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Blackstad • Emery Nester
Leonard Wayne Medeiros of Kalaheo died at home on Nov. 17, 2011, at the age of 68. Born on March 22, 1943, on Kaua‘i, he worked as a carpenter with Matsunaga Construction, Kaua‘i Builders and retired from the County of Kaua‘i.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and John Medeiros Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Marcelina “Marcie” Medeiros of Kalaheo; daughter, Kerri Medeiros of O‘ahu; son, Michael Medeiros of Kaua‘i; stepdaughters, Geri Green of O‘ahu, Sharon (Bruce) Martin of Oregon, Doreen Samante of the Big Island, Harmony Samante of O‘ahu; stepsons, Michael (Bernie) Samante of Ewa Beach, Dennis (Edwina) Samante of Ewa Beach, Lawrence Samante of Mililani; brother, John (Shirley) Medeiros Jr. of Omoa; sisters, Gwen (Lawrence) Carveiro of Kalaheo, Carol (Thomas) DePonte of Waipahu, Kathleen (George) Langtad of Hanama‘ulu; nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Holy Cross Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Medeiros family with arrangements.
Alec Sonny “Papa” Blackstad of Lawa‘i, Kaua‘i passed away on Nov. 10, 2011, at the age of 93 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kaua‘i on Sept. 2, 1918, he was a telephone repair man with Hawai‘ian Tel.
He was preceded in death by baby granddaughter, Alisa Blackstad.
He is survived by wife, Agnes Blackstad; sons, Michael (Sharon) Blackstad; Ronald (Loretta) Blackstad; Payne “Leo” (Sybil) Blackstad; Gerald “Jack” (Amy) Blackstad; daughters, Alexa (Wayne) Samio; Aleta (Edwin Jr.) Fu; sisters, Florance “Tootsie” Kajiwara; Elaine “Lei” Kaukani; brothers, Robert Blackstad; Joseph (Mary) Blackstad; Stanley (Miki) Blackstad; grandchildren, Michele (Sean) Chong; Bill (Leo) Blackstad; Kevin (Adrianne) Blackstad; Kris Blackstad; Malia (Doug) Freitas; Kaleo (Val King) Caires; Brian (Enjo Rapozo-Hoskins) Perreira; Kyle (Wailana) Blackstad; Brydan (Jana) Blackstad; Byron (Ilima Matsusaka) Perreira; Chantel Blackstad, Toni-Ann Samio; Moku (Kahale) Blackstad; Tyron (Tasha Kamanuwai) Samio; Tessa (Jeffrey Silva) Samio and Kekai (Leinaala Ah Yo) Blackstad; 33 great grand children;10 hanai great grand children; 4 great-great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. Family requests flowers omitted
Arrangements were made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Koloa.
Dr. Emery Nester passed away peacefully on Nov. 14, 2011, after a brief illness. He was a long time resident of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu. Born on January 16, 1925, in New Plymouth, Idaho, to Emory and Gladys Nester, he was the founder and author of Lifestyle Discipleship and author of a book on depression. He was also a practicing psychologist both in the private sector and for school districts in Kapa‘a and on O‘ahu.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Suzanne Ritchey and brother, Billy Nester.
He is survived by son, Tim (Carol) Nester of Kapa‘a; grandchildren, Timmy and Sara Nester of Kapa‘a and Kara and Royce Hammer of Reno, Nev.; sister, Betty (Bob) Gillikin of San Carlos, Calif.; brother, Bob (Peggy) Nestor of Greer, S.C.; son-in-law, Lloyd Ritchey of Reno, Nev. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held in Kapa‘a at Calvary Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m.
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