Obituaries for Oct. 21, 2016

• Tatiana Taylor Pomaikai Kaneholani • Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Hiroshi Nakazawa • Stanywick Yadao • Dennis A. Evans • Bienvenido Acosta Robles • Audrey Jewel Delos Santos • Cheryl Moana Marie Medina • Margaret Lorraine Brun

Tatiana Taylor Pomaikai Kaneholani

Tatiana Taylor Pomaikai Kaneholani of San Francisco, CA, died at home on Oct. 12, 2016, at the age of 55. She was born on Jan. 14, 1961, in Lihue, Hawaii. She was a receptionist, office manager and executive assistant for Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center before liver cancer ended her ability to work.

Tatiana grew up in Kapaa, Kauai. She was a cheerleader at Kapaa High School, attended UH, and later San Diego State University (M.A., major in Communications). In 1998, she moved to San Francisco, CA, where she was active in the Hawaiian cultural community and a Kumu Hula for The Ladies of Passion and Halau Hula O Ke Ala I Ka Pono.

Tatiana is preceded in death by her father, Herbert Kelii Kaneholani Sr.; mother, Elizabeth Sarah Kaneholani; brothers Herbert, Harry, David, George and Jerry Kaneholani; and sister, Rosemary Sanay.

Tatiana is survived by her husband Terry (aka: Albert) Ryan, of San Francisco, CA; hanai sons Ryan Fuimaono of San Francisco and Ronald Sese of New York City; brothers John (Leila) Kaneholani, Billy Kaneholani, Daniel (Evangaline) Kaneholani and Clement (Sarah) Kaneholani, all of Anahola; sisters, Olinda Higashi of Anahola, Midge Asai and Miriam “Honey Girl” Kupihea of Kapaa, Olandra Kaleiohi of Lihue; sister-in-laws Charolette Kaneholani, Star Kaneholani, Cheryl Kaneholani and Noreen Kaneholani; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for Tatiana will be held on Nov. 12, 2016, from noon to 2 p.m., at Brisbane Marina (Sierra Point), 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane, CA 94005. Aloha attire is suggested. Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket for the outdoor event, a favorite potluck dish to share, and a table for food if you have one. Mahalo nui loa!

A Celebration of Life for Tatiana is in the planning stage for Kauai early in 2017. Contact family members and friends on Facebook for details.

Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Hiroshi Nakazawa

Ronald “Ronnie” Hiroshi Nakazawa, 74, of Kilauea, Kauai, passed away on Sept. 17, 2016, at his home in Kilauea, Kauai.

Born on Dec.2, 1941, he was an alarm installer.

He was, preceded in death by parents Katsumi and Kimie Nakazawa; sister Yuriko Nakazawa; and nephew Joseph (Joey) Nakazawa.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Nakazawa; son, Ronald Nakazawa, Jr.; daughter, Kimie (Wendal Olanalan, Jr.) Nakazawa; granddaughters, Alyssa Nakazawa, Siani Olanolan and Starry Olanolan; three brothers, Edward (Nelia) Nakazawa, John “Jackie” (Faith) Nakazawa and Harold (Pat) Nakazawa; three sisters, Betsey Tanaka, Grace Nakazawa and Nancy Nakazawa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Service to follow.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

Stanywick Yadao

Stanywick “Uncle Stan” Nawahine Alejandro Yadao of Hanamaulu passed away at the age of 77 on Oct. 8, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born June 5, 1939, he was a retired cultivation supervisor with Kekaha Sugar Company. After 26 years at the sugar plantation, he went on to the State Department of Harbors Division and also worked at Mahelona Hospital in the Maintenance Department. He was an avid fisherman in his younger days and later became a well-liked musician not only for his church but the local community as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leandro and Helen Yadao; daughter, Helena Oyamot; sister, Agnes Mahinai; brothers, Stanley Yadao, William (Uncle Willy) Yadao; father-in-law, Robert Rego; and sister-in-law, Caroline Rego.

Uncle Stan is survived by his wife, Marie Yadao of Hanamaulu; four daughters, Tammy (Teddy) Perreira, Stanette (Melvin) Kua, Kimberly (Errol) Lanning and Lori Marugame (Abraham Kahalekomo); one son, Kevin Marugame; one son-in-law, Malcolm Oyamot; one brother-in-law, Larry (Barbara) Rego; mother-in-law, Frances Rego; three brothers, Daniel Doronio, Wesley (Karen) Yadao and Rueben (Agnes) Doronio; eight sisters, Peke Doronio, Bernice Ragragola, Grace Hislop, Evelyn (Valeriano) Olores, Amore Camara, Nora (Cippy) Ragocos, Nicia (James) Mcgihon and Becky (Bill) Noon; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. with a Celebration of Life and Mass at 10 a.m.

Florals omitted but leis welcome.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Dennis A. Evans

Dennis A. Evans passed away on Sept. 29, 2016, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 81. Born on April 30, 1935, in Denver, Colorado, he was a consulting geotechnical engineer for DA Evans Inc.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Taylor, and father, Vincent Evans.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Karen Evans; his beloved dog, Tiny; sons, Michael (Gretchen) Evans of Baltimore, Maryland, David (Barbara) Evans of Tampa, Florida, Kenneth Evans of Patton, California, and Ryan Nomura of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughters, Patrice (David) Lewis of Villa Park, California, Julie Elm of San Clemente, California, and Lauren Nomura of Honolulu, Hawaii; nine grandchildren; one sister, Denise (Joe) Visintine of St. Louis, Missouri; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Bienvenido Acosta Robles

Bienvenido Robles passed away on Oct 1, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Born on Feb. 7, 1935, in Bacarra, San Simon Barangay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he worked for Lihue Plantation.

He was, preceded in death by his parents Tomas Sr. and Feliciana Robles; wife, Rosalina Agpaoa Robles; brothers, Buenaflor Robles Sr. and Imperial Robles; sister Gloria Agcaoili; and hanai-sister Maxima Camelo.

He is survived by his children, Richard Robles of Kauai, Christine (Anthony) Basuil of California, and Donna Robles of Oregon; brother, Tomas Robles Jr.; and sisters Erlinda Agcaoili and Bonnie Balbin.

Celebration of Life Wake Service will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, 8 to 10 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Koloa. Burial to follow at St. Raphael Cemetery, Koloa.

Audrey Jewel Delos Santos

Audrey Jewel Delos Santos passed away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2016. Audrey was born on July 31, 2003, in Lihue, Hawaii. She was home schooled by Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School teachers.

Audrey is survived by her parents, Arden and Jennifer Delos Santos; her two younger sisters, Aliyah Jade Delos Santos and Angela Gem Delos Santos; her maternal grandparents, Julio and Gloria Calano; and many aunties, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Erlinda Delos Santos, Cristina Delos Santos and Jose Delos Santos.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

Cheryl Moana Marie Medina

Cheryl Moana Marie Medina of Puhi passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 28, 2016, at the age of 46. She was born in Waimea on Sept. 28, 1970, and was a dedicated homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Samaria Auelua, and father, John C. Davis Sr.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, Rodney Medina; children, Sherlynn (Chris) Mundon, Shantel (Sam) Auelua, Brian (Tono) Gerardo and Silas Gerardo; step-son, Aaron (Chrissy) Medina; mother, Elaine Seals; 11 grandchildren; brothers, John (Linda) Davis Jr., Julian (Kehau) Davis, Philip (Angie) Davis, Larry Davis; step-sister, Clara Costa; mother-in-law, Teresa Medina; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Aloha Church with viewing from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

Margaret Lorraine Brun

Margaret Lorraine Brun of Waimea, Kauai, passed away on Oct. 16, 2016, at her home. Born on Dec. 16, 1948, in Waimea, Kauai, she retired from PMRF.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Brun Sr.; son, Vernon Brun Jr.; and parents, Clarence Kauahi and Helen Kauahi.

Lorraine is survived by her son, Arthur (Michelle) Brun of Waimea; daughter, Lisa (Kurt Nakaya) Brun of Waimea; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Kauahi of Kekaha, Anthony (Beverly) Kauahi of Kekaha, and Harvey (Collette) Kauahi of Kalaheo; sisters, Claire (Charlie) Carveiro of Lawai, Leila Vasconselles of Koloa, Verna Kauahi of Kekaha, and Carol Apilado of Kekaha; companion Douglas Chun of Hanapepe; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. with services to start at 4:30 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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