Obituaries for Nov. 29, 2016

• Genevieve Silva • Merlin ‘Sonny’ Hook Young Ching

Genevieve Silva

Genevieve Silva, 85 Years old of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on Nov. 17, 2016, at Samuel Mahelona Hospital

Born on Oct. 9, 1931, in Makaweli, Kauai she is preceded in death by her husband William Silva.

She is survived by her five sons William (Iris) Silva, Darrell Silva, Ricky Silva, Glen (Destiny) Silva and John Silva, two daughters Gail (Scott) Bukoski and Jennifer (Doug) DeCosta, 21 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. where prayer services will be at 10 a.m.

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary assisted the Silva family with arrangements.

Merlin ‘Sonny’ Hook Young Ching

Merlin “Sonny” Hook Young Ching (Kumu Ching) of Kapaa passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Nov. 25, 2016, at the age of 85. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 19, 1931, a veteran of the United States Navy, he retired as a teacher with Department of Education, State of Hawaii.

Preceded in death by his son, Randolph “Randy” Ching.

Sonny is survived by two daughters, Christine Haunani Horio, Dione Hulen; one son, David Kalakaua Ching; life partner, Corinne Christensen of Kapaa; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held privately on Kauai.

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


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