Obituaries for Nov. 12, 2014

• Benigno Nicolas • Ricardo Manuel • Dorothy Ornellas • Carol Medeiros • Stella Mission 

Benigno Nicolas

Benigno Andres Nicolas of Kapaa passed away in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital on October 27, 2014, at the age of 90. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines on February 12, 1924. He retired as a school teacher in the Philippines and a groundskeeper on Kauai.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Elena Nicolas; 3 sisters, Maria Nicolas, Manuela Andres and Macrina Nicolas; 1 brother, Alfredo Nicolas.

He is survived by 2 sons, Benedicto (Teresita) Nicolas and Benigno (Rostita) Nicolas Jr.; 2 daughters, Benelyn (Tommy) Robles, Juliet (Michael) Cruz; six grandchildren, Ryan (Shery Ann) Robles, Sheryl (Randy) Juan, Twyford Robles, Bryan Maneja, Julienne Mae Cruz and Michaelle Jae Cruz; 4 great-grandchildren, Trysen Robles, Alexis Robles, Shandy Juan and Shayna Juan; numerous nieces, nephews, hanai nieces and hanai nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa with visitation from 8:00 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 Nicolas family with arrangements.

Ricardo Manuel

Ricardo Salvador Manuel of Hanamaulu, Kauai, passed away on November 4, 2014 at his home in Hanamaulu, Kauai at the age of 91. Born on July 18, 1923 in the Philippines. He was a Retired Laborer with Lihue Plantation.

Preceded in death by his parents Juan and Potenciana Manuel, first wife Ester Dacuycuy Manuel, son Mario Manuel, brother Santiago Manuel and his sister Natalia Melchor.

He is survived by his wife: Gracia “Grace” Yago Manuel, 4) daughters: Marciana “Marcy” Fermin, Yolanda “Linda” (Regoberto) Erorita, Imelda “Mely” Manuel, Grecean Manuel, 2) sons: Rolando”Lando” (Maxima) Manuel, Raymund Manuel, 5) sisters: Paulina Hernando, Carlina Fermin, Avelina Pascual, Rosita Dumbrique, Caridad Simeon, 10) grandchildren, 9) great grandchildren, Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday November 15, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Church from 8:00 am to 9:45 am. Where mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Dorothy Ornellas

Dorothy L. Ornellas of Kapaa, Kauai, Passed away on November 2, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 85. Born on August 3, 1929 in Lihue, Kauai, she was a Homemaker.

Preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Dorothy Nui, daughter Jodine Silva and her sister Angline Maka.

She is survived by her husband Joseph Ornellas, Jr.; 3) Daughters: Sheila (William) Richbow, Cozie Whitfield, Carlene (Roland) Watson; 4) Sons: Joseph David Ornellas, Mathew Ornellas, Quintin (Alma) Ornellas, Milton (Debbie) Ornellas, 22) Grandchildren, 31) Great grandchildren, 4) Brothers: Peter (Yvonne) Yray, William (Rio) Yray, Gilbert Yray, Alexander Yray; 1) Sister: Lilian (Patrick) Pauline. Numerous nieces, nephews , cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday November 15, 2014 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. where services will be celebrated at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens will be at 1:30 PM.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Carol Medeiros

Carol Ann Medeiros, 75, passed away at her home in Lihue on November 5, 2014. She was born on January 19, 1939 in Dearborn, Michigan. As the owner of CALM, Inc. in Lihue, she prepared individual and small business tax returns for nearly 40 years.

Mrs. Medeiros is predeceased by her beloved husband, Patrick E. Medeiros and her parents, John Edward and Frances Elizabeth Nettenstrom.

Mrs. Medeiros is survived by her five daughters: Lori (Elpidio “Tony”) Cardenas of Lawai, Laura (Dave) Cristobal-Andersland of Kalaheo, Teri (Chad) Cataluna of Lihue, Ranae (Edward) Vicoy of Wailua, and Julie (Darren) Nygaard of Colorado, thirteen grandchildren: Michael (Achel) Cardenas, John Cardenas, Sean (Jessika) Cristobal, Nicole (Nelson) Cristobal, Nathan (Zenda) Ragragola, Chelane Weaver, Shaston (Deja) Oshiro, Shaidon (Justyce) Oshiro, Randy Vicoy, Eliza (Junior) Vicoy, Jenna (Ben) Vicoy, Charmonieux (John) Figueroa and Dominica Nygaard, and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Ronald W. Nettenstrom, of St. Louis, Missouri, and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe beginning at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 22, 2014. Services will begin at 2:00 pm with inurnment to follow.

The family requests that flower arrangements be omitted, but lei are welcome. Aloha attire is suggested.

Stella Mission

Stella Sylvia Mission of Makaweli died on October 16, 2014 at home at the age of 74. Born to George and Bertha Simao on October 19, 1939, in Makaweli, Kauai, she was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her brother Dennis (Edna) Simao and brother-in-law Samuel Sr. Calves.

She is survived by her husband, Francisco Mission; two sons, Francis “Bully” (Laura) Mission Sr., and Clifford (Norma) Mission; three daughters, Dawn (Rudy) Bagain, Sylvia (Gerard) Lagazo and Lisatte (Tony) Pajela, all of Kauai; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother George (Margaret) Simao of Ele’ele; sister Patricia Calves of Puhi; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on November 15, 2014 at Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation will be at 9AM with services to follow at 11AM. Casual attire is suggested and to please omit flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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