Obituaries for April 26, 2016

• Albert Wesley Umphrey • Hilda Marjorie Apak

Albert Wesley Umphrey

Albert Wesley Umphrey of Koloa, Kauai, departed this life to be at home with his Lord and Savior throughout eternity on March 25, 2016, Good Friday, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, due to the injuries that he sustained in an accident on March 8, 2016.

The second son of Eugene and Naomi Umphrey, Albert was born on Feb. 18, 1940, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He was 76 years old. On Nov. 30, 1996, he married Pamela at the Paradise Valley Assembly of God church in Cresco, Pennsylvania, and Pastor Harold Kilborn reunited Albert and Pamela in marriage at The Church at Koloa, in Koloa, Hawaii, on Aug. 25, 2013.

Albert’s survivors include his two sons, Albert W. (Sheryl) Umphrey, Jr., of Arizona, Roger (Lisa) Umphrey, of Pennsylvania, and his daughter, Marsha Umphrey-LaBar, of Pennsylvania, to whom he was devoted, from his first marriage; two stepdaughters, Tantara K. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, and Sonyja O. Rivera of Washington, D.C., his sisters, Patricia (Vince) Snyder, of Pennsylvania, and Joyce Irish, of Florida, live on. He leaves behind six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

His parents, Eugene and Naomi Umphrey, preceded Albert in death, as well as his older brother, Eugene Umphrey, brother-in-law, Jack Irish, and his great-grandson, Leif Timothy Umphrey.

As a child, Albert accepted the Lord as his Savior, was industrious and hardworking, and his beautiful blue eyes were the color of the sky and cornflowers.

His wife wishes to extend her gratitude to all of the medical personnel, professionals, and to Albert and Pamela’s church family, The Church at Koloa, for their love, support, and condolences in his final days.

In his honor, a memorial service will be announced shortly.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Hilda Marjorie Apaka

Hilda Marjorie Apaka of Lihue, Hawaii, passed away at Hale Kupuna on April 5, 2016, at the age of 88. Born on Dec. 31, 1927, in Lihue, Hawaii, she was a retired telephone operator.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Herbert K. Apaka Jr., and Richmond Apaka, and parents, Herbert K. Sr., and Leila Apaka.

Hilda is survived by her brother, Kenneth Apaka of Hilo; sister-in-law, Kimie Apaka; nephews, Cedric K. Apaka, Gaymond (Elena) Apaka, and Lee (Cindy) Apaka; and nieces, Ann (Tony) Whitley, Alana (Mark) Foster, Alison Pomaikai (Durgh) Kane, and Laurel Puanani (Thomas) Costales.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kaiola Canoe Club at Niumalu Park on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services at 10. Interment will be followed at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

The family requests casual attire and flowers are being omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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