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• Thomas Higa • George Sueoka • Richard Eilts • James Tamekazu • Jasmine Forrest • Marlene Burgess • Magdalena Renti Cruz • Alexander ‘Alex’ Texeira • Paulo Ramelb • Justin Batin-Kaui
Thomas Takeji Higa of Hilo died July 18, 2010, at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., at age 77. Born on Feb. 4, 1933, in Lawa‘i, he was a retired principal at Kalanianaole School and Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary School.
He is survived by his wife Jean Higa of Hilo; daughter Alison Higa of Hilo; son Shawn (Janette) Higa of Waipahu, O‘ahu; mother Masei Higa of Kaua‘i; brothers Riosuke (Marie) Higa of Texas, Richard Higa of Honolulu, Roy (Dolores) Higa of Kaua‘i, and George (Charlotte) Higa of California; sister Jean (George) Anbe of Honolulu; brother-in-law Jenichi Shigematsu; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call the Dodo Mortuary Chapel from 3 to 4 p.m., memorial service at 4 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 7. Private urn committal at a later date.
Casual attire is suggested and the family requests that flowers be omitted.
Arrangements are being handled by Dodo Mortuary in Hilo.
George Sueoka of Koloa died July 23, 2010, at Garden Isle Health Care Center at age 92. Born on Feb. 22, 1918, in Koloa, he was the sole proprietor of the “Po‘ipu Inn,” Sueoka Store family business.
He was preceded in death by his brother Richard Sueoka and sister Yasuko Hashiguchi.
He is survived by his sons Jed Sueoka and Rod Sueoka; daughters Charlene Rivera and Lynette Nakazawa; brother Ernest Sueoka; sisters Toshiko Mizuha, Lily Sueoka, Eunice Sueoka and Julia Shigeazawa; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services are private. Family requests that no koden be sent.
Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.
Richard H. Eilts of Lihu‘e died July 25, 2010, at his home at age 97. Born on April 24, 1913, he was a retired construction worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rehnt and Eliza Eilts, and wife Coda Eilts.
He is survived by his daughters Linda Foster of Long Beach, Calif., and Florence Williams of Woodland, Calif.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Viewing at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 9, at Kapa‘a Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay.
Casual attire is suggested.
James Minoru Tamekazu of Ventura died April 2, 2010, at age 67. Born on Nov. 12, 1942, on Kaua‘i, he retired as the Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller for the County of Ventura.
He is survived by his wife Pearl; daughters Audrey Tamekazu of Goose Creek, S.C., Diane (Lyndon) Duggs of Antioch; two grandsons; mother; one brother; three sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service at 9 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.
Lu‘ulu‘u Hanalei i ka ua nui, ka ua mao ‘ole i pa‘a ai ka lani. Hi‘olani ka wahine nona ka inoa ‘o Kainoa i kau la i ka hano. Aue, aue ke kaumaha e, ua hele la ma ke ala ho‘i ‘ole, ku‘u makuahine ke milimili mau loa ‘ia aku, i ka‘ili a ‘aha‘i ‘ia e na lima menemene ‘ole o ka make io kona Makua lani la. ‘A‘ohe ona inu hou i ka wai hu‘ihu‘i o Kanaloa me Kapala‘e. ‘A‘ohe ona nanea hou i ka malu o ka uluniu ma ke one pualoke o Mahamoku. ‘A‘ohe ona luala‘i hou ‘ana i ke kai ‘olu o Hanalei. Aloha e Aloha la.
Jasmine Kainoa Chandler Forrest died July 20, 2010, at her home. Born on May 14, 1964, she dedicated her life to the perpetuation of her Hawaiian heritage through the Hanalei Hawaiian Civic and Canoe Club.
She was preceded in death by her father Francis Chandler, mother Elizabeth “Kapeka” Chandler, nephew Lokomaika‘i “Kai” Chandler, and brother William Chandler.
She is survived by her husband Ralph Forrest Jr.; children Lilinoe Forrest, Chandler Forrest, Devin Forrest, Wai‘oli Forrest and Kailoa Forrest; siblings Juanita Montanez, Bethan (Robert) Baptista, Francis (Rhoda) Chandler Jr., Lawrence (Amie) Chandler, Kirkland (Hilary) Chandler, Aloysius (Nancy) Chandler, Jeffery (Linda) Chandler, Germaine “Venna” Chandler, Colan “Toleto” (Coty) Chandler, Belinda (Tita Iwa) Chandler, Silas “Pa‘ula” Chandler, Rachel (Jack) Correa, Conrad (Thomas) Chandler, and Ruth “Luka” Chandler; numerous nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services at 8 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m., on Aug. 13, at St. Williams Catholic Church in Hanalei. Aloha attire is requested.
Marlene Kehaulani Burgess of Kahului died June 23, 2010, at Maui Memorial Medical Center at age 48. Born on Jun 5, 1962, she was a program executive director for the Office of Economic Development on Maui.
Preceded in death by her parents James K.A. Burgess and Lorraine K. Burgess, she is survived by her companion Thomas Hussey; brothers Milton (Judy) Burgess and James (Glennie) Burgess; and sister Faith (Frank Cummings) Burgess.
Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Kapa‘a First Hawaiian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Mahalani Street #217, Wailuku, HI 96793-2587.
Private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Magdalena Renti Cruz
Magdalena Renti Cruz of Kekaha died July 15, 2010, at her home at age 84. Born on March 9, 1926, in Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i, she was a retired supervisor with the Pacific Missile Range Facility.
She was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Severina Sabado; husband Prudencio Renti Cruz Sr.; and sons Jeffrey and Felix Renti Cruz.
She is survived by her sons Prudencio (Helene) Renti Cruz Jr. of O‘ahu, and Jonathan (Noelle) Renti Cruz of Kekaha; daughters Jaqueline (James Sr.) Duvauchelle of Molokai, Darolyn Flores of Nevada, Genoveva Renti Cruz of Michigan and Crista Alegria of Guam; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; brothers Eugene Sabado of O‘ahu and Phillip (Christine) Sabado of Maui; sisters Laureta Ellis of California, Connie Damien and Anita Sabado both of Maui; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation from 8 to 10 a.m., Mass to follow, on Friday, Aug. 6, at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial to follow.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
Alexander ‘Alex’ Texeira
Alexander “Alex” Kaiola Isaiah Texeira of Kilauea died July 30, 2010, at age 22. Born on May 31, 1988, in Lihu‘e, he was employed by Ching Young Village.
He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Texeira; maternal grandparents David “Bear” and Ardith Kaaumoana; and aunty Cindy Kaaumoana.
He is survived by his father Anthony Texeira of Kilauea; siblings Laina (Kimo) Enrique of Indiana, Noah (Tasia) Kaaumoana-Texeira of Haena, Anthony Texeira of Kilauea, Shawlin (Jeff) Gregg of Kapa‘a; paternal grandparents Anthony and Cecilia Texeira of Kapahi; maternal grandmother Nanette Kaaumoana of O‘ahu; uncles and aunties Simon (Cindy) Texeira of Kapahi, Teresa (Jarret) Villanueva of Kapahi, Lucia (Tina) Texeira of Lihu‘e, Emma Texeira of Kapahi, Irene Texeira of O‘ahu, Merla Kaaumoana of Kekaha, Doreen Soares of Princeville, Lei (Ronald) Contrades of Kapa‘a, Michael (Emily) Rakieten of Honolulu, Timothy Rakieten of Honolulu, Daniel (Michelle) Rakieten of Michigan, and Dorothy Rakieten of Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viewing from 8 to 10:45 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 7, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea. Cremation to follow. Flowers are welcome.
A gathering will be held at Anini Beach Park immediately following services.
Arrangements are being handled by Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Paulo Ballesteros Ramelb of ‘Ele‘ele died July 25, 2010, at Garden Isle Health Care at age 96. Born on Nov. 20, 1913, in Ilocos Norte, Baccarra, Philippines, he was a sugar processor with Olokele Sugar Plantation and Landscaper for Kaua‘i Nursery and Landscaping Inc.
He was preceded in death by his parents Aniceto Ballesteros Ramelb and Gregoria Quebral Ramelb.
He is survived by his wife Felisa Ramelb; sons Paul (Lisa) Ramelb of Kapa‘a and El (Ella) Ramelb of ‘Ele‘ele; daughters Diana (Greg) Palin of University Place, Wash., Mary Ann (Ron) Jensen of University Place, Wash., and Emilia (Matt) Lei of American Samoa; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Juan Ramelb; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Mass at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcome. Burial at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.
Justin Chad Kaimana Batin-Kaui of Koloa died July 27, 2010, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 8. Born on Feb. 16, 2002, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, he was a student at Koloa School.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Angelo Batin Sr.; auntie Angie “Giggie” Kamakea; paternal grandmother Thelma “Tootsie” Kaui; and paternal grandfather Joaguin “Joe” Freitas.
He is survived by his parents Catherine “Cathy” Batin-Curammeng and Carl Kaui; sisters Caityn Batin-Kaui, Ceanna-Lei Batin-Kaui, Jasmine Batin, Carl-lynn (Lance Corpuz) Kaui and Courtney (Delbert Hookano) Kaui; brothers Jayson Curammeng and Carl (Chanel Lagmay) Kaui; grandmother Gresencia Batin; great-grandmother Ana Molina; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., Mass at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa. Burial to follow at St. Raphael’s Church cemetery in Koloa.
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