Obituaries for Sunday, May 20, 2012

• Dorothy Granholm • Jaime Rogers • Brigida Gonsalves • Joseph Rapozo Sr. • Karoline Manley • Shane Matias • Emmaline White • Joseph Rapozo Sr.

Dorothy Granholm

Dorothy “Dottie” Kirwan Granholm of Princville, Kaua‘i passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 14, 2012 at the age of 93. She was Born on April 04, 1919 in New York. She was a housewife.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie Kirwan and her husband, John Granholm. She is survived by daughters Cathy, Cindy and Diane.

Celebration of life private arrangements by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, Koloa.

Jaime Rogers

Jaime Lyn Rogers of Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i, formerly of Crestone, Colorado and Olney, Illinois, died Tuesday morning, May 1, 2012, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihu‘e as the result of an automobile accident. Cremation took place Wednesday morning May 9, 2012, at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. A time of remembrance for family and friends will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Hope Chapel located in Crest Haven Memorial Park east of Olney. The Rev. David McNabb will officiate a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. followed by a graveside committal and inurnment in Crest Haven Memorial Park.

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

Brigida Gonsalves

Brigida (Beatrice) Roman Gonsalves, formerly of Kekaha and recently of Concord Calif., died on May 11, 2012, from natural causes at Grand Oak Manor in Concord at the age of 93. Celebration of life will be at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church in Kekaha on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with Mass to follow. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

A retired barkeep and owner of The Spot in Hanapepe Town, she was also a rancher in Hanapepe Valley. She was born to Juan Jose Roman and Maria Vega on February 26, 1919, in the Village of Waihe‘e on the Island of Maui.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel B. Gonsalves.

 She is survived by sons Burt L. (Caroline K.) Gonsalves of Concord and Wilfred W. (Yvonne) Gonsalves of Kalaheo; granddaughters Leona L. Gonsalves of Vallejo Calif., Corinne L. Brandt of Concord, Michele L. (Raymond) Couey of San Francisco, Angela L. Gonsalves of Honolulu, Pamela (Vance) Victorino of Mililani, Marisa (Dennis) Morton of Mililani; five great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters,  sisters Helen Kaneshige of Kahuku, Mathilda Rita of ‘Aiea and sister-in-law Bessie Gonsalves of San Francisco, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements by, Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa.

Joseph Rapozo Sr.

Joseph “Big Joe” Kaumuali‘i Rapozo Sr., of Anahola, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 16, 2012, at the age of 49.

He was born November 27, 1962 in Lihu‘e. He was an avid fisherman, loving father and the best grandpa.

Big Joe is preceded in death by his daughter, Tasha Rapozo; father Joseph Rapozo; maternal grandfathers Francisco Alejo & Clarence Napoleon; paternal grandparents John and Helen Rapozo and his uncle, Lorenzo “Bum” Alejo.

Joe is survived by sons Joseph (Welena) Rapozo Jr., Anahola; Kevin (Jamie) Rapozo, Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu; Kaumuali‘i Rapozo-Kaleiohi, Anahola; daughters Rayana Rapozo, Anahola; Lilia Rapozo-Kaleiohi, Anahola; brothers Chad (Teri) Rapozo, Anahola; Clete “Kalani” Rapozo, Anahola; Ryan “Kalei” Rapozo, Hilo, Big Island; sister Janelle (Mark) Rapozo, Anahola; girlfriend, Marissa Kaleiohi, Anahola; mother, Lorraine Rapozo, Anahola; grandmother, Mary Alejo Napoleon, Anahola; grandchildren Zion, Kamahina, Olivia, Kingston, Taelyn, Kaden and Star; and numerous friends and family members.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday May 24, 2012, for a potluck gathering. Visitation from 6 p.m. at the family home, 4224 Anahola Road, Anahola. Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. Funeral service to be held on Friday May 25, 2012 at Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Kapa‘a. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Mass to be celebrated at 10a.m. Burial to follow at Saint Catherine Cemetery.

The family suggests aloha attire.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, Koloa, Kaua‘i.

Karoline Manley

Karoline (Carol) Manley died in Colorado on May 6, 2012, at the age of 79. She was born on October 12, 1932, in Austria. The years that Carol and her husband, Wally (deceased), lived on Kaua‘i were very special to her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace (Wally) Manley.

She is survived by her children Steven, Timothy, and Lisa; and her six grandchildren.

Children Steven, Timothy, and Lisa and her six grandchildren wish her “Ruhe in Frieden.” No services.

Shane Matias

Shane Nelmida Matias of Lihu‘e died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 13, 2012 at the age of 52. He was born in Lihu‘e on July 18, 1959 and was a former security guard with Garden Island Security and Freeman Guards, bus driver for Akita Enterprises and a cook at JJ’s Broiler.

Shane was a unique and special individual. He lived carefree and spirited life, embracing it with humor, compassion, and enthusiasm. His generosity, unconditional love, passion, and zest for life was and will continue to be an inspiration to all.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Enriquita Nelmida Fukushima; father, Roger Matias Sr.; maternal grandparents, Andres and Fortunata Nelmida; paternal grandparents, Guillermo and Emelia Matias.

He is survived by his loving wife, Stacie T. Okiura-Matias of Lihu‘e; in-laws, Toshio and Yoshiko Okiura of Lawa‘i; stepfather, Richard Fukushima of Kapa‘a; stepmother, Petronilla Remollino of Lihue; brothers, John W. (Doris) Matias of Mililani, HI; Max Roger (Dorene) Matias Jr. of Lihu‘e; sisters, Leah (David) Taylor of Neward, Calif., Christine Lani (Bryan) Hao of Vancouver, Wash., Marissa (Arden Daligdig) Matias of Willamina, Ore.; sister-in-law, Evie Horimoto of Mililani; numerous uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Okiura/Matias family with arrangements.

Emmaline White

Emmaline Lovell White of Anahola, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, passed away on May 5, 2012, at Garden Isle Health Care at the age of 84.

Born on July 19, 1929 In Anahola, Kaua‘i, she retired from Hawaiian Telephone Co. and was a former president of Ko‘olau Hui‘ia Protestant Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon K. White; daughter, Kana Marchino.

She is survived by sons, Clyde (Oma) White and Kahea (Lynette) White; sister, Gladys Christian Pearl Santos and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Service at 10:30 a.m.

Luncheon to follow at Ko‘olau Hui‘ia Protestant Church in Anahola. Family suggests casual attire. Burial at a later date.

Private arrangements by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa, Kaua‘i.

Cristina Morden

Cristina Enilo Morden, of Puhi, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 12, 2012, at the age of 69. She was born in Palauig, Zambales, Philippines on Oct. 18, 1942, and retired as a custodian with the Department of Education at Kaua‘i High School.

Preceded in death by her husband, Cupertino; siblings, Rodolfo Enilo, Luciana Dagsaan, Redenia Munez and Delia Enilo.

She is survived by her son, Danny (Leah) Morden of Puhi; siblings, Lumina Dullas, Rodantes Enilo, Grace Novicio, Felimon Enilo, Saulo Enilo all of the Philippines; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m., and mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

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


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