Obituaries for Wednesday, June 25, 2008

• Gilmath Brede

• Herman Kane

• Jules Ventura

• Lawrence Redden

• Julia Smith

• Derek Ruiz

• Marvel Kaili

• Darren Gonsalves


Gilmath Brede

Gilmath L. Brede of Lihu‘e died June 13, 2008, at Straub Hospital at the age of 33. Born Aug. 6, 1974, in Kaua‘i, he was an A.C.O. with Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center.

He was preceded in death by mother Juliette Nani Brede.

He is survived by wife Sheri Brede; daughters Kainani Brede, Gilia Brede, Mikaela Brede and Meilina Brede; father William A. Brede Jr.; sisters Deborah K. (Joseph) Pinero and Julieann N. (Gilbert) Balai; brothers William A. Brede III and Shane R. (Susan) Brede; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at Kapa‘a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Memorial services will begin at 12 p.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Herman Kane

Herman Kane Jr. of Kapa‘a died June 14, 2008, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 70. Born Jan. 7, 1938, in Waipouli, he was a lifelong beach boy and musician.

He is survived by son Dain (Wendy) Kane of Maui, three grandchildren, brother Durgh (Pomai) Kane of Hanama‘ulu, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the Lydgate Park pavilion. Casual attire is suggested and the family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


Jules Ventura

Jules John Ventura of Kapa‘a died June 13, 2008, at the age of 46. Born Dec. 21, 1961, in Lihu‘e, he was employed by Kaua‘i County Beautification and Parks Division.

He was preceded in death by father Jules Ventura Jr. and brother Wayne Maurice Ventura.

He is survived by mother Regina O. Ventura of Kapa‘a; sisters Paulette Vierra of Wailua, Kitty (Vernon) Basuel of Wailua and Regina E. Ventura of Kapa‘a; brother Gregory (Linda) Ventura of Kilauea; sister-in-law Irene (Wayne) Ventura of El Cajon, Calif.; nieces Veronica, Lenette, Brooke-Lynn, Lisa and Teresa; nephews Vernon II, Antony Jules (A.J.), Kawika, Cameron, Clayton and Blaise; grandnieces and nephews Tyra, Justin, Treston, Isaac, Colten, Ambrie, Logan, Chayse, Kaisjah, Kae-Lynn, Halea, Haven, Kawena, Kawehi, Keani, Kalae, Isaiah, Jenica, Evan, Caiden, Sadria and Melina; and best buddies Cindy Lou and Clayton.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at St. Catherine’s Church. Mass will follow at 11 a.m.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Casual attire is suggested.


Lawrence Redden

Lawrence E. Redden, Captain USN retired, of Hawai‘i passed away on June 8, 2008, at Hale Kapuna Nursing Home in ‘Oma‘o at the age of 86.

Redden served his country for 33 years and was a veteran of three wars. He retired in 1975 from the U.S. Navy in Hawai‘i. He remained in the islands, which he loved, and went on to become a successful businessman. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Honolulu.

He was preceded in death by parents Daniel and Mary, brothers John and Daniel, and sisters Evelyn and Winifred.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Florence “Lynn,” son John “Kip” (Judy) of Moscow, Idaho; daughters Kelly (Ian Rowley) of Shropshire, England, and Peggy (Danny Canon) of Kalaheo; grandchildren Ashley (Jeff Ritter) of Fort Rucker, Ala., Danielle of Kalaheo, Christopher and Michael of Moscow, Idaho; great-grandson Taylor of Fort Rucker, Ala.; and extended family Leilani, Kevin (Andrea), Sarina, Valerie, Jessie and Cody of Moscow, Idaho.


Julia Smith

Julia Malapit Smith of Wai‘anae, Hawai‘i, died June 11, 2008, at the age of 80. Born March 29, 1928, in Paia, Maui, she was a retired Makaha Elementary School teacher.

She is survived by husband Jack Smith; sons Jeffrey Deguzman and Randall Deguzman; daughters Charmaine Shigemura and Candy Suiso; brothers William Malapit, Mark Malapit and Earl Malapit; and sister Aurora Lo.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Raphael’s Church Cemetery in Koloa. Aloha attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Derek Ruiz

Derek Gene Ruiz of Honolulu died June 17, 2008, at Queens Hospital at the age of 45. Born Jan. 26, 1963, in Tacoma, Wash., he worked in the hotel industry.

He is survived by parents Donald and Edith Ruiz, sisters Donna (Lucky) Moises and Wendy Ruiz, brother Scott Ruiz, numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.


Marvel Kaili

Marvel Haunani Kaili of Puyallup, Wash., died June 16, 2008, at the age of 58. She was born Nov. 27, 1949, in Hawai‘i.

She is survived by husband Harrom Kaili; daughters Allison Kaili, Denise Liana and Melanie Kaili; son Kimo Kaili; four grandchildren; mother Helen Young; brothers John Young, David Young, Melvin Young, Mervin Young, Clinton Young and Rodney Young; sisters Lauretta Kaukani, Jennifer Cook and Patricia Young; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, and again from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, at Kalaheo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where services will begin at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Darren Gonsalves

Darren John Iosepa Gonsalves of ‘Oma‘o died June 14, 2008, at Hanalei at the age of 46. Born on June 3, 1962, in Kaua‘i, he was a loving father, son, brother and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by wife Marissa J. Gonsalves, mother Agnes Gonsalves, brother Gavin Gonsalves and granddaughter Miya Gonsalves.

He is survived by son Jared (Heather) Gonsalves of Waipahu, O‘ahu; two grandchildren; father Jimmy Gonsalves of Kekaha; brother Dayne (Toni) Gonsalves of Kekaha; sister Keikilani Gonsalves of Kekaha; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at Wong’s Restaurant in Hanapepe. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

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