Obituaries for Thursday, June 14, 2007

• Thyres Kalen Simao

• Hazel V. Brown (Rapozo)

• Juan Ibe Idica

• June L. Lopez


Thyres Kalen Simao

Thyres Kaylen Simao, of Waikoloa, died June 1, 2007, at Kona Community Hospital at the age of 24.

Born May 6, 1983, in Waimea, he was a landscaper for Arborist Services, LLC in Kamuela and formerly employed with Fisher Construction.

Preceded in death by his brother Kauhi Simao, he is survived by his mother Trudy (William) Silva of Waikoloa; father Luke (Blythe) Simao Sr. of Hanapepe; sisters Zada Simao of Waikoloa and Saydi Silva of Waimea; brothers Dillion Silva of Waimea and Luke Simao Jr. of Hanapepe; maternal grandparents Henry (Cleo) Bermoy of Kalaheo; step-father Mark Silva of Waimea; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service was held at Holoholokai (Paniau) Beach Park Maunalani. A service will also be held at 4:30 p.m. June 16, at “Inters” Beach in Kekaha. Scattering of ashes will follow immediately.

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Services of West Hawai‘i.


Hazel V. Brown (Rapozo)

Hazel V. Brown (Rapozo), of Kapa‘a, died at home on June 2, 2007, at the age of 75 after a 17-year battle with thyroid cancer.

At the age of 17, she met her late ex-husband Raymond J. Rapozo in Germany. They married in 1948 and moved to Kaua‘i and had six children. She worked as a cook at St. Catherine Convent and the cafeteria. At the age of 47, she attended adult classes to get her GED and went on to nursing school. She graduated one of the top three in her class, worked at Queen’s Hospital on the orthopedic floor and went on to private duty until she retired.

Preceded in death by son David Rapozo, she is survived by daughter Sandra (Alan) Palmeira of Kapa‘a; sons Nolan (Dee Ann) Rapozo of Lihu‘e, Steve (Diane) Rapozo of Lihu‘e, Raymond (Dorena SanAugustine) Rapozo Jr. of Kealia, Charles (Tina) Rapozo of Hanama‘ulu, Steven Ichiriu of Los Angeles, Michael (Yuki) Ichiriu of San Jose; special friend Dr. Edward Ichiriu of O‘ahu; daughter-in-law Diane Guitierez (David Rapozo); sister Merle Synder of Cincinnati; brother Hobert (Jane) Brown of Minnesota; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at St. Catherine Church on Saturday, June 16. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Mass to follow. Burial will be private at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Juan Ibe Idica

Juan Ibe Idica, of Kekaha, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2007, at the age of 60.

Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on Aug. 19, 1946, he was a laborer with Syngenta.

He is survived by his wife Lucrecia P. Idica; son Jason (Carla) Idica of ‘Ele‘ele; daughter Jean P. Idica of Kekaha; one grandchild; brothers Rodolfo Idica and Constante Idica, both of Ilocos Sur, Philippines, and Arturo Idica of California; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha; Mass at 10 a.m. followed by burial at the Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


June L. Lopez

June L. Lopez, of Lihu‘e, died at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital on June 11, 2007, at the age of 80.

Born in Makaweli on June 8, 1927, she was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by her husband David M. Lopez, she is survived by two sons, John (Priscilla) Lopez Sr. of Hilo, Hawai‘i and Michael (Ponnie) Lopez of Kalaheo; daughter Christine (Richard) Callejo of Lihu‘e; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Mass officiated by Father John Bitterman will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Kalaheo. Casual or aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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