Wednesday, May 25, 2022 |
Share this story
• Puanani Ilae Blake
• Celia Hookano
• Richard Evans
• Eduardo E. Malapit
Puanani Ilae Blake
Puanani Ilae “Aunty Pua” Blake of Koloa, died Sept. 3, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 50.
Born May 21, 1957, on Hawai‘i, she was comptroller and corporate secretary for O. Thronas and Kaua‘i Aggregates.
She is survived by husband Alva Blake; sons Kanan (Leena) Blake and Keoni Blake; mother-in-law Thelma Blake; grandchildren Kiana Blake and Koreale “Lele” Blake; hanai grandchildren Kanoe Blake, Kahoku Blake, Taryn Taguma and Holly Taguma; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law.
Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, where a celebration of Pua’s life will be at 11 a.m.
Casual or aloha attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Celia “Kiki” M. Hookano of Waimea, died Sept. 4, 2007, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 46.
Born Dec. 25, 1960, in Hawai‘i, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by sisters Alfreda (Dennis) Hookano, Roxanne Hookano, Joni Hookano and Loreen Hookano; brothers Renfred (Michelle) Hookano, Lionel Hookano, Norman (Noe) Hookano, Dean (Debbie) Hookano, and Delbert Hookano; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at Lucy Wright Park in Waimea, where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Richard J. Evans II of Po‘ipu died Sept. 3, 2007, at the age of 92.
Born in Crockett, Calif., on Dec. 5 1914, he was a retired commercial art director and owner of his own art business, “Evans and Associates” of San Francisco, Calif.
He was proud to have served his country as a boat builder in the Merchant Marines on Catalina Island during World War II. A graduate of San Francisco Academy of Art, he enjoyed design and art all of his life and was researching and inventing applications for the handicapped population in the final years of his life. He also enjoyed playing piano and entertaining at his home.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Hazel Evans, he is survived by son Richard G. Evans III; daughter-in-law Bevin Parker-Evans and grandson Mitchell Evans of ‘Oma‘o; brother Edward Evans of San Jose, niece Linda Haddon and sister-in-law Betty Powers Beck, both of Oregon.
A memorial visit with the family to celebrate Richard’s life will be held in his favorite spot at sunset from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Po‘ipu Beach Park pavilion. Beach attire is requested. The family requests no flowers or gifts.
Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Eduardo E. Malapit
Former Mayor of Kaua‘i Eduardo E. “Mala” Malapit, of Po‘ipu and Lihu‘e, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 27, 2007, at the age of 74.
Born April 6, 1933, and raised on Kaua‘i, he was an alumni of ‘Ele‘ele School, Waimea High School, the University of Hawai‘i and the University of Notre Dame School of Law. He was a Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney, Kauai County Councilman, Mayor of Kaua‘i; chairman of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Governor’s Liaison of the County of Kaua‘i, part-time magistrate, and private-practice attorney.
He also served on numerous community organizations including the Kaua‘i Pop Warner as president and legal adviser, West Kaua‘i Jaycees as president (Gold Key Award & Outstanding Young Man of the Year 1965), Koloa School PTA president (Outstanding Chapter Award), Koloa Youth Baseball Organization, Koloa Lions Club president, Hawaii Visitors Bureau director (Governor’s Office), Kauai Catholic Vicariate board member, Kauai Filipino Community Council, Kauai Visayan Club member, Democratic Party Convention delegate, and many others.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth; sons Kevin of Newport Beach, Calif., Lon (Lianne) of Lihu‘e, Ken (Lorraine) of Newburg, Ore., and Lyle of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren Nicole, Kirsten, Eduardo K. and Brock Malapit, sisters Julia Smith and Aurora Lo, brothers William, Mark, Earl, and Manuel Malapit, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, with services to follow at Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church in Koloa. Private family burial to follow immediately after services.
Arrangements are being held by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
By participating in online discussions you
acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful
discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments
are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines,
send us an email.