Obituaries for Friday, May 2, 2014

• Maximiniano Eala • Ronald “Pake” Chun • Hanna Sayed

Maximiniano Eala

Maximiniano Esperanza Eala of Hanamaulu passed away in Pali Momi Hospital on April 10, 2014, at the age of 76. He was born in Apatot, San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on August 15, 1937, and retired as a Groundkeeper with Westin Kauai and Kiahuna Plantation.

Preceded in death by his wife, Pacita and grandson, Ronnel Espejo.

He is survived by four daughters, Connie (Alejandrino) Vidal of Hanamaulu, Natividad (Nestor) Espejo of Maui, Josephine (Chris) Segismundo of California, Gemma (Bill) Copperfield of Maui; one son, Jonald (Rose) Eala of Kapolei; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Rojelio (Juanita) Eala of California, Epifanio (Elvira) Eala of California, Lucrecio (Emerita) of Philippines; numerous nieces and nephews.

A wake service will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue with visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Eala family with arrangements.

Ronald “Pake” Chun

Ronald “Pake” Chun of Kekaha, passed away on April 5, 2014 at Kaiser Moanalua Hospital at the age of 66.  Born on March 22, 1948, in Honolulu, Ron was an Electronic Technician for Exelis Systems Division at Pacific Missile Range for 44 years.  

Preceded in death by his parents Edward and Gladys Chun.  

Ron is survived by his wife Arlene Chun, (3) daughters Ronda Chun, Crystal (Michael) Shimatsu, and Jamie (Bryan) Fandrich and (1) son Aaron (Jennifer) Chun, (2) sisters Geri (Dennis) Nishihira, Donna (Mike) Noguchi and (2) brothers Randy (Teri) Chun and Gene Chun.  (7) Grandchildren: Pulama Nitta, Kona, Tita, Wai Wai, and Leimana Fandrich, Kela Shimatsu, Eddie Chun.

Friends and Family may visit with the family on Wednesday,  May 14, 2014 at Borthwick Maunakea Chapel in OAHU at 9:30am with services to follow at 10:30am.

A visitation will also be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha, KAUAI at 9:00 with mass to follow at 10:00am. The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary in Oahu.

Hanna Sayed

Hanna Sayed of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on April 26, 2014, at the age of 91.

She was born in Vienna, Austria, on January 25, 1923 and lived in New York City for 30 years before moving to Sun Village in 1988. She was known throughout the island for her hand-crafted Hawaiian dolls, now in homes around the world.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Abdel Sayed. Survived by her son Lee Most and his wife Uvonne in San Francisco, California; daughter Mary Most in Brooklyn, New York; her sister Ruth in Germany, and three grandchildren: Ravyn Most, Skylar Salerno, and Melody Salerno; as well as numerous nieces & nephews, cousins, and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at 4pm on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Recreation Room in Sun Village (behind Wilcox Hospital), immediately followed by potluck and Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Please send donations in lieu of flowers to: Seniors’ Law Program, 4375A Puaole St, Lihue, HI 96766,

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai, assisted the family with arrangements.


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