Obituaries for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

• Charles Moura • Lawrence Miller • John Blalock • Enrique

Fernandez Sr. • Lucita Cuaresma • Kiyoko Victorino

Charles Moura

Charles “Howard” Moura of Hanapepe died on Aug. 12, 2011, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born on Feb. 20, 1934, in Kapa‘a, he was a retired fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cimmeron Louise Moura; brother, Reginald Moura; and sister, Marryann Pavao.

He is survived by his companion, Ella Kimokeo; three daughters, Rose (Ben) Jimenez, Cimmeron Louise Carmalita (Devin) Jones, hanai daughter, Makana (Clyde) Kia; four sons, Charles (Nita) Moura, James Moura, Howard (Gigi) Moura and hanai son, James McCool; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mildred Pimental, Caroline Santos, Katherine Kua, Dorothy Medeiros and Violet Yagihara; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Port Allen Boat Club at 9 a.m. Memorial services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

Lawrence Miller

Lawrence “Larry” Miller of ‘Oma‘o died Aug. 16, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 66. Born on Nov. 22, 1944, in Redondo Beach, Calif., he was a self-employed auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marie Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Jeri Miller of ‘Oma‘o; sons, Beau (Thao) Miller, of Honolulu; Guy Miller of ‘Oma‘o; sisters, Linda (Craig) Christensen of Carmel, Calif., and Lisa (Rick) Saria of Arcata, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 25 in Po‘ipu at Prince Kuhio Park. A paddle out will follow. Family requests that any donations in Larry’s memory be made to Surfrider Foundation of Kaua‘i or Malama Maha‘ulepu or Hale ‘Opio.

John Blalock

John Robarts “Jack” Blalock of Wailua died peacefully at home on Sept. 9, 2011, at age 87. Born on Feb. 23, 1924, in Jacksonville, Fla., and raised in Virginia, after graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he moved to Hawai’i in 1949 to work as an Extension Agent for the University of Hawai‘i.

He devoted his time as a volunteer for 4-H programs on O‘ahu, Molokai, Lana‘i and Kaua‘i, helped found the County of Kaua‘i Sunshine Market, and was longtime Molokai and Kapa‘a Lions Club member. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Madeline Blalock, and sister, Barbara. 

He is survived by his darling wife of 57 years, Nancy Nakasone Blalock; children, Carol (Abraham) Cummings; Reiko (Dominic) Beralas and John Ty (Vera) Blalock; grandchildren, Kawailele (Landon) Yamashiro; Michael J. Cummings; Ciera Momi Cummings; Nate Beralas, John P. Beralas; Kulia Blalock; Faith Blalock; Meghann Matsuda and her son, Pono.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Koloa, with family visitation from 9 a.m. and service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire is suggested. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the U.H. Athletics Foundation (‘Ahahui Koa ‘Anuenue) are welcome.

Enrique Fernandez Sr.

Enrique Madrid Fernandez Sr. of Kekaha died Sept. 11, 2011, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at age 66. Born July 15, 1945, in the Philippines, he was a laborer for Kekaha Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Rosaline Fernandez, and his wife, Margarita Fernandez.

He is survived by his wife, Evangeline Fernandez; daughter, Marites (Paul) Zina; son, Enrique (Daphne) Fernandez, Jr.; three grandchildren, Steven and Haley Zina and Enrique Fernandez III; brothers, Irenio (Rosalina) Fernandez, Reynaldo Fernandez, Rolly (Betty) Fernandez, Rudy (Maida) Fernandez and Rely (Donna) Fernandez; sisters, Gabriella (Ludivico) Ramiscal, Erlinda (Amor) Sagucio, Glory (Gerardo) Aceret, Yolanda (Julius) Corpuz, Lydia (Nelson) Villanueva and Marlyn (Mike) Stoner; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m.; burial to follow at Kekaha public cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

Lucita Cuaresma

Lucita Alavaso Cuaresma of Waimea, Kaua‘i died on Aug. 30, 2011, at Straub Hospital at age 81. Born on Dec. 8, 1929, in Da Mortis, La Union, Philippines, she was the owner of Cuaresma ARCH (Adult Residential Care Home).

She is survived by her husband, Elpidio Ubilas Cuaresma; daughter, Betsy (Michael) Holton of Waimea; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Waimea Sacred Hearts Catholic Church; Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at the Kekaha Public Cemetery. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary and Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Kiyoko Victorino

Kiyoko “Ella” Higa Victorino of Makawao, Maui died on Sept. 13, 2011, at Maui Memorial Medical Center at age 84. Born on June 27, 1927, in Honolulu, she was a retired cook with Spence Cliff.

She was preceded in death by her son, Henry Victorino Jr.

She is survived by her daughters, Eileen (Roy) Bascon; Cynthia (Bernard) Duarte and Valerie Victorino; brothers, Robert Higa, John Higa, Shigeo Higa, Hideyoshi Higa and Hideo Higa; sister, Nobu Higa; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, at Nakamura Mortuary. Family visitation is at 9 a.m. with a public viewing to follow at 10 a.m.; service is at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Maui Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Aloha or casual attire is suggested.

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