Obituaries for Saturday, July 23, 2011

• Shane Abell • Edward Rice •

Judith Sato

Shane Abell

Shane Liberty Abell of Anahola died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on July 14, 2011 at the age of 28. Born in Oregon on July 4, 1983, he was a mason with Spencer Masonry.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Makai Abell.

He is survived by his wife, Dana Abell; son, Kalalea Abell; daughter, Alena Abell; father, Jim (Jill) Abell; mother, Anita Vertefeuille; brothers, Jeff (Lauren) Abell and Saul Abell; sister, Serena Abell; in-laws, Dorina San Augustine and Russell Kam; nephew, Bryce Abell and nieces, Jenna and Zophia Abell.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 30, at Anahola Beach Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a sunset paddle out.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Abell family with arrangements.

Edward Rice

Edward Francis Rice of Lihu‘e passed away peacefully at his home on July 16, 2011. Born on October 3, 1936 in Anaconda, Montana, he retired from C. Brewer as senior accountant and as business manager for Gay and Robinson.

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) Rice of Banks, 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); numerous 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.

Judith Sato

Judith “Judy” Joan Sato of Wailua Houselots passed away peacefully on July 18, 2011 at her home at the age of 73. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu on January 31, 1938, she was a hostess at Sheraton Coconut Beach Hotel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Genie Alaibilla.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Sato of Wailua Houselots; daughters, Gigi Genegabuas of Colorado; Janine Kinimaka (Hanalei) of Hanama‘ulu; brother, Gerald (Pam) Alaibilla of Kapa‘a; grandson, Stanley Kinimaka of Wailua Houselots and great-granddaughter, Harper Kinimaka of Hanama‘ulu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kapa‘a. Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. and mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church Cemetery.

Family suggest flowers be omitted and casual attire is suggested.

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

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