Obituaries for April 17, 2016

Obituaries for April 17, 2016

Irvin Cabreros Cadiz

Irvin Cabreros Cadiz of Kapaa passed away on Feb. 27, 2016, at the age of 30. He was born in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, on July 14, 1985, and worked at Plantation Hale as a houseman and a utility worker at St. Regis Hotel.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Aquilino and Brigida Cadiz.

Irvin is survived by one son, Irvin Cadiz Jr.; one daughter, Chaira Cadiz; father, Irineo Cadiz of Honolulu; mother, Ligaya Cabreros of Hanamaulu; three brothers, Jonathan (Mia) Cadiz, Michael Cadiz, Arvin Lomboy; two sisters, Jennifer (Roland) Cuellar, Sherrie Lomboy; companion, Charlotte Domingo; numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, one niece and one nephew.

A celebration of Irvin’s life will be held on April 30, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

Kenneth ‘Buddy’ T. Perreira

Kenneth “Buddy” T. Perreira of Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on April 4, 2016, at the age of 88.

Born on Aug. 19, 1927, in Kalaheo he was employed with the County of Kauai.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isadore and Sophie Perreira; wife, Claire Perreira; and brother, Paul Perreira.

He is survived by daughter, Roxanne (Scotty) Vidinha; son, Kenneth “Teddy” (Lynn) Perreira; sisters, Ethel Vierra, Barbara (Lynwood) Boynton, Agnes “Aggie” Perreira; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life will be April 23, 2016, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, visitation at 9 a.m., Mass to be celebrated at 10.

Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

Erinia ‘Mama Kahu’ V. Figaroa

Erinia “Mama Kahu” V. Figaroa of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on April 8, 2016, at the age of 81.

Born on Jan. 28, 1935, in Kukuiula Camp, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents, Francisco and Primitiva Villanida; husband, Joseph Figaroa Jr.; and son, Patrick Figaroa.

She is survived by daughters, Conchita “Ino” Rudy Schumacher, Las Vegas, Cynthia Young, Lihue, Veronica “Roni” (Abraham) Ramson Jr., Anahola, Lisa (Russell Sr.) Moody, Kapaa, Wanda Dawson, Hilo, Rosalind Figaroa, Lihue; sons, Robert (Joann) Figaroa Sr., Anahola, Bryan (Anna) Figaroa, Maui; brother, Johnson (Sharon) Villanida, Kalaheo; sister, Brenda (Stuart) Braun, Kapaa; 32 grandchildren and 77 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grand-children; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may meet with the family on April 29, 2016. Visitation at 9 a.m.; service at 10 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Loisann Kehaulani Kaiwi

Loisann Kehaulani Kaiwi of Anahola, Kauai, formerly of Kaneohe, Oahu, passed away at the age of 67. She was born on Jan. 23, 1949, in Honolulu.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Annie Tilton; husband, Mikela Kaiwi; brothers, Leeanda, Louis, Leonard, Frederick Tilton; and sister, Lucille Kaluna.

She is survived by sons, Michael “Mike” Kaiwi, Seattle, Washington, Jefferey “Manu” (Stacey) Kaiwi, Kaneohe, Oahu; daughters, Kehaulani (Ellsworth) Kaiwi, Hanamaulu, Kauai, Mapuana (Willard) Pa, Anahola, Kauai, Sachiko (Preston) Kaiwi, Anahola, Kauai; hanai daughters, Sandy Shintani, Kendra Woodbridge; brothers, Thomas (Annette) Tilton, Kaneohe, Oahu, Leslie (Yolanda) Tilton, Kaneohe, Oahu, Leighton (Marjorie) Tilton, Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Lavern Smith, Kaneohe, Oahu; 11 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Celebration of Life April 30, 2016, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel. Visitation at 10 a.m.; service 11.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Rose Ku’upualeilani Niau Mawae

Rose Ku’upualeilani Niau Mawae of Kekaha passed away at the age of 74 on April 13, 2016, at home.

Born on Sept. 17, 1941, in Pu’uwai, Ni’ihau, she was a kupuna for the Department of Education.

She was preceded in death by husband, Levi P. Mawae Sr.; Kapena Bridges; and Kolonahe Mawae.

Rose is survived by her sons, Levi P. Mawae (Loel) Jr. of Lihue, James K. (Nanea) Mawae of Wisconsin; daughters, Tina (Mike) Girod of Kekaha, Rose Kanahele of Kekaha, Bernice L. (Steve) Schiller of Wisconsin, Princess K. (John) Mawae of Honolulu, Maryleen U. Mawae of Lihue, Lurline L. Mawae of Wisconsin; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Sonny A. Niau of Kekaha; sister, Florence N. (Nicholas) Niau of Kalihi, Oahu; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephew, cousins.

Private services were held. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Milaine Hatsue Medeiros

Milaine Hatsue Medeiros of Omao, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on Feb. 5, 2016, at the age of 57.

Born on Jan. 28, 1959, in Honolulu, Oahu, she was employed at Dondero’s Restaurant at The Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa.

She is survived by husband, Michael Medeiros; sons, Brian (Wendy) Medeiros and Russell Medeiros; father, Edmund Haitsuka; mother, Elaine Haitsuka; brothers, Bryan (Regina “Nan”) Haitsuka, and Edmond Walter (Nancy) Haitsuka; sisters, Tammy (Frank) Severance and Bobbi (James) Lyman; grandsons, Braeden Medeiros, Wyatt Medeiros; aunties and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends.

Celebration of Life private.

Arrangement by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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