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• Laurie Ann Aloha Loo
• David ‘Jack’ Melamed
• Paul Ganansa Silva Sr.
• Harriet Ahana Albao
• Rev. Charles “Papa Charlie” Leone Mahi Jr.
• Emily A. Smith
• Satoru Muranaka
Laurie Ann Aloha Loo
Laurie Ann Aloha Loo was blessed to Joseph and Audrey Loo on Sept. 21, 1953, as their first born daughter. She was later joined by her devoted sister, Iris J. Loo Spanski, her loyal brothers, John Loo, James Loo and Damian Loo.
Her spirit of adventure became her career as an independent travel and tour director and consultant. After traveling around the world three times, living on the east and west coasts of the States, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, she made the “best and most beautiful place on Earth” home: Kaua‘i.
Her blessings in life are her wonderful sons Joseph Kainoa Hansen-Loo and Kyler Kamakanikai Hansen-Loo. Besides her Mom, siblings and sons, she truly loved her nieces and nephews and in-laws. Her love and devotion for Uncle Al, Aunty Bea and cousin Rob filled her heart to the brim.
Her zest for life included photography, her horses, being a certified rescue diver, dancing and exploring offbeat locations with the many, many friends she collected throughout the world. She had a passion for volunteering, fund raising and organizing events. Her gift of aloha, her never giving up attitude and positive outlook on life inspired those around her, especially her numerous friends she brought into her family. Her love and devotion for her friends and theirs reciprocated, explained what her life was all about.
Laurie joined her father Joe, cousins Sam and Ilima and “Tip” on Jan. 14, 2008. She lived a good life, No regrets and finally in Peace.
The Celebration of Laurie Loo’s Life will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Borthwick in Koloa.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to American Cancer Society, Kauai or Kauai Hospice.
David ‘Jack’ Melamed
David ‘Jack’ Melamed died peacefully at home in Los Angeles. He was 96 years old. Beloved husband of Pearl Flaster Melamed, wife of 65 years. Also survived by sons Andrew Melamed, his wife Christine Melamed and grandchildren Mia, Dylan and Nage of Hanalei; Vincent Melamed of Nashville, Tenn.
His career in the motion picture industry spanned from 1933 to 1998. Melamed’s integrity, leadership, love of family and sense of humor will be missed by all.
Paul Ganansa Silva Sr.
Paul Ganansa Silva Sr. of Lawa‘i passed away at home on Feb. 10, 2008, at the age of 80. Born in Kalaheo, he was a Building Material Supervisor with AMFAC.
He was preceded in death by his son Paul Ganansa Silva Jr.
He is survived by his wife Helen Silva; son Randal Ganansa Silva of Lawa‘i; daughter Jane F. Johnson of Union City, Calif.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Teresa Jerves of Hayward, Calif.; daughter-in-law Francine Silva of Pahoa, Hawai‘i; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion. Services will be celebrated at 3 p.m.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Harriet Ahana Albao
Harriet Ahana Albao of Lihu‘e died Feb. 11, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 92. Born May 15, 1915, in Huleia, she was an editor for The Garden Island newspaper, headed the selective service and retired from the social security administration.
She was preceded in death by her husband Welcome Alba Albao and her son Alan Willey Albao.
She is survived by sons Timothy (Liberta) Albao and Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Albao; daughter Candace (Peter) Yanagihara; grandchildren Alane (Warren) Aihara, Alan (Tina) Albao Jr., Alynda (Donavan) Travaso, Azlinn (Kyle) Gregg, Lilia (Douglas) Chong, Timothy (Kylene) Albao Jr., Ryan Yangihara, Jenel (Jason) Okamoto and Lichelle Albao; great-grandchildren Alia Aihara, Arin Aihara, Aukai Albao, Dallas Albao, Ikaika Albao, Travis Travaso, Taylor Travaso, Douglas, Cherie, Kaylie, Codie, Nikkie, Rockie Chong and Jovie Okamoto; daughter-in-law Karin Albao; brother Ah Sau Ahana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday Feb. 18 at Kapa‘a All Saints Church. Memorial services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. and inurnment will follow at the church cemetery.
The family requests that flowers be omitted. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Rev. Charles “Papa Charlie” Leone Mahi Jr.
Rev. Charles “Papa Charlie” Leone Mahi Jr. of Kurtistown, Hawai‘i, died Feb. 5, 2008, at the age of 86. Born in Hilo, Hawai‘i, he was a retired State Department of Transportation heavy-equipment operator with 34 years of service. A veteran of both World War II and Vietnam, he served in the U.S. Army, Hawai‘i Army and Hawai‘i Army National Guard with 31 years of service. He was a Hope Kahu (minister) for Ke Ola Mau Loa Church in Waimea.
He is survived by wife Kathleen; children Charolette Mahi, Charles “Charlie Boy” (Nanette) Mahi III, Georgeanne (Paul) Murray, Rev. Beverly Samson, all of Hilo, and Cindy (Simon Texeira) Mahi Rivera of Anahola; hanai son Albert Mahi Sr. of Hilo; brothers Rev. Abraham, Jacob, Thomas and Paul Mahi; sisters Violet Brooks, Elizabeth Halualani, Phoebe Hopfe, Dinah Kaikua‘ana, Katherine Mahi and Margaret Naeole; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo; Service begins at 7 p.m. Visitation will also take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary; Service begins at 11 a.m. and burial to follow at 12:30 p.m. at East Hawai‘i Veterans Cemetery No. 2..
Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Dodo Mortuary Inc.
Emily A. Smith
Emily A. Smith of Kapa‘a died Feb. 15, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 98. Born Sept. 2, 1909 in Honolulu, she was the owner of Smith’s Motor Boat Service Inc.
She was preceded in death by her husband Walter J. Smith, son Malcom Smith and her granddaughter Shelly Pihanakalani.
She is survived by children Charlotte Kaui, Pelma Larsen, Walter J. “Frackles” (Mokihana) Smith Jr. and Grace Apana; hanai daughter Joy Moss; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 19 at St. Catherines Church in Kapa‘a. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherines Church Cemetery.
Satoru Muranaka of Kekaha died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital Nov. 1, 2007, at the age of 79.
Born in Kekaha April 13, 1928, he was a welder with Kekaha Sugar Co. and served in the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Kazue Muranaka of Kekaha; son Royden Muranaka of Honolulu; daughter Laurien Muranaka of Kekaha; brother Harry Muranaka of Kekaha; brother-in-law Nobu Okuhara of Honolulu; sisters-in-law Sue Muranaka of Honolulu and Joyce Muranaka of Kekaha; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were private. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary Inc.
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