Obituaries for Tuesday, June 3, 2008

• Alan DeSilva

• Lillian Ruiz

• Michie Brown

Alan DeSilva

Alan Wayne DeSilva of Lihu‘e died May 27, 2008, at home at the age of 41. Born April 22, 1967, in Lihu‘e, he was a computer technician and graphic artist at Island Image and also past president and vice president for the Kapa‘a Pop Warner Association.

He was preceded in death by brother Shannon Jordan DeSilva, grandparents Fred and Mary Kenison, and grandfather Manuel DeSilva Sr.

He is survived by wife Shirlynn “Honey Girl” DeSilva; daughter Haylie DeSilva; sons Glen, Adam, Gage, Noah, Kyle and Blaz‘; parents Wayne and Rita DeSilva; brothers Kevin and Yukie DeSilva, Travis and Lisa DeSilva; hanai brother Rollin “Nui” Simao; nieces Moana (Chris Baltazar) DeSilva and Carlie DeSilva; nephews Gavin DeSilva, Dustyn DeSilva and Keanu Saito; great-nephew Cijay Baltazar; grandmother Hilda DeSilva; mother-in-law Shirley Viernes; brother-in-law Shannon; sisters-in-law Stacy, Shelley, Samantha; hanai cousin Donna; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday, June 7, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa.

Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9 a.m., with services at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and asks that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Lillian Ruiz

Lillian R. Ruiz of Kekaha passed away May 15, 2008, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home at the age of 74. Born Nov. 21, 1934, in Kekaha, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by husband Frank Ruiz Jr. of Kekaha; sons Richard (Tiffany) Ruiz and James (Melanie) Ruiz, both of Kekaha; three grandchildren; brother Fedor (Mary) Brandt of Kekaha; sisters Mabel Rosa of Honolulu, Alice Mcanany of Honolulu, Mary Jane of the Mainland and Linda Moreno of Kekaha; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

Michie Brown

Michie Okinaka Brown of Honolulu died May 3, 2008, in Honolulu at the age of 83. Born Oct. 9, 1924, in Kilauea, she was a retired school teacher for the state of Hawai‘i.

She is survived by son Doug Brown, brother Isamu Okinaka and sister Emi Takahashi.

Private services were held. No Koden.

Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary assisted with the arrangements.


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