Obituaries for Friday, July 22, 2011

• Marcelo Rivel • Edward


Marcelo Rivel

Marcelo Rangcapan Rivel of Waimea died July 6, 2011, at his home at age 97. Born Jan. 27, 1914, in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a nurse for 36 years with Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Acain Rivel, and son-in-law, Patrick Alvarez.

He is survived by his son, Mac Nolan (Kathy) Rivel of Hanapepe; daughters, Julie Ann Alvarez of Kekaha, June Lesley (Bobby) Kamakele of Kekaha, and Elena Marlene Hamm of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends mat visit with the family from 8 to 9:15 a.m. on Monday, July 25, at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. followed by a burial at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Edward Rice

Edward Francis Rice of Lihu‘e passed away peacefully at his home on July 16, 2011. Born on Oct. 13, 1936 in Anaconda, Montana, he retired from C. Brewer as senior accountant and as business manager for Gay and Robinson, Inc.

He grew up in Montana and moved to Hawai‘i 49 years ago and loved living here. He was a devoted husband, affectionate father and loved playing with his grandkids. He enjoyed playing golf with his buddies and made a hole in one at Princeville and another at Kiahuna. He liked to play tour guide and give his friends and family tours of the Hawai‘i that he loved so much.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ann Rice of Great Falls, Montana and his brother, Jim Rice of Denver, Colorado.

He is survived by his wife, Alyce Lorraine “Lori” Rice; sons, Steven (Susan) Rice of Hilo and Andrew (Barbara) Banks of Oregon; daughters, Sammee (Duane) Albano of Lihu‘e and Angela Rice of Hanapepe; grandchildren, Chelsea Rice, Jeremy (Rebekah) Albano, Briana (Jacob) Pierce, Christina “Nina” Albano, Corrinne, Jesse and Tristan Rice; great-granddaughter, Azariah Pierce; brothers, Kenny Rice, Ted Rice, Charlie Rice and Greg Rice; sisters, Marianne (Richard) Sanchez, Kay Rice, Zedda (Ernie) Gallegos, Sheila Rice, Sandy Rice and Susie Rice (Larry Strizich); numerouse nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at Kapa‘a Missionary Church on Saturday, July 30. Friends may visit with the family at 9:30 a.m. The service will be held at 10 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested.


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