she is survived by three children: Hannah K. Kamoe, Joseph (Harriett) Char, and Edmund (Evelyn) Char; two hanai children: Michael V. Chandler Jr. and Lloyd D. Chandler; seven brothers; Peter Park, Charles Kahoalii, John Kahoalii, Luther Kahoalii, Joseph Kahananui, Charence Kahananui, and Henry Kahananui; four sisters: Lily Cullen, Virgie Kahananui Shim, Anna Ellis, and Hattie Feltman; 14 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 7, at Kekaha Church of Latter Day Saints from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea Foreign Church cemetery.

Aloha attire and lauhala hats are suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Lorenzo Lopez

Lorenzo “Larry” Lopez of Lihu‘e died on May 2, 2006, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla,, at the age of 71. Born on April 12, 1935, he enjoyed skin diving, fishing and bowling. He retired as a commercial cook and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He moved to the mainland in 1983.

He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Clifton) Batiste of Niceville, Fla., his son, Lance Lopez of Sacramento, Calif., one sister, Rita McDermott of Minnesota, four brothers; Frederico of Kaua‘i, Frank, Eleino and Richard, all of O‘ahu, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, June 10, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia with visitation at 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.. Reception will follow at Hanama‘ulu Beach Park. Cremains will be scattered at a private ceremony by family members and closest friends.

Family gratefully declines flower wreaths but small bouquets at ok.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.

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