Obituaries for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

George FernandesMalaki KanaheleAgnes SatoAndrew Ken HigaRichard Quinsaat

George Fernandes

George B. Fernandes of Wailua Houselots died on May 27, 2012, at the age of 93. He was born in Kapaia, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i on Aug. 16, 1919, and retired from the State of Hawai‘i as a microbiologist for the Department of Health and also was a rancher and farmer. He was very involved in various organizations throughout Kaua‘i and the state; he was also a disabled WWII Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa R. Fernandes; son, Paul Fernandes; father, John B. Fernandes, mother Jesses Fernandes, brothers, William (Billy) Fernandes and John B. Fernandes Jr.

He is survived by his sons, George L. (Marcia) Fernandes of Las Vegas, Michael (Alison) Fernandes of Wailua Houselots, David (Amy) Fernandes of Waipouli; daughter JoAnn Yamaguchi of Waipouli; grandchildren Shawn (Melanie) Fernandes, Danielle Fernandes, Levi Fernandes, Jocelyn (Chad) Burch, Leland Fernandes, Shendon Yamaguchi, Chelyn Yamaguchi; great-grandchildren Zoe Fernandes, Kaleb Fernandes, Sadie Burch and numerous nieces and nephews.

 A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a with viewing from 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

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

Malaki Kanahele

Malaki Kalaokapono Kanahele of ‘Ele‘ele, Kaua‘i, died on May 25, 2012, at the age of 56. He was born on Sept. 17, 1956 in Ni‘ihau.

Preceded in death by his parents, Alina Kanahele and Malaki Kalaokapono Kanahele Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Santaak Nantara Kanahele; eight children, Laurie (Leo) Pahulehua, Lanikai Kanahele, Lani Kanahele, Mahina Kanahele Powell, Dilynn Kanahele, Hino Kanahele, Rocky Kanahele, and Stacey Kanahele; three sisters, Lama Kaohelaulii, Minoaka Kanahele, and Pupu (Benette) Duarte; and two brothers, Kuuwehi Kanahele, and Kalana (Ella) Kanahele.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Salt Pond.

Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Agnes Sato

Agnes Miyako Sato of Hanapepe, Kaua‘i, died on May 23, 2012, at Kaua‘i Care Home at the age of 99. She was born on March 19, 1913, in Keahua, Maui. She was a seamstress.

She is survived by her three sons, Wilbur (Doris) Sato of Los Angeles, Calif., Sachio (Alice) Sato of Montebello, Calif., and Norman Sato of Gardena, Calif.; a daughter, Jane (Herbert) Kimata of Hanapepe; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Ishizu of Kula, Maui. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held. Family requests no koden.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Andrew Ken Higa

Andrew Ken Higa of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i, died at Queens Memorial Hospital on May 28, 2012, at the age of 59. He was born in Honolulu on August 29, 1952. He was currently employed in the maintenance department at Kaua‘i Marriott Hotel. He had also worked at Coco Palms Hotel, Kaua‘i Surf Hotel, Agape Painting Co. and Kaua‘i Resorts Hotel.

He was preceded in death by his father, Senkai Higa; and his sister, Caroline Okimoto of O‘ahu.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Blume-Higa; daughter, Karalee Higa of Kapa‘a; mother, Yae Higa, Honolulu and three brothers William (Sueko) Higa, Howard Higa, and Frederick Higa all from Honolulu; brother-in-law Timothy (Irene) Blume of Kapa‘a and brother-in-law, Richard Okimoto. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 16, at Kapa‘a Missionary Church with viewing at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m., refreshments to follow. Family request casual attire and flowers to be omitted.

Richard Quinsaat

Richard James Quinsaat of Kalaheo, Kaua‘i, passed away on June 2, 2012, at his home at the age of 73. Born on April 17, 1939, in Koloa, Kaua‘i. He was a retired with the PMRF, Marine Section.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Quintin A. Quinsaat and Annie Santana; and his sister, Sharon Holley.

He is survived by his wife Sandra P. Quinsaat; son, R.J. Quinsaat; daughters, Eva Rochelle Rockwell, Quinsiann Laborte and Kasandra Quinsaat; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Linda Manatad, Diana Eichlin and Barbar Bell.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 9, at Kukuiolono Golf Course at 11:30 am. Family request casual attire.

Arrangements made by Borthwick, Kaua‘i Mortuary.

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