Obituaries for Dec. 10, 2014

• Matilde Adams •  Henrietta Orsatelli • Benigno Delos Santos Jr. • John Reyes • Sherry Pia • Paulette Kelekoma • Manuel Moniz Jr. • Harold “Hal” Naumu • Evelyn Bennett • 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 are open to flowers.

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 Eleele; 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 Ilocos Norte, Philippines on October 11, 1954, he came to Kauai when he was five and attended Kauai High School. He retired from the 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; brother Billy Delos Santos; niece Stephanie Delos Santos-Pena; nephews Shaun Pena, FJordan Delos Santos-Balilea, R Chance Balilea.

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

John Reyes

John Kiama Reyes of Anahola, Kauai passed away on November 25, 2014, at the age of 82. Born on April 7, 1932, in Hanalei, Kauai. He was a landscaper and a fisherman. He served in the U.S.M.C.

Preceded in death by his parents, John and Lurline Reyes; brothers, William, Joseph, James and Abraham Reyes; wives, Martha Alapai and Sheila Anderson.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Reyes, daughters, Lynette ( Bob) Chase, Nadine (Blondie) Woodward, Natalie “Babe” (Kalani) Kaiminaauao, Cheryl (Larry) Corneal, sons, Alan Reyes

John (Liz) Reyes, step sons, Lance (Linda) Hermann, Steven Hermann, 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, sister, Henrietta Napolis, Helen (Lou) Ellegard, brother, Solomon (Sandy) Reyes, Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may meet with the family on Friday, December 19, 2014, at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue.

Visitation at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.

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.

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 Kaukani 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.

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 Andrade, 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, San 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.

Harold “Hal” Naumu

Harold “Hal” Wallace Naumu of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on November 19, 2014, at the age of 59. Born on January 2, 1955, in Lihue, Kauai, he worked in the hospitality industry.

Preceded in death by his father, Harold Aukai Naumu and brother-in-law, Anthony Balocan.

He is survived by his mother Amy Shinagawa Naumu of Lihue; sisters Doreen (Chris) Tamura of Kapaa; Laureen Naumu-Balocan of Koloa; brother Robb Naumu of Lihue; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Visitation from 10:30 a.m., services at 11 a.m.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.

Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Grace Bennett died on December 3, 2014, at Straub at the age of 74 and born on January 2, 1940, in Oakland, California.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Gratton Bennett; daughter, Sharyl Bennett; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Ray Spore of Davis, California.

She is preceded in death by her two sons, Gary and Michael.

The first time I saw Evelyn was at the skating rink in 1956. She was 16 and I was 17, wow that girl could skate. It was a year or so before I was introduced to her. We started talking and then became friends, and then started dating and became better friends. On November 7, 1959, we got married. In a couple of years Gary came, a couple of years later Michael came. They both touched our lives and were with us for a while. We went into the nursery business and worked side by side seven days a week for 25 years. December 3, 2014 she left me to be with Gary and Mike. I was supposed to go first. She was a lot stronger than I am. When I get to heaven, and I do believe there is one, I will go straight to the skating rink and talk her into choosing me again. Then I will be able to spend a lifetime and forever with her. God I love her.

A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2 p.m. at Poipu Beach. Family suggests Aloha attire and are open to flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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-grand children, 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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