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• Juanita Silayen
• Eduardo E. Malapit
• Marciana Garma
• Ronald Kalani Flores
• Ambrocio M. Nery
Juanita Malangen Silayen of Lihu‘e died on Sept. 3, 2007, at the age of 85. Born in the Philippines on May 12, 1922, she was a retired groundskeeper for Kiahuna Golf Course.
Preceded in death by husbands, Alberto Silayen and Juan Dumaguing and two brothers in the Philippines, she is survived by daughters Dominga (Agustin-deceased) Dacuyan, Conchita (Puleriano) Parinas, Amelia (Juanito) Duarosan; son Efren (Nilda-deceased) Dumaguing; sister Lolita Cabuco; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Saturday, Sept. 15. Friends can visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Silayen family with the arrangements.
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 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, Hawaii Visitors Bureau director (Governor’s Office), Kauai Catholic Vicariate board member, Kauai Filipino Community Council, Kauai 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.
Marciana Villa Mahor Garma of Hanalei died Sept. 4, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 82.
Born March 3, 1925, in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a produce clerk.
She is survived by her husband Ricardo Garma Sr. of Hanalei; daughters Rosalina Linda (Ernie) Ancheta of Kapahi, Yolanda (George) Baldwin of Kapahi, and Leona Lemn of Anahola; sons Ricardo (Carol) Garma Jr. and Norbert (Mel) Garma, both of Hanalei; sisters Leonidas (Rudy) Azares of Puhi, Dionicia (George) Hashimoto of San Francisco, Calif., Romula Kigar of Lancaster, Ohio, and Irene (George) Anderson of Kapahi; brothers Florentino Pete (Sandy) Mahor of Kalihiwai and Modesto (Jaye) Mahor of Lihu‘e; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan Pablo and Marcella Mahor, and brothers Juan Chris Mahor and Alfredo Mahor.
A service and viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa‘a. A Mass will take place afterwards at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Catherine’s cemetery.
Casual and aloha attire are suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Ronald Kalani Flores
Ronald Kalani Flores of Anahola, died Sept. 1, 2007, at his home at the age of 68.
Born April 27, 1939, in Honolulu to Mabel Curry and Alexander Flores, he was a cowboy, musician and songwriter of the song “Silversword.” He got his cowboy training ranching on his father’s ranch (Kalua Kalae) in Waimea, Kamuela, Hawai‘i. He graduated from Honoka‘a High School and pursued his musical career thereafter.
He worked for the Department of Transportation at Honolulu Airport as a superintendent in the custodian division and played music at various night clubs.
He won numerous awards in the Mokihana Festival Composers Contest for his original songs. A member of Queen Deborah Kapule Hawaiian Civic Club, he played music for numerous hula halau. He participated in the Kamehameha Day and Aloha Week parades as a paniolo rider and musician. He was honored by Kaua‘i Historical Society for his contributions to the community.
He is survived by his wife Merlene Pua Flores; sons Charles (Tanya) Cobb-Adams Jr., DeMaine (Marla) Flores, Quentin (Hope) Flores; daughters Blossom (Ron) Kawahara, Annette Coloma; brother William “Willie” (Lorna) Akima Sr.; sister Laura Shipman; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, where services will be celebrated at noon. Cremation to follow.
Casual or aloha attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Ambrocio M. Nery
Ambrocio M. Nery of Laguna Hills, Calif., and formerly of Kaua‘i, died at his home on July 11, 2007, at the age of 54.
He is survived by his wife Theresa and two grandchildren, Kai and Sydney and several siblings.
Known to most as Nery” or “Apo,” he was born July 18, 1952, in Honolulu. He came from a very large family and loved surfing, boxing, martial arts and billiards, scuba and skin diving. He enjoyed playing guitar and harmonica and singing Hawaiian lullabies.
He was a longtime member of ABATE and AMA and founding member of the revival of Capistrano Eagles family motorcycle club.
Services were held in California in July.
At his request, services and scattering of ashes will take place on O‘ahu Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Aloha Beach Service Shack at 9 a.m.
Ashes will also be scattered on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Wailua Beach at 9 a.m.
Arrangements were handled by Lesneski Mortuary.
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