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Obituaries for Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Constance ‘Connie’ De Peralta Jerry Wayne Freidinger • Kazuma ‘Monty’ Nishiie • Betty T. Matsumura • James ‘Jimmy’ Zaima

Constance ‘Connie’ De Peralta

Constance “Connie” De Peralta of Pakala passed away at Kaua’i Veteran’s Memorial Hospital on Nov. 7, 2016, at the age of 87. Born on Dec. 25, 1928, on Mau’i she was a retired Food Service Specialist.

She is preceded in death by Guy De Peralta and Kimberlee Kauahi.

Connie is survived by her husband, Conrado De Peralta; sons, Keith De Peralta of O’ahu, Darrin (Judy) De Peralta of Pakala, and Ron (Brigitte) De Peralta of O’ahu; daughters, Colette (Harvey) Kauahi of Kalaheo; Yvonne (Michael) Delima of O’ahu; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Albano of O’ahu; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date.

Casual attire is requested and flowers are being declined.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Jerry Wayne Freidinger

Jerry Wayne Freidinger of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, passed away on Oct. 22, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 67. He was born on Nov. 30, 1948, in Los Angeles, California.

Jerry attended Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Ca. He became interested in computer science in the early 70’s and attended training schools before joining Xerox Corp. as a Systems Manager. He traveled throughout the country troubleshooting computer systems for Xerox.

Jerry moved to Kauai in 1982 after visiting his family here. He worked for Pacific Hydroelectric and other jobs until he found his calling at Kauai Nursery and Landscaping where he was a dedicated employee for 28 years. Jerry started out at KNL as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic and in time became a Project Supervisor. He oversaw such notable and award winning projects as the Ritz Carlton, Maui, The Lodge at Koele, Lanai. and the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.

Jerry had a passion for all things electronic and was always ready to help others through his expertise. He enjoyed learning to scuba dive and spent years skiing in Mammoth, Ca.

Jerry was the primary caregiver for his beloved mother, Claire and saw to her every need. Jerry was also devoted to his three dogs.

Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Albert Freidinger and stepfather, Bob Gilbert.

He is survived by his mother, Claire Gilbert, brother, Alan (Terry) Freidinger, niece Brigette O’Shaughnessy, nephew, Chris Freidinger, and grand niece, Juliette O’Shaughnessy.

Memorial services to be announced at a later date.

Kazuma ‘Monty’ Nishiie

Kazuma “Monty” Nishiie of Kilauea passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Oct. 6, 2016, at the age of 101. He was born in Kilauea on July 25, 1915, the eldest of 10 siblings, a WWII veteran of the United States Army, 100th Infantry Batalion/442 Regiment and retired from Wilcox Memorial Hospital as Maintenance plumber.

Preceded in death by his son, Carl Nishiie; parents, Kuhei Nishiie and Asa Shinohara Nishiie; brothers, Kenjie, Masashi, Masayoshi and Edward Nishiie; sisters, Nora Yamamoto, Aileen Shimomura, Fukie Nishiie & brother-in-law Charles Bunji Shimomura.

He is survived by his wife, Celia L. Nishiie of Kilauea; five children, Roy Nishiie of Kapaa, Cherry Ruth Nishiie of Saudi Arabia, David John Nishiie of Kilauea, Elizabeth Raquel Nishiie of Kilauea, Rebecca Sarah Nishiie of Kilauea; 3 grandchildren, Yhurie Anthony Nishiie, Criz Sean Nishiie and Cristal Shyanne Nishiie all of the Philippines; sisters, Chizue Kimura of Honolulu, Alice Nishiie of California; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Mae Nishiie of California, Helen Nishiie of Honolulu, Yonsoon Nishiie of Honolulu, Myra Nishiie of Kilauea; and brother-in-law, Jonah Yamamoto of Lawai.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea with viewing from 8 to 10 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veteran Cemetery in Hanapepe. Flowers are welcome and condolence cards can be sent to P.O. Box 122, Kilauea, HI 96754.

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

Betty T. Matsumura

Betty T. Matsumura of Kapaa, Hawaii passed away on Nov. 6, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. Born on June 16, 1929, in Lihue, Kaua’i she was the Maui District School Nutrition Specialist for the Department of Education.

She is preceded in death by Einosuke and Fumiyo Takeshiro.

Betty is survived by her son, Anthony Matsumura of Kapaa; daughters, Wilma (Tommy) Chandler of Anahola, Alana (Dean) Fujikawa of Kalaheo. and Tanya (Gil) Laguatan of Oahu; three grandchildren, Kyle Matsumura, Darryl Matsumura, and Kaleinani Kaui; brother, Aaron Takeshiro of Oahu; sisters, Florence Chang of Kapa’a, Edith Luke of Illinois, and Shirley (Norman) Akita of Lihue; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Please join the family in a toast and roast for a Celebration of Betty’s Life at the Courtyard Marriott in Kapaa on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are being declined.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

James ‘Jimmy’ Zaima

James “Jimmy” Zaima of Lihue passed away at home on Nov. 8, 2016, at the age of 58. Born on Dec. 16, 1957, in Lihue, he was a truck driver for Kauai Growers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Zaima and Hilda Zaima.

Jimmy is survived by his son, Jon “Nohea” (Asami) Villatora of Guam; grandchildren, Noa Lino Villatora and Shota Kaimi Villatora; brother, Clesson “Aki” Zaima of Alaska; sisters, Alexis “Lani” (Artie) Camacho of Lihue, and LaVerne (Lono) Brede of Anahola; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with services to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Casual attire is requested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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