Obituaries for Saturday, June 9, 2007

• Alejandro Colcol

• Lokomaika‘i Chandler

• Scott Y. Yoshida

• Mary Galaza


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 his father Tranquilino Colcol and brother Johnny 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.


Lokomaika‘i Chandler

Lokomaikai “Kai” Chandler was born on April 23, 1981, to parents Kirkland Kuhio Chandler Sr. and Hilary Ferris-Chandler. On May 31, 2007, at age 26, Kai passed on.

Kai is loved and survived by his parents; brothers Kuhio (Amber) Chandler and Kaleo (Heather) Chandler; sister Kapua Chandler; grandmothers Kapeka Chandler and Helen Ferris; grandfather Robert Ferris; nephew Kamalei Chandler; half-sister Kaimana Kuhaulua; immediate aunts and uncles Pualani and Robert Baptista, Francis “Junior” and Rhoda Chandler, La‘aboy and Aimee Chandler, Moku and Nancy Chandler, Jeff and Linda Chandler, Venna Chandler, Colin and Coty Chandler, Belinda Chandler, Kainoa and Skip Forrest, Pa‘ula Chandler, Lahela and Jackie Correa, Conrad “Rackey” Chandler, Luka Chandler, Ben and Collette Ferris and Beth and Stuart Harada.0 Kai is also loved and survived by extended aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services to honor Kai’s life and passing will be today at St. William’s Church in Hanalei from 1 p.m., service will begin with pule at 2 p.m.


Scott Y. Yoshida

Scott Yoshiichi Yoshida of Kapa‘a died at Queen’s Medical Center on May 31, 2007, at the age of 43.

Born in Honolulu, O‘ahu, on April 13, 1964, he was a machine operator with Young Brothers, Ltd.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Soriano Yoshida; sons Bryce and Grant Yoshida of Kapa‘a; parents Reuben and Florence Yoshida; grandmother Namiko Yoshida; brothers Jason and Todd Yoshida; parents-in-law Thomas and Nives Soriano; brothers and sisters-in-law Irineo (Thelma) Soriano, Ruben (Darlene) Soriano, Edwin (Luzviminda) Soriano and Emilie (Dominador) Bucasas; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Kapaa Missionary church, followed by a celebration of his life from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. officiated by Pastor Mark Randolph.

Casual attire is suggested and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Mary Galaza

Mary Galaza of Kekaha died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 5, 2007, at the age of 88.

Born in Koloa on March 2, 1919, she was a homemaker and a seasonal worker with Kauai Fruit Packers.

Preceded in death by her husband Louis Galaza Sr., she is survived by sons Louis (Leslie) Galaza Jr. of Aurora, Colo. and Elliott (Marsha) Galaza of Lawa‘i; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

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