Obituaries for Oct. 14, 2015
Dr. Gerald S. Tomory of Kalaheo died peacefully at home on September 28, 2015, at the age of 75. Born on July 16, 1940, in Bangor, Michigan, he was a fine and talented classical musician and former Medical Director and Director of Laboratories at both KVMH and Samuel Mahelona Hospitals. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. For many years he played with the KCC orchestra and band and enjoyed teaching French horn.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest Tomory and Lillian Geresy Tomory, and his brother, Robert Tomory,
He is survived by Dianne Gerard and children, Alyssa (Bert Zdenek) Tomory of Los Angeles; Sarah (Mitch) Speers of New York; Stephen (Tawny) Tomory of Illinois; and Aaron Tomory of New York. He is also survived by his beloved grandsons, Cooper Speers and William Speers of New York; niece, Lauren Tomory (Ryan) Evans of Reno, also survives him.
Private services will be held in New York.
Family requests any donations be made to the Larry McIntosh Music Scholarship (c/o Sarah Tochiki; P.O. Box 3234, Lihue, HI 96766).
Charles Kwai Chung Fu
Charles “Papa” Fu of Hanapepe passed away at home on September 25, 2015, at the age of 102. Born on June 24, 1913, in Wailua, Kauai he was a truck driver with Olokele Sugar.
He is survived by his sons Charles (Bonnie) Fu of Hanapepe, Douglas Fu of Wailua and Calvin (Jeanne) Fu of Hanapepe; daughters, Lydia Kaohi of Eleele and Thelma (Damascio) Ruiz of Omao; 27 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 44 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Hattie Baptiste of Florida, Ellen “Ah Lan” (Thomas) Kaneakua of Oahu, and Anna “Lin Oui” Pacheco of Oahu and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Makue Akana Fu; son, Solomon Fu Sr.; son-in-law, Lionel Kaohi; daughter, Agnes (Thomas) Fuchigami; daughter-in-law, Ululani Pupuhi Fu; grandchildren, Charles Edward Fu and Stella Kahealani Fu Ortiz; parents, Lung Shak Fu and Phoebe Kelekoma; brothers, Harry “Kwai Wa” (Edna) Fu, Lono “Kwai Mun” (Francis) Fu and Edwin “Ah Meng” (Clara) Fu; and sisters, Helen “Lin Choy” (George) Hitchcock, Lillian K. (Abraham) Mundon, and Emma (Joseph) Cummings.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the Kalaheo Ward of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests aloha attire and flowers are welcomed.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Alfred Paul Lopez, Sr.
Alfred Paul Lopez, Sr. passed away on October 9, 2015, at his home in Lihue at the age of 71. He was born on January 26, 1944, in Koloa, raised by his parents in Kalaheo, and later moved to Keapana Valley, which he considered his stomping grounds. He retired from the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Forestry and Wildlife Division where he was a supervisor.
Alfred was preceded in death by his fathers, Frank Lopez and John Medina; mother, Mary Pavao; brothers, Ernest Silva, Patrick Lopez, Vincent Lopez Sr., Phillip Lopez and sister, Henrietta Boynton.
He is survived by his sons, Alfred Lopez Jr. of Wailua Homesteads, Shannon Lopez of Wailua Homesteads; daughter, Melody Lopez of Lihue; sister, Elizabeth (Wayne) Allianic of Lawai, grandchildren, including Wailea Lopez, Ashley Lopez, Shanlynn Lopez-Souza, Tiffany Lopez, Selena Lopez, Hiileimaikalani Perry and numerous great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Alfred’s life will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 5868 Haua’ala Rd., Keapana Valley from 10 to 11:00 a.m. with fellowship to follow. For information contact Melody Lopez at (808) 271-5235.
Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary/Koloa, Kauai.
Bernardo Corpuz Ancheta
Bernardo Corpuz Ancheta born on July 1, 1921, in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, passed away at the age of 94 on October 2, 2015, at Garden Island Health Care. He was a World War II Veteran SFC E-5 that worked for McBryde Plantation for 32 years and continued with the Grand Hyatt Hotel for another 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Ancheta of Kalaheo; sons, Stanley Ancheta of Kalaheo and Floyd (Celia) Ancheta of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter, Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Vickers of Fayetteville, Georgia; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Remedios R. Ancheta of Mililani, Hawaii.
Bernardo is preceded in death by his son, Rex Ancheta and parents, Florentino and Susana Corpuz Ancheta.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will be from 8 to 9:45 a.m. with Mass to begin at 10:15 a.m. Burial will follow and be held at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. All are welcome to join the family back at Holy Cross Church Social Hall in Kalaheo for a luncheon after the burial.
The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Eileen N. Buza
Eileen N. Buza of Las Vegas, Nevada (formerly of Kekaha, Kauai) passed away on September 23, 2015, at the age of 72. She was born on September 5, 1943, in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii.
She was a Veteran: Active Duty in the U.S. Army and with Kauai’s Air National Guard. She also was a Radar Operator at PMRF, Barking Sands on Kauai and retired as a GRA at Palace Station Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Preceded in death by her parents, Juan “Johnny” Buza and Leonara Baldomero; brothers, John Gary Buza and Kinsley Guillen.
Eileen is survived by her three daughters, Sherry (Al) Emayo, Kekaha, Selena Camat, Cindy (Bojay) Camat-Toki and one son, Gordon “Sonny” (Renise) Camat, Las Vegas; sisters, Sharolyn (Malcolm) Kight, Kapaa and Corliss Griep, Hilo; brothers, Leslie and Lance Guillen, Oahu as well as 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on October 24, 2015, 9 a.m. at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha.
Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. It was Mom’s request to return back home to Las Vegas.
Jace Al “Moochie” Monroid of Hanamaulu passed away at home on October 5, 2015, at the age of 61. He was born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii on January 27, 1954. Jace worked at Kauai Surf as a cook and Wilcox Memorial Hospital kitchen as a receiving clerk.
He was preceded in death by his father, Al Monroid.
Jace is survived by his mother, Lucy Monroid of Hanamaulu; two sisters, Holly (Derek) Lopes of Hanamaulu and Stacey (Errol) Gabourel of Illinois; nephews, Vincent Lopes and Darrin Lopes; niece, Leann Lopes; grand nephews, Kaysen and Ridge Lopes; numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Monroid family with arrangements.
Louisa Haruno (Apduhan) Tanigawa was born February 19, 1929, in Waimea.
She passed away peacefully on October 6, 2015, at the age of 86 at Wilcox Hospital.
She was the wife of the late Kenji Tanigawa. She was a housewife and also worked at the Sheraton Waiohai Hotel.
Louisa is survived by her sons, Clarence (June) Tanigawa of Wailua, Kauai, Jesse (Talu) Tanigawa of Hanapepe, Kauai; daughter, Rosalind (Carl) Figueroa of Columbia, Maryland; four grandchildren, Eric (Whitney) Tanigawa, Joanna (Devin) Daligdig, Cijay (Amanda) Tanigawa, Louisa Tanigawa; as well as her three great-grandchildren, Evan Daligdig, Marie Daligdig and Ian Tanigawa.
Services for Louisa Tanigawa will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Kekaha Assembly of God. You may visit with the family at 9 to 10:30 a.m. with services to follow.