Obituaries Sunday, June 3, 2007

• Thomas Nance

• Lillian Ruiz Blackstad

• Kimie Funamura

• Pearl Iwamoto

• Alejandro Colcol

• Wallace Lee


Thomas Nance

Thomas C. Nance of Kalaheo died May 30, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 75.

Born in California, he was a communications technician.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Nance of Kalaheo; daughter, Tami (Richard) Singer; and grandchildren, Andrew Singer and Megan Singer.

Celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. today at the Gage residence at 3691 Lohe Road in Kalaheo. For information, call 332-8390. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Lillian Ruiz Blackstad

Lillian Ruiz Blackstad of Honolulu died May 26, 2007, at the age of 72.

Born in Kekaha, she was a homemaker whose hobbies included traveling, crafts and making her famous pasteles.

She is survived by her husband, Jospeh M. Blackstad; son, Joedy Blackstad; daughter, Joelyn Major; brothers, Ernest Ruiz Sr. and Harold Ruiz Sr.; and two grandchildren, Mathew and Jessica Major.

Friends may visit the family at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu, Mauka chapel. Services will be at 7 p.m. On Kaua‘i, visitation will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services will be at 7 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Kimie Funamura

Kimie Funamura of Koloa died at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home on May 25, 2007, at the age of 85.

A housewife, she is survived by son, Martin (Joan) Funamura of Honolulu, O‘ahu; daughter, Janice (Wayne) Hori of Koloa; three grandchildren; two sisters, Kiyome Kaholokula and Takako Nakamura; and nieces and nephews. Services were private.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Pearl Iwamoto

Pearl Kameyo Iwamoto of Hanama‘ulu died at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home on May 25, 2007, at the age of 93.

Born in Kekaha on June 17, 1913, she was a cashier with Foodland.

She is survived by son, Melvin Iwamoto of Hanama‘ulu; two daughters, Elaine (Stanley) Isoda of Koloa and Lauretta (Norman) Kamehiro of Honolulu, O‘ahu; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Services were private.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Alejandro Colcol

Alejandro Acoba Colcol of ‘Ele‘ele died at home on May 27, 2007, at the age of 67.

Born in Baccara, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Oct. 18, 1939, he was an irrigation installation specialist with Island Water Specialists.

Preceded in death by brother Juan Colcol, he is survived by his wife, Natalia Cayaban Colcol; sons, Arnel Colcol of ‘Ele‘ele, Allen (Krisztina) Colcol of Puhi and Aaron Colcol of ‘Ele‘ele; brother, Nemisio Colcol of Mililani, O‘ahu; sister, Lydia C. Tumacder of Waialua, O‘ahu; step-mother Patricia Colcol; step-brother Virgilio Colcol of ‘Ele‘ele; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at ‘Ele‘ele Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Mass officiated by Father Nap will begin at 10 a.m. followed by burial at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Wallace Lee

Wallace Luie Lee of Kekaha and Cerritos, Calif., died May 28, 2007, at Woodruff Conbalescent Center, Los Angeles, at the age of 94.

Born in Kekaha, he was a tractor driver for Kekaha Sugar Plantation.

He is survived by daughters Margaret (Peter) Corpuz, Lauretta Ahlo, Toni Mellish and Ginger (James) Corpuz; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Kekaha Chinese Cemetery.

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

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