Obituaries for Friday, March 30, 2012

• Patrick Lopez Sr.

Patrick Lopez Sr.

Patrick Lopez Sr., the Governor of Keapana Valley, died on March 23, 2012, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. He was born on July 13, 1935, in Makaweli, Kaua’i. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Lihu‘e Plantation and a hog farmer.

He was preceded in death by his father Marcelino Lopez, mother Mary Medina, stepfather John Medina, father-in-law William Texeira Sr., mother-in-law Angeline Chandler-Texeira, and brothers Ernest Silva, Vincent Lopez Sr. and Philip Lopez and sister Helen Perreira.

He is survived by the love of his life, “Sweetie” Rosalina Lopez of Keapana, five children, sons Patrick “Bo Boy” (Ilima) Lopez Jr. of Keapana, Jonah J. “Rambo” Lopez of Keapana; daughters Petra Lopez-Makanani of Keapana, Cornell (Jeff) Barton of Kent, Wash., LeeUndra (Andrew) Baltazar Sr. of Keapana; 21 grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchildren; brother Alfred Lopez Sr. of Keapana; sisters Henrietta Boynton of Kapahi, Elizabeth (Wayne) Alianic Sr. of Lawa‘i; and, numerous brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, uncles, aunties, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa‘a. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Mass to follow. Casual attire.

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