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Obituaries for Dec. 16, 2015
Charles Kyung Yup Kim
Charles Kyung Yup Kim of Wailua Homesteads passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Nov. 19, 2015, at the age of 93. He was born in Lihue on April 20, 1922, and retired as a Merchant Marine.
Preceded in death by his parents, Chang Soo Kim and Josephine Kane; siblings, George Kyung Hu Kim, Dinah Kahoowahakalani Kim Titus, Christian Chaney Kealohanalani Goo, Francis Sing Kahaole Hoomanaonui Goo, Josephine Minamina Sai Goo Kawakami, Joseph Kanakahela Goo,
Charles is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Noni Kim Salis; one brother, Hans Tu Goo; caregivers, The Brown Ohana; numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Dec.18, 2015, at First Hawaiian Church in Kapaa with visitation from 9:00 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Luau to follow.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Kim family with arrangements.
Toshio Okiura passed away on Oahu at the age of 95 on Nov. 19, 2015. Born on Jan. 20, 1920, on Kauai, he was an irrigation supervisor with McBryde Sugar Plantation.
He is survived by his wife, Yoshiko Okiura; daughters, Evie Horimoto of Mililani and Stacie Matias of Lawai; two grandchildren, Sherrice (Jack) Munechika and Mark (Kristen) Horimoto; three great-grandchildren, Taytelyn Munechika, Taylee Munechika and Parker Horimoto; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Toshio’s Life will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. with services at 4 p.m.
The family suggests causal attire.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Mary Kaliko Thronas
Mary Kaliko Thronas, lovingly known as “Aunty Mary” was born on Sept. 13, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2015, at the age of 84.
She is preceded in death by her husband Samuel K. Thronas Sr., mother Margaret Kuewa Kilia Risner, father Clifford Risner and sister Lorraine Silvera.
Mary became Chief flight attendant for Aloha Airlines and training instructor. She was the last surviving of the original 4 flight attendants for Aloha Airlines.
Mary played an integral part in the rise of the Democratic Party as a convention delegate since 1961. On November 1, 1970, she was appointed as the Govenor’s Liason to the County of Kauai by the late Governor John A Burns. She continued as the governor’s liaison for Governor George Ariyoshi and Governer John Waihee.
She also served as Chairwoman for the Kauai County Council.
Mary was involved with many organizations and received many community awards. Most recently she was honored by the Zonta Club of Kauai as an Outstanding Leader and Volunteer for 41 years and as a Living Treasure in 2014 by the Kauai Museum.
Mary served on the Board of Directors as an Officer as well as a member of the Stanford Hospital Foundation, the Wilcox Foundation, Kauai Economic Opportunity, Incorporated, St. Catherine’s Church Council Building Fund, The Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation, and Tip Top Motel & Café among others.
She is survived by her children, George (Darlene) Thronas, Samuel Jr. (Iris) Thronas, Earl Thronas and Charmane (Audie) Thronas, sisters Bridget (Paul) Cafferty, Catherine Dyer Bassle (George), brother Thomas (Chris) Risner and brother and sister-in-law Henry and Renee Thronas and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial Services will be held on Dec. 26, 2015, at St. Catherine’s Church at 5021 Kawaihau Road, Kapaa. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with Memorial mass to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Arrangements will be handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Taylor Keolakaho’omana Kanahele-Keamoai
Taylor Keolakaho’omana Kanahele-Keamoai passed away at the age of 24 on Dec. 6, 2015. He was a factory worker at Kauai Coffee for 6 years.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Elsie Haoli Niau-Keamoai; Kama and Lama Kaohelauli’i; Aunties Kauai Keamoai and Debroah Kubo.
Keola is survived by his parents, Chris and Charity “Mano” Kanahele; brothers, Christopher Keolaonalani Kanahele and Chris Napomaikai Kanahele; sister, Tiana Wailama Kanahele; Grandpa Keoki (Virginia) Keamoai of Hanapepe; Aunties, Peggy Kaohelauli’i, Mahealani Kanahele, Nalei Hi’ilei of Hanapepe, Kemamo (Brad) Betts of California and Kaimi Strickland of Kalaheo; hanai brothers, Josh “Kana” Niau-Kanahele of Ele’ele, Waylon Kanahele of Hanapepe; cousins, Jake Kaleohoomana Kaohelaulii of Kekaha, Bryce “Nali’i” Kaohelauli’i, Maka, Mano, Hauoli Keamoai and Kaimilei, Ikaika, and Keoki Strickland; along with numerous cousins, aunties, and uncles.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with services from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.
Casual attire is requested.
Nora Nunes Correia Enos
Nora Nunes Correia Enos of Lihue passed away in Lihue on Dec. 10, 2015, at the age of 91. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Jan. 12, 1924, and was a dedicated homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gareth Enos Sr., parents, Frank and Nancy Chang Correia and brother, Sonny Correia.
Nora is survived by three sons, Gregory (Sharon) Enos of Lihue, Gareth Enos Jr. of Lihue, Genesis Enos of Big Island Hawaii; five grandchildren, Gavin K. Enos, Gaylin I. (Joseph) Pagan, Gregory (Breena) Enos Jr., Genesis K. (Lopaka) Kepo’o, Gabrielle Enos; two great-grandchildren, Linkin Enos and Graycen Enos; two sisters, Rose “Girlie” Smith of Kaneohe, Alma Galbraith of Virginia; two brothers, Frank N. Correia Jr. of Kaneohe, Rudolph “Rudy” Correia of Kaneohe; caregivers, Shirley Negrillo and Ohana; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Enos family with arrangements.
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