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• Rudy Ramos
• Elsie Pamulo
• Mary Rapozo
• James Izumi
• James Gill
• MacArthur Dela Cruz Sr.
• Don Roan
• Douglas Sakai
• Harold Aiu
• Sandra Minn
• Joseph Goo
• Bessie Cum
Rudy Phillip Ramos of Waimea died July 4, 2009, at The Queen’s Hospital at age 62. He was a self-employed excavation contractor, an active member of the Garden Island Racing Association and an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arcadio and Elizabeth Rapozo Ramos; infant brother, Patrick; and in-laws, Domingo and Alberta Graychochea of Kahuku.
He is survived by wife Francine Tejada Ramos, son Rudy L. Kelani Ramos of Waianae, brothers Donald (Sherry) of Mililani and Cedric (Sheryl), sisters Maxine and Dolores Ramos of Kaua‘i, brothers-in-law Francisco (Cissy), Allan (Ramona) Tejada, Don (Suzy), Devi (Marc) of Kahuku and Duran (DJ) Graychochea of Lihu‘e.
A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, July 11, at the Church of Latter-day Saints, Lihu‘e Ward, with visitation from 9-11 a.m. and service at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.
Casual attire suggested; flowers are omitted.
Arrangements are being handled by Nu‘uanu Memorial Park and Mortuary LLC and Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
Elsie Yago Pamulo died June 21, 2009, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 39. Born Sept. 3, 1969, in Sinait, Philippines, she was a cargo agent and crew chief with Aloha Air Cargo.
She was preceded in death by her father, Romeo Pamulo.
She is survived by mother Emilia Pamulo; sister Romelyn (Jose) Pamulo-Pena; brother Romeo (Angela) Pamulo; friend Marcy Fontanilla; nephews Chyson Pena, Colbey Pena; Isabella Lyons.
Visitation from 6-9 p.m., service at 7 p.m., Friday, July 17, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Chapel, Koloa.
Visitation at 8:30 a.m., Mass at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 18, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa‘a. Burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.
Mary R. Rapozo of Kilauea died July 4, 2009, at the Wailua ‘Ohana Carehome at age 90. Born Nov. 1, 1918, in Lihu‘e, she retired as a baker at the Hanalei Plantation Hotel.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond S. Rapozo.
She is survived by her sons Russell (Lorene) Rapozo of Wailua, Raymond R. (Sally) Rapozo of Santa Barbara, Calif. and Gilbert Rapozo of Kapa‘a, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday, July 10, at St. Sylvester’s Church in Kilauea with visitation from 9-9:45 a.m. and Mass beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Rapozo family with arrangements.
James Minoru Izumi of Hanapepe died June 22, 2009, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at age 99. Born April 6, 1910, in Makaweli, he was the owner of James M. Izumi General Contractor.
He is survived by his wife, Haruko Izumi; daughters, Kay Hill of Hanapepe, Jean (Paul) Nishida of Pukalani, Maui, Karen (David) Naud of Ka‘a‘awa, O‘ahu, Blanche (Daniel) Suga of Hanapepe, Cynthia Izumi of Honolulu; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Tsuneko Yamase of Waimea.
Visitation at 3 p.m., service at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 11, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel.
James “Jimmy” David Gill of Kapa‘a died June 28, 2009, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 19. Born Dec. 2, 1989, in Newburyport, Mass., he was a student at Humbolt State University.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Gill, and grandmother, Anne Gill.
He is survived by his parents Adam and Michelle King of Kapa‘a; sister Christina King of Kapa‘a; grandparents Barbara Whittier and Benjamin Lastimosa; Merlon Gill, Leonard (Kay) Desmarais, Craig (Andrea) King and Cynthis (Pat) Nixon.
A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, at Kukui‘ula Boat Harbor. In lieu of flowers please make donation honoring James Gill to YWCA or Life Bridges of Kaua‘i.
Arrangements being made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.
MacArthur Dela Cruz Sr.
MacArthur Dela Cruz Sr. of Kekaha died July 2, 2009, at age 64. Born Oct. 17, 1944, in Waimea, he retired from Kekaha Sugar Co. and Syngenta.
He was preceded in death by son Darren Dela Cruz, parents Vicente and Rose Mary Dela Cruz and brothers Rudy and Gilbert Dela Cruz.
He is survived by wife Linda Dela Cruz, sons MacArthur “Bae” (Jodie) Dela Cruz Jr. and Doren Dela Cruz, brother Robert Dela Cruz, sister Gladys Cherry, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m., service from 10:30-11 a.m., Saturday, July 18, at MacArthur Park in Kekaha.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
Don Steven Roan “Papa” of Kapa‘a died June 23, 2009, at his home at age 59. Born Feb. 5, 1950, in Twin Falls, Idaho, he was the owner of Time Share Auto, previously Rent-A-Wreck.
He is survived by his wife Sheryl Roan; daughters Jill Sanchez (Michael Tapp) of Washington and December Roan-Martinez (Luis) of Kapa‘a; stepdaughter April Layne of Kapa‘a; sister Mary (Jerry) Reis of Twin Falls, Idaho; brothers Pierce Roan Jr. of Boise, Idaho and Dennis Roan; grandchildren Kimberly Sanchez, Christopher Sanchez, both of Connecticut, “Gabby” Sanchez and Nathan Tapp, both of Washington, Ale Sanchez and Zion Lopez, both of Kapa‘a.
A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at Lydgate Beach Park on the Kamalani Bridge side (south end).
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Roan family with arrangements.
Douglas Masayuki Sakai of Kalaheo died June 26, 2009, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 79. Born in ‘Ele‘ele on Dec. 6, 1929, he was a retired carpenter with the State of Hawai‘i.
He is survived by brothers William T. (Linda) Sakai of Kalaheo, James T. (Sarah) Sakai of Kalaheo; nephew and caregiver William T. (Samantha) Sakai Jr. of Kalaheo; nieces Debbie (Manuel) Sakai Ortiz-Luis of California, Amy S. (Greg) Rita of Kalaheo, Suzi Sakai of Waimea; nephew Timothy Urquhart of Kalaheo; grand-nieces and nephews Raquel Rita, Garrett Rita, Sasha Sakai, Kaimana Sakai, all of Kalaheo, and Isaac Dumlao of Waimea.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 11, at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery Pavilion with visitation at 1:30 p.m. and services beginning at 2 p.m. Inurnment to follow at the cemetery.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Sakai family with arrangements.
Harold Sung-Wa Aiu of Kapa‘a died July 5, 2009, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 88. Born July 7, 1920, on Kaua‘i, he was a United States customs inspector.
He is survived by his wife Juliet Kanoa Aiu; sons Bob (Jocelyn) Aiu, Joey Aiu and Tom Aiu; daughters Wendy Aiu and Luann “Tootie” (Jen) Aiu; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation from 9-11:45 a.m., Mass at noon, Thursday, July 16, at Saint Catherine’s Church in Kapa‘a. Cremation to follow.
Sandra “Sandy” Takiguchi Minn of Honolulu died June 25, 2009, at The Queen’s Medical Center at age 60. Born Jan. 1, 1949, in Lihu‘e, she was a kindergarten teacher at Nimitz Elementary School in Honolulu.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tad and Mary Takiguchi.
She is survived by husband Hubert Minn, son Vail Minn, daughter Shanti Minn, brother Robin Takiguchi and sisters Diane Matsukawa and Joy Chow.
Service at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 19, at Lihu‘e Christian Church.
Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
Joseph Kanakahelela Tu Kui Goo died June 7, 2009, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 78. Born April 4, 1931, in Honolulu, he was retired from the Maintenance Department for the State Harbor and Transportation Division.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Luka Kanoho Goo.
He is survived by his daughters Cheryl (Dwayne) Goo-Rego, Jonette (George) Goo-Fraticelli of O‘ahu and Terri Goo; son Kimo (Natalia) Cabral; grandchildren Keoni Souza of California, Keanuhea and Ke‘alawaianuhea “Tu Kui” Rego, Iokepa and Kai‘ulani Fraticelli of O‘ahu, Kawailele, Kahekili and Jaesha Cabral, Ku‘ukeikihone and Kalukalani Goo; sisters Josephine (George) Kawakami and Elizabeth (Tony) Salis of O‘ahu; brothers Christian “Chaney” Goo of Big Island, Hans Goo of California and Charles Kim; numerous nieces, nephews, ‘ohana and friends.
A celebration of his life wiill be held at Borthwick Koloa Mortuary on July 11, with visitation from 9-11 a.m. and service to follow. Family requests wreaths and large flower arrangements be omitted; leis are welcomed.
Bessie Misue Cummings of Kapa‘a died in her home July 1, 2009, at age 89. Born Feb. 21, 1920, in Kapa‘a, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by daughters Elizabeth (James) Alfiler, Patience Cummings and Linda Morishige; grandchildren Kanai (Mark) Furugen, Peter (Jennifer) Morishige, Jason (Linda) Alfiler, Christine (Eric) Eichholz; sisters Bernice Saiki, Alice Victorino, Jane (Richard) Kashiwabara; sister-in-law Minnie Maeno; nine great-granchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 11, at Kapa‘a First Hawaiian Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. Inurnment will be at a later date at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery.
Casual attired requested; flowers are omitted.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Cummings family with arrangements.
Lawrence Everett Byfield of Kapa‘a died June 27, 2009, at Hawai‘i Medical Center in Honolulu. Born Nov. 14, 1946, in Southern California, he was a carpenter in the construction industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Thelma Byfield.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Macmulkin-Byfield; sons, Toby (Kirsten) Westberry, Elliot Byfield, Brian Byfield; grandchildren, Aryanna Byfield and Alex Westberry.
A celebration of his life will be at 3 p.m., Friday, July 10, at Hanalei Beach Pavilion.
Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.
Guilherma “Gayle” C. Bakiano of Hanama‘ulu died July 2, 2009, at Evergreen Hospice in Washington at age 82. Born March 27, 1927, in Hilo, Hawai‘i, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by husband Gregorio, son Baron and daughter Regina (John) Becker, all of Washington; sisters Lorraine Celades of Nevada and Paulette Celades Kahana of O‘ahu; brother Rosindo Celades of O‘ahu; grandchildren Sarah, Teresa, Daniel, Elisa and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 11, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 9-10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Bakiano family with arrangements.
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