Obituaries for Dec. 7, 2014

• Matilde Adams • Henrietta Orsatelli • Benigno Delos Santos Jr. • Paulette Kelekoma • Sherry Pia • Manuel Moniz Jr. • Lorraine Togioka  • Gladys Carter • Allan Camara

Matilde Adams

Matilde D. Adams died on November 30, 2014, at Garden Isle Health Care at the age of 93. Born to Felix and Lucia Damasco on June 3, 1921, in Santiago Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was the owner of Matilda’s Coffee Shop and a boutique, as well a sunshine market vendor.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Gregorio Pajarillo; and three brothers, Jose, Gregorio, and Modesto.

She is survived by her four children, Teresita (Thomas A.) Okimoto, Romeo (Pamela) Pajarillo, Irene (Michael) King, Estrellita Pajarillo; sister, Purification; nine grandchildren, Shane (Joyce) Naumu, Shanette (Jay) Naumu, Sharmaine Enos, Greg (Denese) Okimoto, Marissa (Brian) Bacon, Mikaila (Robert) Foster, Jonathan (Jessica) King, Randy (Vida) Pajarillo, Rena Pajarillo, twenty-one great-grandchildren, Chontal (Paul) Ta’ala, Ikaika Enos, Jasminda Enos, Jonnie (David) Cobb, Joseph Kalima III, Jonah Kalima, Joshua Kalima, Joelle Kalima, Kyle Pajarillo, Noah Pajarillo, Zoey Pajarillo, Kelsi (Brandon) Hirota, Daun Okimoto, Alisabeth Bacon, Halliona Bacon, Angela Bacon, Griffin Bacon, Jaden Guzmen, Brooklyn Foster, Connor King, Silas King; five great-great-grandchildren, Liahona Ta’ala, Forever Ta’ala, Kalei Kalima, Ethan Gray, Cian Cobb; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be at 9 a.m., services at 10:30 a.m. and burial to follow after at the Hanapepe Public Cemetery. The family suggest aloha attire and flowers are welcome.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Henrietta Orsatelli

Henrietta I. Orsatelli of Eleele, died on November 29, 2014, at KVMH at the age of 86. Born on October 15, 1928, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a restaurant manager with Woolworths.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Orsatelli and survived by her son, Royden (Debra) Orsatelli of Ele’ele; daughter Marsha (Kirk) Smith of McCall, Idaho; four grandchildren, Nicole (Blaine Reyes) Orsatelli of Eleele, Ryan Orsatelli of Eleele, Katelyn (Jerame) Petry of McCall, Idaho, Mitko Smith of McCall, Idaho; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Sacred Hearts Church in Eleele. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. with services at 10:30 a.m. and burial to follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe. Family suggest casual attire and flowers are welcome.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Benigno Delos Santos Jr.

Benigno Delos Santos Jr. of Poljice Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina passed away on October 8, 2014, at Poljice Bosnia at the age of 59. Born in Sagpatan Dingras Ilocs Norte, Philippines on October 11, 1954, he was a retired US Army.

Preceded in death by his parents Benigno Delos Santos Sr. and Cristeta Delos Santos.

He is survived by his wife Mevliha Delos Santos; sisters Criscilia Schaal, Normalynn Delos Santos, Adeline Balilea; brothers Billy Delos Santos; niece Stephanie Delos Santos-Pena; nephews Shaun Pena, FJordan Delos Santos-Balilea, R Change Balilea.

Services were held. Burial at Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Paulette Kelekoma

Paulette Alison Kelekoma, of Spokane, Wash., passed away on November 11, 2014, in Spokane, at the age of 59. She was born in Lihue on December 4, 1954.

She is survived by her sons Wesley (Machell) Kelekoma and Jonah (Shara) Kelekoma, and Jeremiah Ramos; daughter Irene(Shane) Tanioka; parents Clay Sr. and Leonora; brothers Patrick (Judy) Kelekoma, Philbert (Rosarie) Kelekoma, Clay (Laurie) Kelekoma and Bruce Kelekoma; sisters Priscilla Silva, Pearl Kaukane and LeeAnn (David) Fernandez; grandchildren Alexandria Kelekoma, Mordechai Kelekoma, Magdalen Kelekoma, Cole Tanioka, Sage Tanioka, Kevin, Tomas, Dominic Ramos and India Titman; and great-grandchildren Enakai Ramos and Takeo Tanioka.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10 a.m. at the Hanalei Pavillion. Casual attire is suggested and No flowers requested.

Sherry Pia

Sherry Lynn Pia of Kapaa passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on November 29, 2014, at the age of 65. She was born in Glendale, California on November 23, 1949, and was a dedicated homemaker.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Pia; parents, Wayne and Frances Sanden and brother, Terry Sanden.

She is survived by her three children, Christen Angell of Oahu, Frances “Frankie” (Venancio) Hernandez-Martinez of Kapaa, Joseph “Joey” (Kahala) Pia-Hoomanawanui of Anahola; six grandchildren, Kyle Hernandez-Martinez, Kamren Hernandez-Martinez, Makai Pia-Hoomanawanui, Maya-Kaiulani Pia-Hoomanawanui, Manawale’a Pia-Hoomanawanui, Maikela Pia-Hoomanawanui; two brothers, John Sanden and Kenny Sanden; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Kapaa New Town Park (across the old Armory) beginning at noon till 4 p.m.

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

Manuel Moniz Jr.

Manuel Moniz Jr., “Sonny” to some, “Silver Fox” to his grandchildren, passed away on November 25, 2014, at Garden Island Healthcare with his family by his side. Manuel was born in Kaumakani, Kauai on October 2, 1939. He was a proud member of the Kauai High School class of 1958. He worked for 37 years for McBryde Sugar Co. retiring as a heavy equipment operator in the harvesting department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Beatrice Moniz, sister, Beatrice Andraded, brother, Bernard and daughter, Wendy.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Elodie; daughters, Kellene (Kaleo) Collier, Hanapepe, and Lorene (Alex) Tupuola, Eleele; five grandchildren, Megan (Jazmyn Vicente) Mukai, Hanapepe, Jessica (Dustin) Fontanilla, Hanapepe, Matthew (Seannie Ho’okano) Mukai, Kaumakani, Vanessa (Shane Farias) Sasil, Puhi and Alex Toa Tupuola, Eleele; three great-grandchildren, Peyton and Ellie Fontanilla and Mason Mukai. He is also survived by two brothers, Ernest Roy (Brenda) Moniz, Kaumakani, Raymond (Lolita) Moniz, Eleele and two sister-in-laws, Dagmar Bills, Sean Jose, Calif., and Ana Moniz, Aiea, Oahu; and aunty, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. followed by inurnment at Holy Cross Church cemetery. Family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Lorraine Togioka

Lorraine K. Togioka of Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on November 23, 2014, at the age of 90. Born on March 11, 1924, in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii she was sole proprietor of West Side Sporting Goods and Plant Shop.

Preceded in death by her husband, Kiyoshi Togioka.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen Foruria, Seattle, Washington, Lanice (Frank) Pullano, Kalaheo, Kauai, Jo Ann Togioka Seattle, Washington, son, Nelson (Catherine) Togioka, Waimea, Kauai, 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Sister, Gladys (Joshua) Akana, Honolulu, Oahu, brother, Stanley (Bertha) Ching, Wailuku, Maui.

A Private Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.

Gladys Carter

Gladys Puanani Carter of Fairdale, WV passed away on October 4, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington at the age of 74. Born in Lihue, Kauai on May 8, 1940, she was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by her parents, Walter Adolph and Abigail Ku Schumacher, sisters Rose, Clara, Leilani and brother Walter Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Billy, daughters, Leilani Nipper, Ilona Brown and grandchild Matthew Toler.

Services were held on October 8, 2014, at Melton Mortuary Chapel.

Arrangements were being handled by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Allan Camara

Allan Anthony Camara of Hanapepe, died on December 3, 2014, at home at the age of 75. Born on September 24, 1939, in Lihue, Kauai, he was a retired police officer with the County of Kauai.

He is survived by his wife Amore Nalani Camara, four sons, Aaron (Cassie) Camara of Kapahi, Randall Ioane (Bobbie) Wilson of Lihue, Kawika (Shan) Wilson of Kapahi, Kealii (Maile-Lei) Wilson of Hanapepe; two daughters, Maile (Mike) Kuenzli of Washington State, Cherie (Roland) Balisacan of Eleele; one brother, Roy Camara of Oregon; two sisters, Linda Fu-Gaspar of Hanamaulu, Jolene (Stan) Kono of Lihue; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and preceded in death by his daughter, Holly Camara; and parents, Antone and Eva Camara.

Private services will be held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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