Obituaries for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

• Lawrence Andrade

• Lempi Vilja

• Eldora Aldridge

Lawrence Andrade

Lawrence “Larry” Andrade died in Odessa, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at the age of 88. He was born on O‘ahu on Nov. 27, 1919. He was preceded in death by his mother Daisy Hobbs Andrade, his father and step-mother Charles and Helene Andrade, brothers Reginald and Boyd Andrade.

He had a great love of motorcycles from an early age. He owned and operated the first motorcycle shop on Kaua‘i, and had a passion for riding until he was 84. He retired from the Kaua‘i Liquor Commission after 34 years of service. He also was an avid fisherman and a part-time cowboy at Kipu Ranch for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Clarice of Odessa, Texas; daughter, Susan; sons, Carlos (Maile), Russell, Paul (Nancy), Kimo (Margaret) all of Kaua‘i, Pierre (Susan) of Tacoma, Wash.; 1 step-son Bruce (Sue) of Rhome, Texas; 8 grandsons, Shannon Makali’i, Joshua, Micah, Kaimalino, Cyrus, Sam, and Keith Nainoa; 2 step-grandsons, Jacob and Mark; 7 granddaughters, Taeru, Pelika, Stacy, Natalie, Ku’ulei, Noel and Karina; 1 step-granddaughter, Chrystal; 13 great grandchildren and 9 step-great grandchildren; brothers, Charles Andrade of Arizona, Tandy (Pat) Andrade of Arizona; sisters, Tanya Muse of Arizona, Movita Kaimimoku of Maui; sister-in-laws, Eleanor Andrade of Kaua‘i, Shirley Simpson of Odessa, Texas; 1 brother-in-law, Jerry (Millie) Houston of Colorado.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., and services will start at 2:30 p.m. Ashes will be scattered at a later time. The family requests casual attire and flowers to be omitted.

Lempi Vilja

Lempi Pura Vilja of Kapa‘a died at her home on Oct. 9, 2008, at the age of 83. Born in Finland, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughter, Lisa VanDermeer (Dennis) of Kapa‘a; sons, Jussi Vilja (Lynne Haas) of California and Pauli Vilja of Washington; three grandchildren; sister, Elvi Pasanen of Finland.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Eldora Aldridge

 Eldora “Dorie” Wongham Aldridge of Koloa died at Hale Kupuna Oct. 1, 2008, at the age of 84.

Born Jan. 2, 1924, in Honolulu, she was a retired funeral director. 

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Aldridge of Kaua‘i; sons, Elliott Chamizo and John “Chinky” Chamizo (Rebel) of O‘ahu; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; many nieces, nephews; grand nieces, grand nephews; cousins.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at O‘ahu Cemetery Chapel.

The service will be from 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow.

Aloha attire is requested.

Arrangements will be handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

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