Obituaries for May 29, 2015

• Adam Brun Jr. • Stanley Segawa

Adam Brun Jr.

Adam Ronald Brun Jr. of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on May 6, 2015 at the age of 51. Born on Jan. 25, 1964 in Lihue, Kauai, he was a firefighter stationed at the Lihue Airport Crash Fire Department. He became an avid cowboy starting with 4-H events on Oahu. He was a skilled farrier who felt it a calling to correctly balance shoes on each horse. He taught his farrier and rodeo skills to anyone who was willing to learn. His famous words “pay attention” will be remembered by those he taught.

He was preceded in death by his father, Adam Ronald Brun Sr.

He is survived by his children Alana (Darren) Agustin, Waylon Brun, Kierra Bukoski, granddaughters Aaliyah and Dakota Agustin, mother Glenda Vierra, siblings Robert (Lorna) Brun, Rhonda Brun, Stephanie (Bambridge) Aona, Leona Brun, Shana (Lance) Ling and Angela (JJ) Prigge, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A celebration of Adam’s life will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at St. Raphael Church 3011 Hapa Road, Koloa. Visitation with family will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with Mass to follow. Western attire is requested.

Adam’s brief story was featured on the front page of The Garden Island newspaper on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 “Cowboy Up” by reporter Darin Moriki.

Adam’s ohana sends their deepest thanks and love to our extended family, friends, co-workers at Lihue Crash Fire and Sheraton Kauai Resort, cowboys and other supporters who helped Adam in his pancreatic cancer treatments. Numerous fund-raisers where held and the outpouring of support was generous and beyond what was anticipated. Thank you to all who prayed which God gave Adam the incredible strength for the journey. To the many that spent time with Adam your visits lifted his spirit, thank you for your compassion.

Stanley Segawa

Stanley Seiso Segawa of Lihue, Kaua’i, passed away on May 22, 2015 at Garden Isle Health Care, at the age of 94. Born on May 22, 1921, in Waimea, Kauai, he was a bridge maintenance foreman with the State of Hawaii and a US Army Veteran, served as interpreter with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS).

Stanley is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Judy Haruko Segawa, daughter, Jane (Roy) Iwane of Silverdale, WA, two grandchildren, Deidre (Manuel) Tello of Concord, CA and Allyn Iwane of Seattle, WA, three great-grandchildren, Kenji, Solei, and Noemi Tello, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., followed by services at 11:00 a.m., to be officiated by Rev. Kazunori Takahashi.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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