Obituaries for Monday, April 30, 2012

• JoAnne Salazar • Maximo Efhan

JoAnne Salazar

JoAnne Kelley Salazar of Waimea died at Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital on April 27, 2012 at the age of 75. Born in Cardin, Okla. on Jan. 21, 1937, she was employed by Lockheed Martin in her twenties, and then worked at Sheraton Kaua’i until her career was shortened due to disablility.

She is survived by her lifelong companion, Ludevico “Jackie” Pigao; sons, Raymond (Lahea) Salazar of Koloa, Rick (Melissa) Salazar of Orting, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, May 3, at St. Theresa’s Parish in Kekaha, with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial to follow at Kaua’i Memorial Gardens. Family suggests casual attire.

Kaua’i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Salazar family with arrangements.

Maximo Efhan

Maximo Mondarte Efhan Jr. “Bolo” passed away on Feb. 4, 2012, at Maui Memorial Hospital in Wailuku, Maui, at the age of 59. He was born on Nov. 30, 1952, and resided on Maui until his recent passing.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Maximo Mondarte Efhan Sr., and Trinidad Camalliri Efhan; and his brother, Vince Allen Efhan “Kutie”.

Bolo is survived by his son Leon Kawika Efhan; his daughter, Mandy Leilani Efhan and his four grandchildren, Kainalu Efhan, Kainoa Gouveia, Leilani Gouveia and Kekona Gouveia; his sisters, Wonda Rodenborn (Peter), Natalie Carlos (Thomas) and Karen Schoener (Paul); and brother, Clyde Efhan (Janell).

Wake services will be held on Saturday, May 5, at The Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia at 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for family and friends, and to be followed by services at 10 a.m. The scattering of ashes will follow shortly after the services at the “Lihi” (Kapa‘a Boat Harbor).


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