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Obituaries for April 29, 2016

• Lloyd Chester Chong • Hilda Marjorie Apaka • Richard Merlin Link • Eddie Lara Sr. • Alexander Bagayan Dupitas

Lloyd Chester Chong

Lloyd Chester Chong of Honolulu passed away at the age of 67 on March 8, 2016 in Sacramento California. He was born on October 24, 1948 in Waimea Kauai. He was an Honorable Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Joseph Chong, Mother, Margaret Woo Duncan and Sister Iris Hernandez.

Lloyd is survived by his brothers Walter Chong and Gary Chong of California, sisters Sandra Kaui of Kauai and Debra Soto of Honolulu, & numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Hanapepe Veteran’s Pavilion; services will begin at 9 a.m.

Arrangements were handled by Sierra Foothills in Sacramento, California.

Hilda Marjorie Apaka

Hilda M. Apaka of Lihue, Hawai’i, passed away at Hale Kupuna on April 5, 2016 at the age of 88. Born on Dec. 31, 1927, in Lihue, Hawai’i, 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 a.m. Interment will be followed at Kaua’i Memorial Gardens.

The family requests casual attire and flowers are being omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Richard Merlin Link

Richard Merlin Link passed away at his home on April 23, 2016 at the age of 82. Born on Feb. 10, 1934 in Sidney, Ohio, he was a Budget Analyst with PMRF and a Marine Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence A. Link and Zenith I. Link

Richard is survived by his wife, Amelia E. Link; sons, Russell Link and Chris Link of Lihue; daughters, Terry (Franklin) Riopta of Hanamaulu, and Tammy (Raymond) Lopez of Tampa, Florida; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. with services beginning at 5 p.m.

The family requests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Eddie Lara Sr.

Eddie “Pal” Lara Sr. of Kalaheo passed away on April 22, 2016 at the age of 79 in Lihue. Born on Aug. 19, 1936 in Kalaheo, he was a retired Ranch Hand with Kekaha Sugar.

He is preceded in death by his son, Eddie Lara Jr.; parents, Manuel and Alice Lara; brothers, Manuel Jr., Alfonso, and Robert.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Rosalind V. Lara; daughter, Rosanne (David) Shimogawa; grandchildren, Marcus Shimogawa and Gavin (Sheena Raposas) Shimogawa; great-grandchild, NaiaLove Shimogawa; brothers-in-law, Tommy Vierra and Leonard (Lillian) Vierra; sisters-in law, Alberta Lara and Kathleen (Del) Corral; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10 a.m.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Alexander Bagayan Dupitas

Alexander Bagayan Dupitas of Kekaha, passed away at the age of 60 on April 22, 2016 at Kaua’i Veteran’s Memorial Hospital. Born on Jan. 4, 1956 in Nipaco, Philippines, he was an Army veteran who worked at the Lawai Beach Resort as a night auditor.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rosalina Bagayan Dupitas and Venancio Dupitas.

Alex is survived by his wife, Cora Dupitas; sisters, Rebecca (Promencio) Fernandez of the Philippines, Fely (Virgilio) Cacal of Kekaha, Melba (Boy) Manlapig of New Jersey, Yoly (Rudy) Barcelona of London, and Brenda (Benny) Velasco of Kekaha; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wake services will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 a.m.

The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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