Obituaries for July 5, 2016

• Brian Frank Lopes • Gordon ‘Kealoha’ Saffery

Brian Frank Lopes

Brian Frank Lopes, 50, of Lihue, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children at Straub Hospital on June 19, 2016. He was born in Kailua, Oahu, Oct. 2, 1965 and grew up in Lihue.

Brian is preceded in death by father, Frank Lopes Jr., maternal grandparents, Frank & Eleanor Carlos of Kailua, Oahu, and fraternal grandparents, Frank & Rose Lopes of Kailua, Oahu.

Survived by loving wife Michelle, beloved children, sons, Tyler Lopes, Bradley Lopes, Kapono Lopes, Nainoa Lopes, and daughter Kamaile Lopes. Also, Kaina Christian, Kelani Griep, Jordan Lee & Lono Montgomery.

Mother, Maureen Lopes of Lihue, sisters, Deanne “Candy” (Mike) Lind of Wailua Homesteads, Sheri (Tom) Maier of Washington, Roxanne (Dave) Daugherty of California, Maile (Ira) Silva of Lihue & brother Darin (Marie) Lopes of Lihue, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins. Father in law: Lambert Aqui of Kapaa & mother-in-law Joan Cliff of Poipu.

Brian is a graduate of Kauai High School & U.H. Hilo. A handy man by trade, he was a very good & hard worker, very friendly & always smiling. Brian was such a good & loving father to all his children and a loving & wonderful husband. We have many wonderful memories of him which we all will cherish.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary at 3168 Poipu Rd, Koloa. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Services start at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park.

The Lopes Family requests casual attire.

Gordon ‘Kealoha’ Saffery

Gordon “Kealoha” Saffery of Princeville, Kaua’i Hawaii passed away on June 24, 2016 at the age of 61 Born on Feb. 17, 1955 on the island of Kaua’i.

He was previously employed with Princeville Operating Company.

Preceded in death by his parents Jack and Irene “Jenny” Saffery, Brothers Joe Mersberg and Calvin Saffery Sister Georgette “Mapuana” Harrison Survived by sisters Milwarde “Nani” Metcalf, Vallendee (Fred) Wong, Rose Angeles Sister in law Tamar (Kamala) Mersberg and his Hanai sisters Pauline and Lorraine Harada Brothers Jack and Lewelyn Fischer Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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