Obituaries for July 1, 2015

Obituaries for July 1, 2015

Patsy Ann Alayvilla

Patsy Ann Alayvilla of Kalaheo passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 27, 2015, at the age of 68. She was born in Lihue on September 10, 1946, and retired as a receiving clerk with Big Save Store in Koloa.

She is survived by two daughters, Melisa (Robert) Dodge of Hawaii Kai, Brenda Miyashiro of Eleele; one granddaughter, Ashlee Miyashiro; one grandson, Nicholas Dodge; three sisters, Theresa Mahuiki, Shirley Ipac and Diana (Michael) Carvalho; two brothers, Frank Simao Jr., Patrick Simao; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brother-in-laws, sisters-in laws and special friends.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Holy Cross Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Internment will be held privately.

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

Jerry Kamehala Kaneholani Sr.

Jerry Kamehala Kaneholani Sr. of Kapaa passed away at home on June 3, 2015, at the age of 62. He was born in Lihue, HI on July 15, 1952. He enjoyed playing music around the island and helping anyone he could in anyway possible. Jerry was a tram driver for Smiths Tropical Paradise before working at the Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center as a community outreach worker with children, leading Wood Carving Classes, Coconut weaving and Ukulele Classes.

Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Kealii Kaneholani Sr.; mother, Elizabeth Sarah Kaneholani; brothers, Herbert Sr., George, David and Harry Kaneholani and sister Rosemary Sanay.

Jerry is survived by his son, Jerry Kamealoha Kaneholani Jr. of Puhi, HI, godson, Alan (Alison Leimomi Lovell) Akira Takenaka Jr. of Kapaa, hanai daughters, Cassandra “Ulu” Tupou of Wailua, Esther Kalei (Rick Rego) Cardinez of Kapaia; twin brother, Billy Kaneholani of Anahola; brothers, John (Leila)Kaneholani, Daniel (Evangaline) Kaneholani and Clement Kaneholani all of Anahola; sisters, Olinda Higashi of Anahola, Midge Asai and Miriam “Honey Girl” Kupihea of Kapaa, Olendra Kaleiohi of Lihue and Tatiana (Terry Ryan) Kaneholani of San Francisco and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at the Anahola Clubhouse on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 4 p.m.

Private scattering of Jerry’s ashes will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the Kauai Hospice and its nurses for the care he received in his final days.

Roberta and the staff at Kauai Memorial Gardens assisted the Family with arrangements.

Kelani P. Torres

Kelani Piilani Torres of West Des Moines Iowa passed away nearly a year ago in Des Moines on July 5, 2014. She died of the disease called ALS after beating cancer the year before. She was born in Kapaa and is a 1973 graduate of Kapaa High School. She worked at Kapaa Elementary as well as Kapaa High as a custodian for years. She also did part time distribution work and custodial work for the Garden Island Newspaper office for several years.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Torres and three children, Javan Torres (Mandy) of Ankeny Iowa, Hildie Lefler (Michael) of Urbandale Iowa, Shantel Castille (Jamie) of Lafayette Louisian; eight grandchildren, Hayli Torres, Javan Torres Jr., Kaila Gracey, Isaiah Sears, Bayden Torres, Zhayn Castille, Korinna Torresl; Mikey Lefler and numerous relatives are located in Hawaii, California, and Phoenix, AZ.

There will be a time of remembrance on the one year anniversary of her death hosted by her sister Lana Rosa on Sunday July 5, 2015, in Isenberg, at 3306 Eono St., Lihue. Friends and family can stop by between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The service will be promptly at 11 a.m. There will also be a potluck lunch at 1:30 p.m. so bring a dish to share.

Caldwell Raddatz Funeral Home in Urbandale Iowa assisted with final arrangements in Iowa.


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