Obituaries for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

• Gladys Lapela Christian • Jacob Kolae Martins

Gladys Lapela Christian

Gladys Lapela Christian, 92, of Anahola, away at her home on Dec. 7, 2016.

Born on Dec. 30, 1923 on Kauai, she was retired from Anahola Hawaiian Food Catering Service.

She is survived by her son Eric (Norma) Christian of Kapaa; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Private services will be held on a later date.

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jacob Kolae Martins, 93, of Kapaa, passed away at Samuel Mahelona Hospital on Dec. 5, 2016.

Born on May 18, 1923 in Kapaa, he retired as a welder with the County of Kauai and a grower of tropical flowers.

He is preceded in death by his father John Martins, mother Kina Kolae Tachibana, brothers John Martins, Joseph Kalani Tachibana, sister Tomiko Tamuta and his son Hanzs Kaulana Martins.

He is survived by his wife Theresa Ornellas Martins of Kapaa, sons Jacob (Sue) Martins, Jr. of California, Christopher (Kalae) Martins of Waimea, daughter Erika Martins of Kapaa, three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, sister Minerva DePont of Honolulu and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will take place on a later date.

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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