Obituaries for May 13, 2015
Joseph Laurant Raymond Rozon of Kapaa, HI, passed away on January 9, 2015. Born December 31, 1948 in London, England, Joseph spent his life as an Artist and Barista. He retired from Java Kai, Kapaa, HI in October of 2012.
Joseph is preceded by his parents, Raymond Joseph Razon and Jean Dorothy Hobbs Rozon. He is survived by his son, Aaron Rozon and Aaron’s Mom Michelle Rozon; brother, Michele Rozon. Joseph is also survived by his life partner, Peggy McClure.
A “Celebration of Joseph’s Life” will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Join us at Kealia Beach Park, Last Pavilion, south of the Lifeguard Station (just before the Pedestrian Bridge). Casual “Aloha Wear” is suggested.
Lana Lei Nakamura Lopes
Lana Lei Nakamura Lopes, of Lihue, Kauai Passed away on May 7, 2015 at her home at the age of 69. Born on March 20, 1946 in Halehaka, Kauai, Lana was a retired housekeeper.
She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph (Elsie Hepa) Nakamura, brothers Joseph, Mitchell and Phillip Nakamura.
Lana is survived by her husband Abraham Nelson Lopes; sons: Jimmy (Miti) Lopes, Chucka Lopes, Joe (Tiana) Lopes, daughter: Jessica (Gregory) Paku, Step daughters: Jessica Ortiz and Julia (Larry) Palmeira, brother William (Nela) Nakamura, her sisters Lani Soto, Momi Nakamura as well as 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Celebration of life will be held on Saturday May 16, 2015 at Hanamaulu Beach Park Pavillion from noon to 4:00 p.m.
The family is being assisted by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.
Robert B. Mc Caig
Robert (Bob) B. Mc Caig, 88, of Koloa, Hi., passed on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at his home in Koloa, Hawaii. He was born in Topeka, Kansas on November 4, 1926.
Robert is preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Reeves, and his son, Daniel.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Emily Kendall Mc Caig. He is also survived by his daughter, Kerry McCaig Forrest (Robert) of Parker, Colorado; His stepchildren, Kendall and Bernard Langan; Bonnie Lofstedt (Curt) and Katherine Kosturos (Thomas); 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Bob served in the US Air Force from 1944-51, serving both as a private and as a 2nd Lieutenant in WWII and the Korean conflict. Bob graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. He lived in Topeka, Kansas where he owned a plumbing and HVAC company until retiring to Kauai in 1981. He was proud of being an Eagle Scout and served as a Master Scout for 3 years. He enjoyed flying for the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol and was an esteemed member of the Alpha Delta Fraternity; the Kiahuna Golf Club and the Lihue United Church.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held later this year. Bob and his family were supported by Kauai Hospice.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.
Wesley Edward Blumer
Wesley Edward “Wes” Blumer, 41, of Effingham, Illinois was fatally injured on Friday, December 26, 2014. He was born on June 19, 1973 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He is survived by parents Edward “Ed” and Lorraine “Lorrie” (Semana) Blumer of Effingham, IL, grandmothers Rose Semana of Koloa, Hawaii and Glendora Blumer-Howarth of Ottumwa, Iowa, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Harold Keith Blumer of Blakesburg, Iowa and Nicholas Semana, Sr. of Koloa and uncle, Nicholas Semana, Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii.
A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Koloa. Family and friends may visit with the family at 9:00 a.m. Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. with private interment.
Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com. Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family on Kauai.
Filipe Tupou of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai passed away on May 1, 2015 at the age of 60. Born May 19, 1954 in Tonga, he was self-employed as Owner of Kauai Tree Service.
Filipe is preceded in death by his wife Irene Shendrina Momi Tupou, his parents Seini and Finau Tupou, brother Tu’ifua Tupou, and Mother in law Harriet Kalama-Soares.
Filipe is survived by his daughters; Crystal (Kirk) Momi Tupou of Lahaina, Maui; Casey (Ashley)Tupou, Candace Tupou, and Cassandra “Ulu” Tupou all of Wailua Homesteads; grandsons Kaeo Rita-Tupou, Zaedyn Tupou, Tryston “Kala”Tupou all of Wailua Homesteads; Radyn Yap of Lahaina, Maui; granddaughter Keahi Tupou of Wailua Homesteads; brothers Samisoni “Soni” (Shana) Tupou of Anahola, ‘Olotesi (Nesi) Tupou of Mu’a, Tonga; sisters Laukau (Maselo) Paseka of Lapaha, Tonga, Sitilia (Mosese) Fifita of New Zealand, ‘Ane (Kolomaile) Takataka of Australia, Nita (Piota) Latu of American Samoa, Hulita Tupou of New Zealand, Eviana (Tevita) Fifita of Ma’ufanga, Tonga; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A celebration of Filipe’s life will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Wailua Homesteads Park at 10:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon.
Borthwick Kauai Morturary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Pelagio Andres of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2015 at the age of 90. Born on October 15, 1924 in Dingras Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was one of the Sakada’s to migrate to Kauai in 1946 on the SS Maunawili. He retired as a truck driver with Hawaii Sugar Planters Association (HSPA).
He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernancio and Eusebia Andres, his bother Macario (Marcelina) Andres of the Philippines, Alfredo Andres of Oahu, and sisters Maximina Andres (Lorenzo) Verdadero of the Philippines, Avelina Andres Eugenio of the Philippines and sister-in-law Priscilla Nacnac Andres of Koloa, Kauai.
Pelagio is survived by his wife, Priscilla Lagadon Coloma Andres of Kalaheo, daughter Diane (Tony) Melchor of Koloa, son Jeffrey Andres of Kalaheo, and daughter Norma (Clyde) Hori of Kalaheo, Kauai as well as 5 grandchildren, Tyson Melchor of Koloa, Kendrick Melchor of Koloa, Diandra Melchor of Koloa, Kristy (Kelly) Hadama of Kalaheo and Titus
Hori of Kalaheo, 2 great grandchildren, Kelson Hadama of Kalaheo and Kayden Hadama of Kalaheo; brother Faustino Andres of Koloa, sister in law Bernabela (Alfredo) Andres of Oahu; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Please join our family in the celebration of his life on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo at 9:00 a.m. Mass by Father Tony Abuan will begin at 10:00 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Burial will be at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family graciously requests no flowers.
William Anthony Kisken
William Anthony Kisken of Omao passed away at home on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 91. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was a retired Lineman Supervisor for Northeast Utilities in Greenwich CT. Bill was a World War II, US Army veteran who served in China, Burma, and India.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria Ann Kisken of Omao, sons, William M Kisken and (wife Aurora) of Omao, Stephen J Kisken and (wife Barbara) of Darien, CT., daughters, Elizabeth A Solazzo and (husband Richard) of Fairfield, CT. and Susan M Posson and (husband Lorne) of Wilton, CT. In addition to his children, he is also survived by 7 grandchildren and sister, Mary Wanag of Southbury, CT.
Private services will be held at Saint Raphael Church in Koloa, followed by burial with military honors at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery. The family request that flowers be omitted and donations made to Kauai Hospice Inc. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Compassion. 4457 Pahe’e Street, Lihue, HI 96766.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Linda Mae (Silva) Ching
Linda Mae (Silva) Ching of Littleton, Colorado and Lihue, Hawaii, beloved wife mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2015. Lin was born in Lihue, Hawaii on March 17, 1945. She retired as Secretary to the Principal in Littleton Public Schools and devoted her life to her children and grandchildren.
Lin was a gentle soul with a wonderful, sparkling personality who loved children, especially her sons and grandchildren. She enjoyed going to bon dances, football games and playing cards. She will be forever loved and missed greatly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Harriet Silva and brother Frederick (Anita) Silva of Honolulu Hawaii.
Lin is survived by her husband Larry; sons, Lyle, Larry III, “Sonny” (Shayanne) and Lucas of Littleton, Colorado; grandchildren Kaitlin, Brittany, Kimiko, Taylor and Larry IV; brothers Ronald (Jean) Silva of Lihue and Alfred (Harriet) of Kalaheo; sisters, Aileen (Dennis) Higashi of Lihue and Lori Silva of Honolulu as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held in Littleton, Colorado.
Hidemi ‘Granny’ Kawane
Hidemi “Granny” Kawane of Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on April 16, 2015 at home. She was 95 years old. Born on July 20, 1919 in Makaweli, Kauai, she retired from the State of Hawaii as a cook for Eleele School.
She is preceded in death by her parents Sakichi and Miwa Kokami; husband Masashi Kawane and, numerous siblings.
She is survived by sons; Edwin (Mary) Kawane, Gary (Lorraine) Kawane, Wallace (Irene) Kawane, daughter Lillian (Leonard) Vierra, 8 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, 7 great-stepgrand- children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private Service was held and, the family requests no monetary gifts.
Arrangements were handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary-Koloa, Kauai.
Adam Ronald Brun Jr.
Adam Ronald Brun Jr. of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on May 6, 2015 at home at the age of 51. Born on Jan. 25, 1964 in Lihue, Kauai, he was a firefighter with the State of Hawaii.
He is predeceased by his father, Adam Ronald Brun Sr.
Adam is survived by his girlfriend, Sandee Aqui, son, Waylon Henry Brun of Eleele, daughters, Alana (Darren) Agustin of Eleele and Kierra Bukoski of Kalaheo, his mom, Glenda Justina Vierra, brother, Robert (Lorna) Brun of Kalaheo, sisters, Rhonda Brun of Arizona, Leona Brun of Kalaheo, and Angela (Jay) Prigge of Lawai, two grandchildren, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of Adam’s life will be held on June 6, 2015 at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with Mass to follow. Western attire is requested.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.