Obituaries for August 14, 2015

• Ruthmarie Junawan • Reginald Deroos • David Hardy

Ruthmarie Junawan

RuthMarie Mokihana “Ruthie” Jumawan, of Yuma, AZ. Formally of Kaua‘i, HI was called home to our Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Yuma, AZ at the age of 44. She was born on August 21, 1970, in Honolulu, O‘ahu, HI.

RuthMarie was preceded in death by her sister Mary Junanwan.

She is survived by her father David (Norma) Jumawan (O‘ahu, HI) mother Flora Jumawan (Moloka‘i, HI) sons J. Kawika (Jalacey), K. Ikaika, L. ‘Ekolu Jumawan-Perrirea (Kaua‘i, HI) E. Kaina, D. Makana Jumawan Aspacio, stepson Joseph Aspacio (Yuma, AZ), daughters Ury Jumawan-Carvalho (Kaua‘i, HI) HalyMarie, Nasya, B. Kapua Jumawan Aspacio (Yuma, AZ) sisters Shirley Kobayashi (O‘ahu, HI) W. Malie Jumawan, J. Ka‘ipo (Christopher) Evans (Kaua‘i, HI) brothers Stanley (Barnette) Jumawan, Timothy Jumawan (O‘ahu, HI), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, aunties, uncles and cousins.

A Dedication Swim Meet in honor of RuthMarie will be held at the Kapa‘a Pool at 9 a.m. & following at 2 p.m.

“A Celebration of Life” memorial service will be held at the end of Lydgate Park on August 22, 2015, dress comfortably for the beach.

Reginald Deroos

“A kind and gentle man who made everyone laugh.”

REGINALD DEAN DEROOS, an avid surfer, fisherman, KUAI DJ/ program director artist, and loving husband to Rebecca Deroos, passed from this life on July 3rd, 2015 at his Kalaheo home.

Born in Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri, having graduated from Hilo High on the Big Island, and moving to Kauai for the big surf, Reggie became known for his winning smile and distinctively clear voice over the radio.

For 3 decades he endeared Kauai Ohana to local events and news. Reg’s art career began in the 70’s with instruction from Kauai Community College’s Mr. Lai and inspiration from the breaks he surfed and the beauty of the coastline he and his wife would kayak when fishing.

Reg was known especially for his paintings of ocean scenes and the favorite, “Koloa TreeTunnel” .

For this man, loved by all, there will be a Celebration of Life, Sunday, Aug.16, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. at Prince Kuhio Park in Poipu near Reg’s favorite surf break, “Acid Drop”.

Light refreshments, pule at 3 p.m., and a paddle out at 4 p.m. All are welcome!

David Hardy

David Hardy of Lawai passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the age of 68. Born on September 15, in Fresno, California, he was an account manager with Koa Trading and served in the U.S. Navy and received a National Defense Service medal and a Vietnam Service medal in 1963 to 1967.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Vergil and Betty (Witthoff) Hardy.

Dave is survived by his wife, Honey; son. Jim Hardy of Roseville, California; daughter, Karen Hardy of Sacramento, California; two grandchildren; brothers, Dana (Kathy) Hardy of Auburn, California and Normand Fontaine of Los Gatos, California; sisters, Renee (Brad) Hutchinson of Federal Heights, Colorado and Lori (Ed) Dahmer of Post Falls Idaho; and numerous family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Kukuiula Harbor Park Pavilion at 11:30 a.m. and the family suggests casual attire.

Please potluck and BYOB. Seating is limited so please bring your own chair. But the most important thing to bring is your love, stories and laughter. Dave never liked a sad dirge and he would not want this to be a sad event.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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