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• Liza Raposas • Florencio
Ballesteros • Edward M. Osaki •
Lorna Kauo • Luella Swanson
Liza Noelani Raposas of ‘Ele‘ele passed away on Jan. 12, 2012, at Carmel Mountain at the age of 33. She was born on Feb. 25, 1978, in Lihu‘e. She was a baker at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Alfred Peralta and Cirilo Raposas.
She is survived by son, Konner Lee Raposas-Nacnac; boyfriend, Lenito Nacnac; father, Edwin Raposas; mother, Aurora Raposas; sisters, Lanelle Hawthorne of San Diego; Dabilee Stasha (Michael) Terska of Colorado; nephews, Devin Hawthorne of San Diego and Mikko Terska of Colorado; niece, Dejah Hawthorne of San Diego; grandmothers, Dolores (Bebang) Peralta of Honolulu and Rosalina Raposas of Omao; grandfather, Juan Sagucio of Kaumakani ; aunties, Addie (Greg) Enriquez of Omao; Delphine Shea of Honolulu; Hannah Raposas of Kapa‘a; Merlita (Alan) Honma of Petersburg, Alaska; Helen and Wade Tasaka of Lihu‘e; Josephine Raposas of Juneau, Alaska; Adeline (Bruce) Walter of Juneau, Alaska; uncles, Jose (Norma) Peralta of San Diego; Oscar (Carrie) Sagucio of ‘Ele‘ele; Peter (Kelly) Peralta of Honolulu; Nelson Peralta of Sacramento; Jerry Raposas of Kalaheo; Lodring (Vivian) Raposas of Hanapepe; also Nenita and Lysander Nacnac of Koloa.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Kekaha Boat House. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and service will be held at 3 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.
Florencio Ramos Ballesteros, 86, of Hanamaulu died on Feb. 15, 2012, at the Center for Aging at Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born on March 5, 1925, in Kahuku, O‘ahu. He was a decorated combat veteran of the Korean War and he retired as a machine operator at the Hawai‘i Sugar Planters Association, where he also served as a union representative for the ILWU.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Violita Ballesteros; children: Brenda Ballesteros-Miyashiro (Brian) of Honolulu, Wesley Ballesteros (Maria) of Honolulu, and Michael Ballesteros; grandchildren: Christopher Ballesteros of Cambridge, Mass., Mariana Ballesteros, Gabriel Ballesteros and McKena Miyashiro of Honolulu; siblings: Antonio Ballesteros, Larry Ballesteros, and Consorcia Melchor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Alfredo Ballesteros.
The wake will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Immaculate Conception Church from 8 to 9:45 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. with burial and military honors to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens. Nu‘uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary and Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Edward M. Osaki
Edward M. Osaki of Wailua Houselots died on Feb. 19, 2012, at Garden Isle Healthcare at the age of 83. He was born on March 19, 1928. He was a retired carpenter with the State of Hawai‘i.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shigeru Osaki
He is survived by his wife; Kimiko Osaki of Wailua Houselots; one son, Jason Osaki of Colorado; one sister; Dora Yoshimoto of Honolulu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Service to begin at 10 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
Lorna Leialoha Kauo of Anahola died at Garden Isle Healthcare on Feb. 19, 2012, at the age of 94. She was born in Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i on Aug. 11, 1917. She retired from Coco Palms Hotel as a pantry worker and loved the outdoors and working in her garden, saying, “Working hard is like a secret to long life.”
Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph K. Kauo; daughter, Lorna “Sweetheart” Andrade; son, Joseph “Butchie” Kauo Jr.
She is survived by her son, John Pakaheo Hano Kauo; daughters, Lenore “Sweetie” Javellana, Lynette “Darling” Fernandez; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private graveside memorial service will be held.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Kauo family with arrangements.
Luella “Lulu” Mae Swanson passed away on Feb. 12, 2012, at the age of 51. She was born in Burbank, Calif., and had resided on Kaua‘i since 1982. She was an awesome wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents Maria and William Arena, and brother-in-law Jeff Johnstone.
She is survived by her husband, William Swanson; children, Ashley Swanson, Ryan Swanson and Aaron Swanson; grandchildren Kayley Mae Michael and Zaiah Mahina Michael; siblings, Richard Arena, Virginia Arena, Irma Arena, Elaine Arena, Donny Arena, William Arena and Peggy Arena, and numerous close friends and extended family.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb 25, at Kukui’ula Harbor at a 2 p.m. service and 3:45 p.m. padde-out at Prince Kuhio Beach, and pa’ina to follow at harbor. Open to the public.
Casual attire and loose flowers suggested.
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