Obituaries for Jan. 2, 2015

• Walter Palmeira • Adrien Malina • Helen Dotimas • Michael Pantohan • Harold Naumu

Walter Palmeira

Walter “Wally” Seaman Palmeira of Wailua Homesteads passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on December 15, 2014, at the age of 81. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai on February 18, 1933. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard and was a long time Hawaiian music entertainer at numerous venues and most recently at the Hukilau.

Preceded in death by his parents, John and Daisy Borges Palmeira and brother, Antone Palmeira.

He is survived by his lifelong partner and loving wife, Nardeen “Polei” Palmeira; three daughters, Cynthia “Cyndy” (Allen) Racca, Waldeen Kahulu Palmeira, Darleen Palmeira; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Jimmy (Belle) Palmeira, Ernest Palmeira; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at St. Catherine Church in Kapahi with viewing 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 Palmeira family with arrangements.

Adrien Malina

Adrien “Eddie Cowboy” Malina of Lihue passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 58. He was born on May 21, 1956 in Lihue and the owner of Malina Ranch.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Henry and Leila Malina of Nawiliwili and maternal grandparents Richard and Antonina Lee of Waimea Valley.

He is survived by his parents Norton and Eveline Malina, Spouse, Marylou Mendes, Brothers-Norton Malina Jr. (Joyce) and Lee Malina, Daughters-Toni (Royden) Malina, Summer (David) Malina, Leinani (Marshall) Malina and Oniki Malina, Grandchildren, Tori Tanka, Shayna Malina, Kaya, Koen and Kyli Camara. Numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2014 from 10-1 at Maalo Road (Wailua Falls). Family requests hunter orange shirts or casual attire.

Arrangements were made by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Helen Dotimas

Helen Lahapa Kamakaeha Kualu Dotimas died on December 20, 2014 at the Garden Island Health Care in Lihue, at the age of 89. Born on March 15, 1925 in Waimea, Kauai.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Dotimas; mother, Helen Liawahine Haupu Kualu, father, William Kualu; three sons, Juan Ipac, Lawrence and David Dotimas; three brothers, William and Abraham Kualu, and Joseph Kaili; son-in-law Herbert Callejo; and three sisters, Helen Yadao, Emily Baclayon, and Agnes Mahinai; daughter-in-law, Luana Dotimas.

She is survived by her four sons, Gilbert Dotimas, Tony (Donna) Dotimas, Mark (Lucille) Dotimas, Jerome (Paula) Dotimas; four daughters, Aileen (Bill) Farias, Gloria (John) Callejo, Gladys (Keokolo) Kapoi, Avis Hao; daughter-in-laws, Shirley Ipac, Kareen Bonachita, Jean Abreu; two sisters, Bernice Ragragola, Becky (Doronio) Kualu; 50 grandchildren; 114 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Kalaheo Ward of Latter Day Saints at 9AM. Services will begin 11AM. Inurnment at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery to follow. Flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Michael Pantohan

Michael Pantohan, born on May 22, 1953, of Kapaa died on December 27, 2014 at Garden Island Health Care at the age of 61.

He is preceded in death by his father, Juan Pantohan; and daughter Tiffany Pantohan.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen Pantohan; son Curt (Tia Koerte) Pantohan of Waimea; two daughters, Michele (Kurt) Oshima of Lihue, Talia (Jon) Green of Ele’ele; mother, Rosa Pantohan of Kekaha; mother-in-law, Hatsumi Fujimoto of Lihue; two brothers, James (Rose Keale) Pantohan of Kekaha, Steven (Edna) Pantohan of Washington; two brother-in-laws, David Fujimoto of Kapaa, Bobby Fujimoto of Hanapepe; three sister-in-laws, Kathy Kure of Washington, Eileen (Charlie) Powell of California, Cora Fujimoto of California; four grandchildren, Randy Oshima, Kayla Pantohan-Kali, Loea Pantohan, Liloa Pantohan; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Kaumakani Sports Pavilion. Family and friends gathering will begin at 2PM with services to follow at 3PM.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Harold 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 AM, services at 11 AM.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.


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