Obituaries for Friday, September 16, 2011

• Nahele Kapua • Norman Nagao • Antonio Moreno Wong

Nahele Kapua

Nahele Hoku Marie Kapua of Hanamaulu died on Sept. 11, 2011, at the age of 16. She was born on Kaua‘i on March 28, 1995, and attended Kaua‘i High School.

She will be dearly missed by her parents, Irvil and Karen Kapua; brothers, Pohaku, Nalu and Makani; half brother, Irvil Kapua Jr. of Las Vegas; half sister, Roxanne Kehau (Arcenio) Racpan of the Big Island; maternal grandparents, Samuel and June Leialoha of O‘ahu; hanai brother, Justin Kanoho; hanai sisters, Kapua Chandler and Megan Vento, numerous, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends and family are welcomed to her home on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, from 10 a.m.

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

Norman Nagao

Norman “Bobo” Nagao of Kapa‘a died Sept. 3, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 72. Born Jan. 18, 1939, in Waipouli, Kaua‘i, he was a supervisor for the State of Hawai‘i Highways Division.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Yoshio Nagao and Hisayo Ebesu Nagao.

He is survived by his companion, Cherie Hyde; sisters, Lorraine Oishi, Jane Rabot, Gladys Iha, Nancy (Allan) Nonaka and Afton Camat; numerous nieces, nephews, aunties and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Visitation is at 9 a.m. with service at 10 a.m. Family suggest casual attire and a private scattering.

Arrangements are made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Koloa.

Antonio Moreno Wong

Antonio Moreno Wong of Kekaha died on Sept. 2, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. Born on May 17, 1927, in New Mill, Kaua‘i, he was a heavy equipment tractor operator with Kekaha Sugar Co.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Kua Wong; father, Ah Chin Wong; mother, Juana Moreno Ruiz; daughters, Marjorie Wong and Evelyn “Suku” Baniaga; son, Darrell Dwayne Wong and brother, Harold Aiu.

He is survived by his daughters, Antoinette (Lawrence) Daos of Pearl City, Charmaine Manuel (George Perreira Jr.) of Waimea, Walnita (Fred Sr.) Aviguetero of Waimea and Jacqualene Wong of Sacramento, Calif.; sons, Anthony Wong (Windee Martin) of Kekaha, Byron (Joveen) Wong of Waimea and Chadwick Wong (Betsy Moonihoawa) of Hanamaulu; son-in-law, Patrick Baniaga of Kaumakani; sisters, Anna May (Fedor) Brandt of Kekaha, Dolores Phillips of Florida and Rose Marie (Robert) Burns of Makakilo; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel. Service is at 11 a.m., followed by burial at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.


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