Obituaries for Friday, September 23, 2011

• Charles Moura • Lawrence Miller

John Blalock

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, Kaua‘i died peacefully at home on Sept. 9, 2011 at the age of 87. He was 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, Lanai and Kaua‘i, helped found the County of Kaua‘i Sunshine Market and was a longtime Molokai and Kapa‘a Lions Club member.

He was preceded in death by 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 in 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.

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