Obituaries for August 19, 2016

• Dalsay Keuma • Helen Tay • Eric Loy Dang

Dalsay Keuma

Dalsay Layne Namolokama Keuma of Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on July 30, 2016 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 63. Born on January 2, 1953 in Waimea, Kauai he was a laborer for Kauai Commercial Trucking Company.

Preceded in death by his father, John Keuma; mother Jennie Kahalekoma Keuma; brothers, Wilton and Daniel Keuma; Father-in-law, Edward C. Rita Sr.; brother-in-law Edward Rita Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Verlynn “Lindy” Keuma, Waimea; daughters, Stacy (James) DeBenedetti, California; Dayne Keuma, California; Tasha “Toots” (Nanette) Keuma, Waimea; sons, Tyson (Delphine) Keuma, Colorado; Tarryn “Mana” (Jen) Keuma, Kalaheo; Sisters, Donna “Manu” (Dennis) Tokuoka, Maui; Charlene (Dave) Kerwin, Hawaii; brothers, Eldon “Kaulei” (Joyce) Kahalekomo, Indiana; Keenan (Susan) Keuma, Lihue; Shyronjon “Kainoa” (Lani) Keuma, Hanapepe; Frank (Laura) Keuma, California; DeLayne (Glennis) Pai, Hanapepe, 13 grandchildren, Abigail DeBenedetti, Haylie DeBenedetti, Zoey DeBenedetti, Noelani Martinez, Napua Martinez, Kelii Martinez, Kuuipo Martinez, Kylen Keuma, Jayden Keuma, Kylie Keuma, Kyleah Keuma, Siah Keuma-Poole, Skylar Poole, numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Friends may visit with the family from 9am-10:30am, Service to begin at 10:30am-11:30am. Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Helen Tay

Helen Heng Tay passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 70 on Aug. 16, 2016 in Hanapepe, Hawaii after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was a talented seamstress, savvy businesswoman, loyal friend, proud mother and loving wife.

Born in Singapore, one of seven children, she immigrated to Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii to be with her high school sweetheart Tony (Tee) Tay in 1972. They moved to Kauai in 1976 and built a life for their new family and opening of Mariko’s in Hanapepe.

She is survived by her husband Tony and sons, Elroy and Clifton.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai. Visitation with the family will be from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. with service to follow from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Casual attire requested, but no red please.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research ( in memoriam of Helen Tay.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Eric Loy Dang

Eric Loy Dang of Lihue passed away peacefully at the age of 68 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland on July 20, 2016. Born on Oahu on July 5, 1948 he was a retired retail manager for F.W Woolworth stores.

He is preceded in death by his father Raymond T. Dang.

Eric is survived by his wife Eldene Dang, mother Chin Hee Dang, brothers Raymond S.L (Audrey) Dang, Philip ( Bevra) Dang, Steve (Deborah) Dang and sister Liane (Ken) Sloan, numerous nieces & nephews.

Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at the Lihue United Church in Pua Loke. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with service at 10 a.m. Casual attire is suggested. Family requests no flowers.


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