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Obituaries for Sunday, August 3, 2008

• Gertrude Mortera

• Norman Akana

• Solomon Fu

• Margaret Silva


Gertrude Mortera

Gertrude A. Mortera, formerly of Hanapepe, died July 23, 2008, at the age of 86. She was born Nov. 15, 1921.

She is survived by son Leonard of Portland, Ore.; brother Ray Asignar of Everett, Wash.; nephews Stanley, Roy, Dennis, Louis and Leon Buduan; nieces Julia Nebashima, Pauline Bonwell, Gail Aguilar and Sherman Chu; and caregiver Lynette Buduan of Everett, Wash.

Private services were held in Oregon.


Norman Akana

Norman Kuakini Waipa Akana Sr. of Lihu‘e died July 24, 2008, at the age of 59. Born Nov. 19, 1948, in Waimea, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by wife Priscilla H. Akana; daughter Desiree (James W.J.) Duclayan-Parsonson of Kalihiwai; sons Norman Kuakini Waipa Akana Jr. (Anita) of Arizona and Paulmert H. Dasalia; grandchildren Paulmert H.I.Dasalia, Duke Dasalia, Kassundra Dasalia, Xanniele Dasalia, Christan Shumacher, Kai Simpson, Isabella Kraklau, Kawehi Akana, Keani Kawamura, Megan Jackson and Makana Kealoha Akana; mother Margaret Goodwin Akana; siblings William Akana of Anahola, Ellen (Antonio) Blas of Wailua, Carol (Walter) Apana of Anahola, Stewart Kopa Akana of Wailua, Calvin Fu of Hanapepe, Jerry Pongasi of California, Johnny (Karen) Pongasi of Lihu‘e, Bernadette (Samuel) Banasihan of Hanapepe, Roy (Adele) Duclayan of Hanama‘ulu, Avelina (Deanna) Salvacion of Hanapepe, Norman (Jayme) Salvacion of Hanapepe; mother Evangeline Duclayan of Honolulu; brother and sisters Larry (Clarissa) Duclayan, Laura Mae Duclayan, Lisa-Ann (Mariano) Duclayan, Lei-Ann (Fred) Duclayan, Larissa (Robert) Ganiron and Laurena (Jeffrey) Bungsay, all from Honolulu; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will begin with visitation at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Burial to follow. A bike run is scheduled to leave from the Lihue Chevron next to Pizza Hut at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested. Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Solomon Fu

Solomon K. Fu Sr. of Kekaha died April 16, 2008, in Waimea at the age of 71. Born Aug. 10, 1936, in Hanalei, he was a self-employed wood carver.

He was preceded in death by wife Vernica Kalani Fu, daughter Stella Ortiz, son Hilarrion Kalani, mother Mary Makue Fu and sister Agnes Fuchigama.

He is survived by sons David H. (Malia) Fu, Solomon K. Fu, Samuel K. (Tanya) Fu, James H. Kalani, Leonard Kalani, Mathew Z. Kalani, Anthony Kalani, Solomon Fu Kalani, Ben Kalani Pa‘aluhi, Adrian Kalani, Hermin Kalani, Sammie Kalani, Eddie H. Kalani, Mano Kalani, Solomen Kalani, Samuel H. Kalani, Raymond (Perlita) Kalani, Victor K. Kalani, David D. Kalani and Pumai Kuhio Kaliloa; daughters Healani (Mark) Fu of Honolulu, Haunani Fu, Leiolani (Jake) Velasco, Ida (Stanley) Miguel, Angela Kalani, Jasmine Kalani, Jaime (Elmo) Tafoya, Rebbeca Kalani, Heraldine Kalani, Loke Kalani, Bernice Kalani and Sweetheart Kalani; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; father Charles K.C. Fu Sr.; brothers Charles Fu Jr. of Waimea, Douglas Fu of Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, and Calvin Fu of Hanapepe; sisters Lydia (Lionel) Kaohi of ‘Ele‘ele and Thelma (Damascio Jr.) Ruiz of ‘Oma‘o.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Salt Pond Beach Park. Inurnment to follow at Kealia cemetery.


Margaret Silva

Margaret Chandler Silva died July 28, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 82. Born June 2, 1926, in Wainiha, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by son Silas Silva and daughter Claudette Silva.

She is survived by husband Albert Silva; sons Elias “Kaipo” (Donna) Silva and Isaac “Koa” (Deana) Silva; grandchildren Ryan, Isaac III, Keanna, Levi, Malachi, Joshua and Kailah Silva; great-grandchild Kaimi Silva; brothers John, Thomas, Anthony and Micheal Chandler; and sister Susie Chandler Espinueva.

Family and friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 57, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, and then from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Church where Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

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