Obituaries for Oct. 15, 2014

• Stanley Wakayama • Maxima Gaines • James Lawshe Jr.

Stanley Wakayama

Stanley Mitsuo Wakayama of Wailua House Lots passed away at home on October 6, 2014, at the age of 89. He was born in Lihue, Kauai on February 20, 1925. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, Military Intelligence Service and retired from the Department of Water.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Shigeru Wakayama, Tadao Wakayama and Ernest Wakayama.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Laura Wakayama and son, Scot Wakayama of Wailua House Lots; two grandsons, Tyson (Chanelle) Wakayama of Wailua House Lots and Travis Wakayama of Honolulu; one great-grandson, Makoa Stanley Wakayama of Wailua House Lots; one brother, Jack (Florence) Wakayama of California; four sisters, Miyako Betty Yama of Kauai, Kate Watase of Oahu, Grace (Kenji) Munechika of Oahu, Irene (Jerry) Matsuda of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Lihue Christian Church with visitation from 3 p.m. and services beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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

Maxima Gaines

Maxima Negrillo Gaines of Hanamaulu passed away at home on October 10, 2014, at the age of 65. She was born in La Union, Philippines on October 1, 1949, and retired from Bank of Hawaii as a bank teller.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Otis Gaines Sr. of Hanamaulu; daughter, Leilani (Andrew) Ojinaga of San Diego; son, James (Rochelle) Gonzales of Lihue; step-daughters, Tasheka (Reginald) Norman of Colorado, Cachira Gaines of California; step-son, Gary Otis Gaines Jr. of Maui; 7 grandchildren, brothers, Feniano (Carmen) Negrillo, Cipriano (Shirley) Negrillo, Ramon (Glean) Negrillo; sisters, Teresa Bailey, Patricia Negrillo, Maria (Chito) Zabala, Vicky (Cecilio) Redaus, Mel (Noli) Quiban; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014, at King’s Chapel in Hanamaulu with viewing from p.m. and services celebrated at 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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

James Lawshe Jr.

James (Jim) S. Lawshe Jr. of Kalaheo, Kauai County, Hawaii, and more recently Phoenix, died Saturday, August 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Hey-Hey and Jo May; brother Dan; daughter Judy and his beloved wife Coleen.

He is survived by four of his five children, Jim and his wife Cyndy; Eddie and his wife Valerie; Barry and John; Judy’s husband Lenny Freitas of Koloa; seven grandchildren: Brandon and Bryson Freitas; Jeffery, Eric, Heather, Jason and Kurtis Lawshe, and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to a charity of your own choosing. His memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 with visitation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass, burial and reception at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo.


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