Obituaries for June 1, 2016

• Gladys ‘Aunty Lani’ Costa-Ayres • Gaylord Moanalii Holi • Robert Stanley Rita Sr. • Hiram Milvet Kamakea Hee • Clemente Ceballos • Joseph Punilei Manini, Sr. • Alvin S. Perreira • Jocelyn Morretino • Nancy Spencer Finley • Dolores M. Dugan

Gladys ‘Aunty Lani’ Costa-Ayres

Gladys “Aunty Lani” Costa-Ayres of Koloa, passed away at the age of 81. on May 2, 2016 in Koloa. Born in Kawaihau on Jan. 24, 1935, she was a tour bus driver.

She is precede in death by her husband, John Costa-Ayres; parents, Roberto Saladaga and Della Adolpho; daughter, Wendy Leinani Rosare; and son, Chuck K. Rosare.

Gladys is survived by her sons, Joey Rosare of Koloa, Corey (Kathy) Rosare of Kalaheo, and Terry Rosare of Kauai; daughters, JaNell (Pinko) Efhan of Koloa, Lynn Rosare of Arizona, Merleigh (Bert) Motooka of Maui, and Taryn Rosare of Arizona; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; one brother, George Saladaga of the United States; sisters, Gussie Schumacher of Puhi, Theresa Yoshioka of Lihue, ad Maile Cansibog of Oahu; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Latter Day Saints Church of Jesus Christ in Kalaheo. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. with services beginning at 11 a.m. A burial will then be followed at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Aloha attire is requested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Gaylord Moanalii Holi

Gaylord Moanalii Holi, 63, of Papeek Tahiti & Hanapepe, Kauai passed away on May 23, 2016.

Services and burial were held in Arue, Tahiti. He was the owner of Paradise Tours.

He is survived by his wife and business associate, Lila, daughters, Tiare (William) Yazot & Johanna Holi.

Survived in Hawaii by brothers, Nolan, sisters, Wilma, Gwen, Belle Kaiwi, Mona Joy & Harrietta (Zachary) Helm, & aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Preceded in death by parents Solomon & Olga Kali Holi & brother, Lorrin D.K Holi.

He was the grandfather of Tommy, Shaun, Mark, Naomey & Kinolei.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Port Allen Small Boat Harbor & Clubhouse. Service begins at 10 a.m. with paina to follow.

Robert Stanley Rita Sr.

Robert Stanley Rita Sr. of Kalaheo, passed away at the age of 76 on May 9, 2016 at his home in Kalaheo. Born on Nov. 24, 1939 in Koloa, he was a retired heavy equipment operator.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Helen Rita; and brother, Patrick Allen Rita.

Stanley is survived by his sons, Robert (Kathy) Rita Jr. of Honolulu and Michael (Kristi) Rita of Kalaheo; daughters, Corinna (Charles) Lopez of Kalaheo, and Darlene Rita of Kalaheo; seventeen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister Maryann McKee of Texas; sister-in-law, Roberta Rita of Kalaheo; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Mass begins at 11 a.m. and a Celebration of Stanley’s Life will be followed at Darryl Kaneshiro’s Omao Ranch on Koloa Road; one mile west from Koloa Town or one mile east from the Kaumualii Highway Lawai Intersection.

The family requests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Hiram Milvet Kamakea Hee

Hiram Milvet Kamakea Hee Sr. of Kapaa passed away on May 16, 2016, at the age of 83. He was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii Island on Feb. 15, 1933, and retired from the Engineering Department with Pono Kai Condos.

Preceded in death by his wife, Theodora “Leimoni” Hee; daughter, Hiralene Johnson; parents; Hiram Milvet Hee and Matilda Malaka Thomas.

Hiram is survived by his children, Henry Keawehawaii (Grace) Hee of Kauai, Winifred “Lei” (Kalani) Cotner of Virginia, Hiram “Mil” (Amy) Hee Jr. of California, Bernice “Kee-Lan” (David) Lambert of Arizona, Wesley Keawe Hee of Kauai, Kehaulani Hee of Kauai; son-in-law, Scott Johnson of Kauai; 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended Ohana.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Kauai Memorial Gardens with Graveside services beginning at 11 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Hee family with arrangements.

Clemente Ceballos

Clemente Ceballos, 88 of Kekaha, passed away at his home on May 16, 2016. Born on March 15, 1928 in Waimea, He served in the U.S. Army and the Army National guard. He retired from his career as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and troubleshooter for Waimea Mill and Kekaha Sugar Company.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marcelino and Apolonia Ceballos; siblings, Francisco “Kikoy” Ceballos, Euphemia “Sally” Edayan; Lorenzo “Tining” Ceballos; his twin sons, John Felomino and Joseph Marcelino Ceballos and his nephews, Clyde Edayan, Donald Ceballos and Francisco Ceballos, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Batis Ceballos of Kekaha; children, Leslie Paul Ceballos of Kekaha, Estelle Marie (Ronald) Parages of Ewa Beach, Lisa May (Thomas) Moreno of Kekaha; Lyle Christopher (Cyndi) Ceballos of Waimea; sister, Benigna “Betty” Parraga of Kalaheo; grandchildren, Rochelle (Brad) Hashimoto; Brendan (Teresa) Parages; Thomas “TJ” (Yeon Jung Joo “Lily”) Moreno Jr. ; Alisha (Peyton) Siliado; Tina (Ronald Tolentino) Moreno; Melissa (Kama Woolsey) Moreno; Brian Ceballos; Bradley Ceballos; Bergen Ceballos; great-grandchildren, Shaelin, Braden, Ethan, and Leighann Hashimoto; Riley, Aundrea, and Zhephania Parages; Justin and Sarah Moreno; Ariell, Peyton III, and Neyton Siliado; Kayden Tolentino; Shyah, Jordyn, and Nyjah Moreno-Woolsey; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church in Waimea. Rosary at 8 a.m., Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. with Mass at 11 a.m. and burial to follow at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Casual or Aloha attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements are handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Joseph Punilei Manini, Sr.

Joseph Punilei Manini, Sr., 85 of Waimea, Kauai passed on from this life on May 4, 2016. Joseph was born in Makaweli Valley, Kauai. Joseph retired from Gay & Robinson in 1994 after 47 years of service where he was a heavy machine operator.

During his lifetime he also ran successful small businesses including as a horse shoer, Hawaiian saddle maker, cesspool pumper, taro/watercress farmer, and rancher. Joseph was installed into the Paniolo Hall of Fame in 2005.

Joseph is preceded in death by wife, Beverly Ann Curtis Manini; son, Hokulani Luther Manini; father, Benjamin Pinehaka Punilei Manini, Sr.; mother, Gertrude Leimomi Mākuaʻole Robinson; sister, Agnes Leimomi Makanani; and brother, Benjamin Pinehaka Punilei Manini, Jr.

Joseph is survived by seven children, sons Joseph, Jr., Elwood, and Eben; daughters Yvonne Keoho, Erna Kamibayashi, Clorinda Manini-Fiso, and Bonnyjean Manini; sister, Laynette Bukoski; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kekaha Ward. Located at 4587 Amakihi Rd, Kekaha. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Services: 11 a.m.

Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Alvin S. Perreira

Alvin S. Perreira of Kalaheo, passed away on May 21, 2016 in Lihue. Born on Dec. 10, 1927, he was a Sugar Plantation worker for McBryde Sugar.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Ventura); parents, Joseph and Elvira Perreira; brothers, Tony, Manuel, and George; and sisters, Angie and Francis.

Alvin is survived by his daughters, Carole (Ray) Reynon of Honoka’a, Judy (Thomas) Batis of Kekaha, and Heidi (Daniel) Perreira-Degracia of Kalaheo; gandchildren, Dawne Basconcillo, Thomas “TJ” Batis, Leah Reynon, Kolomana (Brandon) Jacintho, Kanawai Perreira Hose, Kierien Jacintho, Dream Corr-Rita, and Harmony Corr-Rita; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with services to follow at 10:30 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and the family requests no flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Jocelyn Morretino

Jocelyn Morretino of Koloa, born Nov. 18, 1971 passed April 26, 2016. Originally from Anaheim, Calif., Jocelyn attended Rubidoux HIgh School and Riverside Community College. Once on Kauai she worked at Shell Vacation Club where she sold time share.

Jocelyn is preceded in death by Margaret Morretino, Pamela Morretino and Tama Morretino.

Jocelyn is survived by her son Trenton Olson; husband Tyler Swails; father Sam Morretino; mother Valerie Straw; bothers Sammy Morretino, Kenny Morretino and Michael Morretino; sisters Allison Whitacre and Heather Strong; along with numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and countless friends.

A celebration of life will be held at Poipu Beach Park on Friday June 3 at 11 a.m. I look forward to hearing back from you. Allison.

Nancy Spencer Finley

Nancy Spencer Finley of Koloa, went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2016 in Lihue, Hawaii at the age of 58. Nancy’s passion was working with children alongside her husband, inspiring hundreds, sharing the love of Jesus for many years.

Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at Kauai Christian Fellowship in Koloa on June 4, 2016, 9 to 11 a.m.

Nancy was born in Rochester New York to Bernard & Caroline Spencer on July 25, 1957. She went to Pomona High School in Ontario, CA and graduated in 1976. She worked for GTE in Ontario, before moving to San Diego in 1990, then to Hawaii in 1995 where she enjoyed a career as a real estate agent.

Nancy is survived by her husband Tom Finley; daughter Fallon Finley; son Taylor Finley; son Bryce Johnson; granddaughter Lena Sofia Hundhammer, and sister Donna Spencer.

Family requests In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of Nancy’s passions, India missions. Donation Checks may be made to Kauai Christian Fellowship. (India mission in Memo)

Dolores M. Dugan

Dolores M. Dugan, 89, passed away on May 28, 2016, in Boise, Idaho. Dolores had just returned to Boise after living for the past 24 years on her beloved Island of Kauai. She was born on May 8, 1927 in Frazee, Minnesota to Ann and Harold Rathbun.

Dolores grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Humbolt High School in 1945. After high school she attended Bethesda School of Nursing through the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp., graduating with an RN Degree in 1948. Dolores worked for 9 years with the American Red Cross Blood Services traveling throughout western Idaho and eastern Oregon and Washington. She also worked as a clean-up volunteer with the Lihue Lutheran Church on Kauai following Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

Dolores married Kenneth Dugan on May 17, 1947. Ken was ordained into the Lutheran ministry in 1952. Ken and Dolores served their first church in New York (Brooklyn) for 5 years after which they then moved to Sandakan North Borneo and served as missionaries. They also served for 18 years at a parish in Port Orchard, Washington before moving to Boise, Idaho in 1978. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho and Lihue Lutheran Church in Lihue, Kaua’i.

Dolores is survived by her son, Timothy Dugan of Portland, Oregon; her son, Kevin Dugan of Portland, Oregon; her son, Jeffrey Dugan of San Jose, California; her daughter, Lisa (Mark) Olberding of Boise, Idaho; her grandchildren, Shannon, Jennifer, Kristi, Kiera and Krysta; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Dolores was at home on the Island of Kaua’i and this is where she will be laid to rest by her family. Her ashes will be placed at Lihue Lutheran Church and scattered in Hanalei Bay.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The Dorcas Society at Lihue Lutheran Church, 4602 Hoomana Road, Lihue, HI 96766.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Dolores’ memorial webpage at

We love you Mom, “A hui hou kakou – aloha nui loa”


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