Obituaries for Tuesday, June 28, 2011

• Priscilla Garcia • Deborah

Balai

Priscilla Garcia

Priscilla Jane Garcia of ‘Oma‘o died peacefully June 24, 2011, at home at age 69. Born on May 17, 1942 in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, she was a proprietor of Harvey’s Flooring.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Nunes, and sister, Donna Gonsalves.

She is survived by her husband, Harvey Garcia; sons, Nelson (Margaret) Garcia, Leroy Garcia, Russell (Cynthia) Garcia; hanai daughter, Yasha Garcia; sisters, Jennifer (Joseph) Daos, Louise (Kenneth) Santos; step-sisters, Gayle (Robert) Kaliko, Linda Olshelfski; step-brother, Roy Olshelfski; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Service will be held on Saturday, July 2, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, Koloa.

Deborah Balai

Deborah “Nana” K. Balai of Kapa‘a died June 14, 2011 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 55. Born on March 9, 1956, in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, she was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Balai; mother, Juliette Brede; brothers, Gilmath Brede and William “Bully” Brede.

She is survived by her daughter, Merlayne (Kira) Low; son, Thomas (Raina) Balai; hanai daughter, Maile Balai; father, William (Helen) Brede; sister, Tweety (Gilbert) Balai; brother, Shane (Susan) Brede; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 9, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kapa‘a ward. Visitation is at 8:30 a.m. with service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapa‘a Public Cemetery.

Arrangements are beings handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, Koloa.

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