Obituaries for Thursday, June 7, 2012

• Alfred Silva • Rudolfo Gandeza • Betty Odo • Richard Quinsaat • George Fernandes

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.

Richard Quinsaat

Richard James Quinsaat of Kalaheo, Kaua‘i, died on June 2, 2012, at his home at the age of 73. He was born on April 17, 1939, in Koloa, Kaua‘i. He was retired from 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.

Betty Odo

Mrs. Betty M. Odo of Honolulu, formerly of Kaua‘i and Japan, died on May 8, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born in Platteville, Colo., on August 1, 1917, and was a retired self-employed farmer.

She is survived by sons Franklin Odo of Washington, D.C. and Alan Odo of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Masaru Odo and son, Masaru Odo.

Services will be Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 1:30pm, casual attire suggested; no flowers.

Rudolfo Gandeza

Rudolfo “Rudy” Gandeza died May 19, 2012, at St. Francis Hospice in ‘Ewa at the age of 67. He was born on Februray 11, 1945, in the Philippines and was raised on Kaua‘i. He was the supervisor for McDonald’s Hawai‘i.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richardo Gandeza and Tracilia Soriano, and his sister Sylvia Camat.

He is survived by his wife Jackie of O‘ahu, son Lance of O‘ahu, daughter Lareina of O‘ahu, stepmother Esther Gandeza of Hanama‘ulu, brothers, Nicasio (Lorna) Asuncion of San Francisco, John (Callie) Gandeza of Lihu‘e, Jame Gandeza of California, Joseph (Shelly) Gandeza of Lawa‘i, Jacob (Noreen) Gandeza of Hanama‘ulu, sisters Medina (Andy) Pawley of New Zealand, Jessica (Norvin) Olivas of Lihu‘e, Ibe Aquias of Hanama‘ulu Florence Tavares of Lihu‘e, grandson Pono Gandeza of O‘ahu and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services are being held.

Alfred Silva

Alfred “Uncle Freddy” Silva of Kapahi died on June 2, 2012 at the age of 91. He was born February 12, 1921, in Kealia, Kaua‘i. He worked for American Cannery and was also a rancher.  He loved spending his days working on his various tractors and being outside on his land.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marvalee Silva, parents Frank and Isabella Silva, brothers, Manuel De Silva and Frank Silva; sisters, Mary Rocha, Tina Garcia, Georgina Carvalho, Bella Garcia, Josephine Chansky and Emily Rapozo.

He is survived by his son, John Dereck (Raquel) Silva, and one grandson, Dereck John Silva of Kapahi; sister, Virginia Rosa of Kapa‘a; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Garden Island Mortuary from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.

Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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