Obituaries for May 15, 2016

Ali’ikapeka ‘Rebecca’ Alapai Beato Laureta Trinidad Sr. • Alfonso Mendoza Sr.

Ali’ikapeka ‘Rebecca’ Alapai

Ali’ikapeka “Rebecca” Alapai of Kapaa passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on May 8, 2016, at the age of 98. She was born in Wainiha, Kauai, Hawaii on April 24, 1918, and was a dedicated homemaker.

Becky is survived by two daughters, Leialoha Ahmoi Kawamura of Kapaa, Kealoha Alapai-Rita (Darin Rita) of Kalaheo; three sons, Joseph Alapai Jr. of Kapaa, Eddie (Valerie) Alapai of Oregon, Duane (Darcy) Alapai of Iowa; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion with visitation from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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

Beato Laureta Trinidad Sr.

Beato Laureta Trinidad Sr. of Kalaheo passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on April 18, 2016, at the age of 87. He was born in Bangued, Abra, Philippines on Aug. 22, 1928, and retired from Lihue Airport as a security guard.

Beato is survived by his wife, Magdalena Trinidad; two sons, Beato (Gloria) Trinidad Jr., Caesar (Lani) Trinidad; three daughters, Emma Sacdalan, Arlene Turqueza, Juliet Trinidad; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Holy Cross Church with visitation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Alfonso Mendoza Sr.

Alfonso Mendoza Sr. of Kekaha, born on Oct. 22, 1944, in BRGY #30 Cardaratan, Bacarra Ilocos Norte, Philippines, passed away at the age of 71 on May 9, 2016, at KVMH.

He is survived by his wife, Julita Daligcon Mendoza; two sons, Alex (Kaori) Mendoza in Colorado and Alfonso (Rochelle) Mendoza Jr. of Kekaha; two daughters, Almarie (Tobin) Teruya in Colorado and Rosie (Eric) Factora in Honolulu; five grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Jaime (Lovelyn) Yadao and Joven (Colleen) Bautista; half-sister, Florencia Balualua of Kaumakani; two sisters-in-law, Judy (Nirun Ruanjai) Yadao of Kekaha and Betty Mendoza in California and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at noon with services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at the Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Gloria Susanne Medeiros

Gloria Susanne Medeiros of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 10, 2016, at the age of 72. She was born on Kauai on April 25, 1944, and retired from Home Depot as a phone operator.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Preston Lee Makana Ramson; sister, Martha Proulx; and brother, Augustine Palacio.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Ernest Medeiros of Lihue; three daughters, Christina Medeiros (David Arzadon) of Lihue and her children, Jessica Calves, Jaerene Medeiros and Jacie Fabro; Gina Ramson of Kalaheo and her son, Skyler (Kyra) Ramson and his children, Zyrah Lee Kalena Ramson and Relyx Makana Ramson; Laurenne (Dyke) Nishimori of Lihue and her children, Seanna-Lynn (Ashley) Apana-Medeiros, Shania-Leigh Nishimori and Shai Nishimori; son, Ernest L. (Sue) Medeiros of Washington and his son, Eric Rivera-Medeiros; siblings, Edward (Marie) Palacio of New Jersey, Ernest Palacio of Oklahoma, Theresa (Kennedy) Luis of Eleele, Dennis (Carlina) Palacio of Eleele, Fred Palacio of Maui, Shirleen Palacio of Eleele, Elisa Cline of Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

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

Harriett Yachiyo Kahihikolo

Harriett Yachiyo Kahihikolo of Honolulu passed away at the age of 78 at Straub Hospital in Honolulu on April 2, 2016. She was a retired tour escort for Maritz Co.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Kahihikolo Jr.; parents, Fusaichi and Lillian Yamasaki; sister, Patsy Moromisato.

Harriet is survived by her companion, Robert Kaneshiro of Oahu; son, Victor (Rona Miura) Sasaki of Lihue and daughter, Esther (Kent) Yamauchi of Omao; brother, Keith (Diane) Yamasaki of Kaneohe and sister, Joan (Robert) Ouye of Marina, California; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on May 21, 2016, at Aloha Church located in Lihue, Kauai. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. with service to follow.

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