Obituaries for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

• Stanley Momohara • JoAnne Salazar• Ardis Nemitz• Thomas Gonsalves Jr.• Alfred Carvalho• Marie Grinder• Regina Lagundino

Stanley Momohara

Stanley Shigenari Momohara of Kalaheo died on April 23, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 87. He was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Lawa‘i, Kaua‘i. He was a farmer, locksmith and calibration technician for the Department of Weights and Measures.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Yoshiko Momohara; two sons, Daniel (Linda) Momohara of Kalaheo and Melvin Momohara of Kalaheo; a daughter, Suzette (Harvey Maeda) Momohara of Kalaheo; seven grandchildren, Kimberley (John) Medeiros, Kellyne Capuano, Kurt (Kim) Momohara, Kiley Momohara, Michelle (Pat) Funai, Matthew Momohara, and Nathan (Kristin) Momohara; a hanai granddaughter, Tram Dang; five great-grandchildren, John Medeiros, Jason Medeiros, Kichelle Momohara, Kaelin Capuano, and Camden Funai. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday, May 5 at the Kalaheo Missionary Church. Visitation is from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and service begins at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.    

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

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.

Ardis Nemitz

Ardis La Rue Nemitz passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2011, in Bozeman, MI. at the age of 78. She was born on May 25, 1933 in Duquesne, Pa. Ardis loved the island and the people of Kaua‘i. She called Kaua‘i “Paradise” and lived for 15 years in Kalaheo.

Ardis is survived by her five children, Judi (Bob) Farrington, Carol (Michael) Eichers, Eric (Susan) Nemitz, Martin (Sharon) Nemitz and Jeremy (Lorie) Nemitz; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Travis; and one sister, Ellanore McWilliams

She was preceded in death by her brother, Warren Travis; and great-granddaughter, Claire Susanne Gaston. Her brother, Water Travis passed away in December 2011

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church at 4364 Hardy St, Lihu‘e. Father William Miller will officiate

Thomas Gonsalves Jr.

Thomas Samuel Gonsalves Jr. of Kapa‘a died at home on April 20, 2012, at the age of 46. He was born in Lihu‘e on April 9, 1966, and was a member of the Hawai‘i Carpenters Union-Local 745.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lana Gonsalves.

He is survived by his son, Ryan Somera-Gonsalves; daughter, Lehualani Puuwai Laamea Joy; his wahine, Shelbi Joy, all of Kapa‘a; father, Thomas Gonsalves Sr. of Kapaia; sisters, Trini (Eric) Naea of Kekaha, Stacy Gonsalves of Kapa‘a; and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 5 at the Hanama‘ulu Beach Pavilion starting at 10 a.m.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Gonsalves family with arrangements.

Alfred Carvalho

To my brothers and sisters, let it be known that your brother, dad, grandpa, uncle and friend has passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on April 20, 2012, at the age of 76. He was born on O‘ahu on March 3, 1936, and retired years ago from the City and County of Honolulu Refuge Department.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie Carvalho; daughter, Theresa (Wayne) Asuncion; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Herbert) Barboza of O‘ahu; brother, Douglas Carvalho of the Big Island; and his favorite niece Carol Mendes Akoteu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held privately at the family home in June.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Carvalho family with arrangements.

Marie Grinder

Marie Jeanne Grinder, 98 years old, of Kilauea, passed away on April 29, 2012, at her home at the Regency at Puakea. Born on March 25, 1914 in Sask, Canada, she retired from University of California, (Irvine), Department of Psychobiology.

Survived by her daughter, Carole (Terry) Wells of Kilauea; her sister, Margo Hannan of California; two grandchildren, Grant Wells (Vindi) of Kilauea and Tiare Satistevan (Dean) of Colorado; and four great grandchildren.

Private Services. Inleau of flowers. And donations to Child and Family Services in Lihu‘e.

Borthwick/Kaua‘i Motuary

Regina Lagundino

Regina Agoo Lagundino died on April 27, 2012 at her home in Kealia. She was born to Mamerto Agoo and Carlota Sampayan in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, on September 6, 1924.

Regina was a former elementary school teacher in the Philippines and a former owner of the Lagundino Care Home on Kaua‘i.

 Regina is survived by two daughters, Esther (Rolando) Tunac of Wailua and Ruth (Lyle) Stemo of Kealia; one sister, Martina Semana of Lihu‘e; six grandchildren, Alicia (Andrew) Lagundino-Schimmel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., John (Shieryl) Silva of Carol Stream, Ill., Meryssa Tunac of Carol Stream, Ill., Justin (Marisa) Silva of Milwaukie, Ore., Ashley Tunac of Jacksonville, Fla., and Michael Tunac of Honolulu, Hawai‘i; two great-grandchildren, Salef Silva and Cleonie Silva of Carol Stream, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Services will be held on May 8 at the Kapa‘a Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Visitation will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. Service will begin at 10 a.m. The family welcomes flowers and suggests casual attire.


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