Obituaries for Wednesday, August 10, 2011

• Marcial Constantino •  Matthew Victor

Bernadine Enrique • Lynn Netzer

George Dansenburg • Danielle

Somai • Joe Kuala • Abraham Koga

Alani Lomavita • John Franklin

Garcia Sr.

Marcial Constantino

Marcial Labrador Constantino of Puhi died on July 17, 2011, at home at age 73. Born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Aug. 21, 1937, he retired from Up To Date Cleaners as a launderer.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Brigido, Solidad, Gregoria, Mercedes, Silverio and Avelina.

He is survived by his wife, Ester Constantino of Puhi; children, Rizal (Desiree) Constantino of Puhi, Gina (Elizer) Magana of Puhi, Romeo (Alona) Constantino of Puhi, Nora (Celso) Barut of O‘ahu, Dolly (Lito) Del Rosario of Puhi, Dante (Norlita) Constantino of Puhi, Lanie (Caesar) Trinidad of Kapa‘a, Marites (Roni) Alcaraz of O‘ahu, Victor (Suerte) Constantino of Waimea, Daisy (Albert) Constantino of ‘Ele‘ele; sisters, Regina (William) Dela Cruz of ‘Ele‘ele, Hortencia (Pablo) Soliman of the Philippines; 29 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A wake service will be held on Friday, Aug. 12, with visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. Viewing will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Immaculate Conception Church at 8 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

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

Matthew Victor

Matthew Gordon Victor of Lihu‘e died July 29, 2011, at age 52. He was the founder and beloved pastor of ‘Ohana Christian Fellowship for 13 years and employed as a TSA agent.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Victor.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Victor of 24 years; sons, Jeremy and Daniel Victor; daughter, Jamie Victor; parents, Bernard and Mae Victor; brothers, Allen (Elizabeth) Victor; Guy Victor; Lee (Rachel) Victor; numerous nieces and nephews. He was also loved by the Johnson (Ruth) family, his Christian brothers and sisters, the soccer and surfing community and throughout Kaua‘i and Kailua, O‘ahu, his birth hometown.

A remembrance and celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the War Memorial Convention Hall. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. with a memorial service to begin at 1:30 p.m., following a committal prayer and scattering of ashes in a “paddle-out” at 5:30 p.m. at Hanalei Pier.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Bernadine Enrique

Bernadine “Taga” Kukana Yuen Lan Ho Enrique of Anahola died Aug. 6, 2011, at home at age 67.

Born on O‘ahu on April 30, 1944, she retired as a teacher from Kapa‘a High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Enrique; grandson, Keli‘i Enrique; and sister, Cathy Carvalho.

She is survived by seven children, Joseph (Mary) Enrique II, JoDine “Kealoha” Enrique, Joseph Paul Enrique, JoWell Enrique, Joseph S Ah Luke Enrique, JoRina Enrique Holland, Justyce Enrique; mother, Priscilla Ho; brothers, Moses “Koko” (Virgie) Ho, Kenneth “Dudie” Ho, Kevin Ho; sisters, Moana DeMello, Sui Lan Kepa, Kim Lan (Bert) Tasaka, Yuk Lan (Gary) Young, Ah Lan Ho; 13 grandchildren, Jocelyn, Joseph, Jonah, Josiah, Pikake, Jovi, Chavez, Jimmy, LeiAloha, Jonay, Jaylee, Katelynn and Cody; three great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Kalihiwai and Taylin; numerous, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Anahola Baptist Church with visitation at 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. Scattering of her ashes will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Waimanalo Bay on O‘ahu.

Lynn Netzer

Lynn Setsumi Netzer of Kapa‘a died on July 25, 2011, in Wailua.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Tomayo Togioka.

She is survived by her father, Larry; husband, Roger; children, Craig, Kira, Chad and Bret; siblings, Paul and Sandy; and numerous devoted friends.

Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Wailua Marina Restaurant. Visitation will be at 4 p.m.; service will follow at 5 p.m. Buffet to follow.

Please no flowers. Aloha attire is suggested.

George Dansenburg

George Lee Dansenburg died July 13, 2011, at his home in Bonney Lake, Wash., surrounded by his family at age 89. Born in Rossville, Kansas, Sept. 1, 1921, he retired from the Boeing Airplane Company as a tool planner in Seattle, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George (Gracia) Dansenburg; sister, Elizabeth (Clem) Clark; and great-grandson, Nolan Kenneth Campbell.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty; his daughter, Susan (Eric) Campbell of Kalaheo; son, Dan Dansenburg of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Douglas (Debbie) Campbell of Sea Tac, Wash.; Jeremy Campbell of Kekaha; Rhian (Sundee) Campbell of Kekaha; Heidi (Matt) North of Lake Tappa, Wash. and Gary Dansenburg of Port Hadlock, Wash. as well as a two great-grandsons, Tyler and Kyle.

A full military service with an American Indian honor guard was held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Washington State on July 21, 2011. His ashes were interred on site. Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 28, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

Arrangements were handled by Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, Tacoma, Wash.

Danielle Somai

Danielle “Dani” Irene Somai of Honolulu, formerly of Volcano, Hawai‘i and Hanalei, Kaua‘i, died June 29, 2011, in the Palolo Hospice Hawai‘i Home at age 65. She was born in Paris, France and was an ESL (English as a second language) instructor, writer and poet.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, at Central Union Church Women’s Center on the Corner of Punahou St. and Beretania St.

Casual attire is suggested. Donations may be made to Hospice Hawai‘i, 860 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Arrangements are being handled by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai‘i.

Joe Kuala

Joe Kuala of Koloa died peacefully on July 15, 2011, at home at age 68. He was born on March 15, 1943, in Honolulu.

He learned about resin and making surfboards as a boy on Waikiki Beach in the 1950s and made it his career until his retirement with the sale of his store, Progressive Expressions Surf Shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Miriam and Harry Kuala.

He is survived by his wife, Marty; daughters, Malia (Kawika) Rogers and Kehau (Zachary) Gilbert; grandchildren, Kahiau, Kalelei and Kawika-boy Rogers; Asa and Bodhi Gilbert.

A private family service has been held. A celebration of his life will be held on a future date.

Remembrances in Joe’s name may be sent to Kawaikini NCPCS (a Hawaiian language Charter school): P.O. Box 662014 Lihu‘e, HI 96766 or Malama Maha‘ulepu: P.O. Box 658, Koloa, HI 96756.

Mahalo to Hospice and the staff at Wilcox Infusion Center for their loving care.

Abraham Koga

Abraham Tadao Koga of Kapa‘a died July 21, 2011, at age 80. Born Feb. 13, 1931, he was a retired golf course superintendent at Wailua Golf Course.

He was preceded in death by his father, Noriyu Koga; mother, Sueno Koga; sisters, Masako Nishikawa, Mae Otsuka; and brother, Wilfred Koga.

He is survived by his wife, Trude Koga; son, Stan Koga; daughter-in-law, Kelly Koga; grandsons, Randon Kane, Dustin Koga, Elijah Koga, Jai Ali Koga; brothers and sisters, George (Joyce) Koga; Helen (Herbert) Onizuka, Ralph Koga, Judy Koga, Diane (David) Haskin, Annette Koga, Jeanette (David) Horen; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

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

Alani Lomavita

Alani Toni Uepi Lomavita of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i and Tonga died Aug. 6, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 55. Born on July 10, 1956, in Vava’u, Tonga, he was a sergeant on the Tonga Police Force.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sione Uepi.

He is survived by his mother, Amelia Talakai of Kaua‘i; wife, Selaima ‘Utu’one of Tonga; sons, Siosifa (Vika) Uepi Lomavita of Tonga; Lini Uepi Lomavita of Tonga; daughters, Vaikoloa Uepi Lomavita of Tonga; Fine’ingo Uepi Lomavita of Tonga; sisters, Vaikoloa Prescott of Tonga; Tupou Ta’ufo’ou of Kaua‘i; Lute Lisala of Tonga; Otusia Langi of Kaua‘i; brothers, Samuela “Leakoula” Uepi of Kaua‘i; Tafengamonu “Polinisia” Uepi of Kaua‘i; numerous aunties and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Aug. 12, at Lihu‘e United Church. Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. and service at 8 p.m. Burial to follow at a later date in Tonga.

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

John Franklin Garcia Sr.

John Franklin Garcia Sr. of Kapa‘a died Aug. 8, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 77. Born on June 24, 1934, in Kapa‘a, he was a supervisor with Kaua‘i Electric.

He was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Clementina Garcia; sister, Hilda Sanchez; and brother, Wallace Garcia.

He is survived by his wife, Elanor Garcia of Kapa‘a; sons, John (Kristine) Garcia Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., and Thomas (Patricia) Garcia of Washington State; Patrick Garcia Sr. of Hilo, Big Island; daughter, Debbie (Owen) Kawaihalau of Kapa‘a; sister, Mildred Ahi of Lihu‘e; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous aunties, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

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


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