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• Eduardo E. Malapit
• Juvana Marie Rapozo
• Puanani Ilae Blake
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 alumnus of ‘Ele‘ele School, Waimea High School, the University of Hawai‘i and the University of Notre Dame School of Law. He was a Kaua‘i County prosecuting attorney, Kaua‘i County councilman, mayor of Kaua‘i; chairman of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, governor’s liaison for Kaua‘i, part-time magistrate, and private-practice attorney.
He also served on numerous community organizations including the Kaua‘i Pop Warner (president and legal adviser), West Kaua‘i Jaycees (president, Gold Key award and Outstanding Young Man of the Year, 1965), Koloa School PTA (president, Outstanding Chapter award), Koloa Youth Baseball Organization, Koloa Lions Club president, Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau director (Governor’s Office), Kaua‘i Catholic Vicariate board member, Kaua‘i Filipino Community Council, Kaua‘i Visayan Club member, Democratic Party Convention delegate, Distinguished Asian Pacific Alumni of Notre Dame in 2005 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.
Juvana Marie Rapozo
Juvana Marie Rapozo of Kaumakani died at her home on Aug. 30, 2007, at the age of 46.
Born in Lihu‘e, on Nov. 25, 1960, she was a store manager with Whalers General Store. She is survived by husband John P. Rapozo Jr.; son Tyron Rapozo, Kienan Allianic-Rapozo, Kohana Rapozo and Chayton-John Rapozo, all of Kaumakani; daughter Kiana-Brennen Rapozo of Kaumakani; father Benjamin Allianic Sr. of Lawa‘i; brothers Benjamin (Laura) Allianic Jr. of Florida, Gary Allianic of Lihu‘e, Mark Allianic of ‘Oma‘o, Glenn (June) Allianic of Koloa and Derwin (Lisa) Allianic of Lihu‘e; three sisters, Rose (Barry) Hashimoto of Waimea, Maureen Allianic of Koloa and Bambi (Joey) Brun of Lawa‘i.
Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at the St. Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa; Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
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 Loreale “Lole” Blake; hanai son Mark Scribner; 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.
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