Obituaries for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

• Wilbert Cummings, Sr. • Alice Silverman • Merlin Pratt • Artemio Melchor • Margaret Horwood

Wilbert Cummings, Sr.

Wilbert Anthony Cummings, Sr. of Lihue, passed away on September 16, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 71. Born on March 11, 1943 in Lihue, Kauai, he was a truck driver with Nielsen Construction.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Yoemans Cummings; daughter Marie Cummings-Kalani, parents, Humphries Cummings, Theresa Perreira Kido; step-dad, Kaigo Kido; brothers, Gary Cummings and John Cummings; brother-in-law, Earl Apo Sr; and sister-in-law, Barbara Keawe Cummings.

He is survived by his sons, Wilbert (Lulu) Cummings, Jr. Of Puhi, Darren (Kimberly) Cummings of Lihue, Kurt Cummings of Maui and Kalani Kai Cummings of Lihue; daughter, Leiala (Dustin Trinidad) Cummings of Hanamaulu, and step-daughters, Sheena Millare and Jocelynea Rivera; brother, Kenneth (Charlene) Cummings of Kapaa and sister, Agnes Apo of Kula, Maui; sister-in-law, Ruby Pia Cummings of Anahola; nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 9 am. Service begins at 11am, with cremation to follow. Casual attire and flowers are welcome.

Scattering of ashes will be at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Alice Silverman

Alice Puanani (Kolo) Silverman 68, passed away peacefully on Sept. 20, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones in the comfort of her home in Anahola, Kauai. She was born on Sept.03, 1946 in Niumalu, Kauai.

She is survived by her husband Randy Silverman, son Dennis Freitas Jr. (Aleah Oganeku), 2 daughters Maile Freitas and Melanie Freitas (Prestan Rivera). All from Anahola, Kauai. 5 Grandchildren Eli-John, Alyson, Makana, Kipukai and Kalea Freitas. 3 surviving sisters, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

The celebration of life will be held at Niumalu Canoe Club located down at Kalapaki Bay on Saturday Oct. 04, 2014 at 11:00 am with lunch to follow.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Merlin Pratt

Merlin Keanuenue Pratt of Pakala, Kauai passed away at the age of 89 on September 21, 2014 at his home.Born on February 16, 1925 in Oahu, Hawaii Pratt was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for Gay & Robinson

He is preceded in death by his son Merlin Pratt, Jr. and his parents Eddied & Rose Pratt, and survived by

his wife, Myrtle L. Kaapana Pratt, his three daughters, Christina (David) Kelekoma, Elvera (Gilbert) Moniz & Nani (Henry) Aviguetero, his three sons, Lloyde (JaNee) Pratt, Terrill (Mary) Pratt &Edward (Laura) Pratt, his 13 grandchildren, 28 great Grandchildren, his brother, Edward Pratt, his two sisters, Emmaline Yen & Jay Pratt, & numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, & friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday October 18, 2014 at Makaweli “Pakala” Camp house from 1- 5:00 pm. Please wear casual attire. Arrangements were handled by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

Artemio Melchor

Artemio “ Art” S. Melchor of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on September 26, 2014 at Garden Isle Healthcare. Born on August 4, 1922 n Ilocos Norte, Philippines he was a mechanic and a farmer.

He is Preceded in death by his parents, Clemente & Juana Melchor, daughter, Gayle Melchor, brother, Crisogono Melchor and is survived by his wife, Rosamilia “Rose” Melchor, Koloa

daughter, Merlyn (Jeff) Craddock, Wailua Homesteads, Lily (Bob) Davies, Washington, Diane (Mark) Beeksma, Omao, Suzie (Michael) Schad, Washington, son, Artemio (Audrey) Melchor Jr., Big Island, 10 grandchildren, sisters, Crispina, Rosa and Florita, brothers, Anacleto, Ben, Manuel & Geronimo, & numerous extended family members.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday October 11, 2014 at Kauai Christian Fellowship Church, Poipu. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM, with service at 2:00 PM. Burial to follow at Koloa Public Cemetery

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, Kauai.

Margaret Horwood

Margaret “Midge” Hoopii Horwood of Kalaheo, Kauai, died on September 9, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 52. Born on August 1, 1962 in San Diego, CA, she was an Occupational Therapist and Owner of Kauai Hand Therapy.

Preceded in dead by her parents, James and Kathleen Horwood, she is survived by her husband, Alberto Hoopii Jr., step-daughter Malina Hoopii Foley of Oahu, brothers, Ted and Jim Horwood, both of California, sister, Denni Wooley of California, and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Kukuiula Harbor at 10:30 am, officiated by Mel Tehada. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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