Obituaries for Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017

• Eugene “Poppa” Silva • Kent “Tubby” Kaui • Cathline “Cathy” Lucille Broyles • Alvin “Biggie” Mancao • Consuelo Carinio

Eugene ‘Pappa’ Silva

Oct. 16, 1941 – Dec. 28, 2016

Eugene Silva, eldest son of Edwin Ganansa Silva and Pauline Bukoski Silva. He is survived by wife Kathy; sons Gene Jr., Randy, Doug and Greg; Hawaiian brothers Nelson and Marina Silva and Kenneth and Amy Silva; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Geno, our “Pappa” Silva, passed away surrounded by his loving family of children and grandchildren, in comfort and was not in any pain upon his passing.

Geno attended Holy Cross School, Kalaheo. Upon graduating from Kauai High School, Pappa attended Kauai Technical School, starting his career as a professional welder. He worked for Grove Farm as a welder for a period. Geno also worked for Medeiros Poultry Farm for many, many years. While in Kauai, Geno had a son, Eugene, Jr. and he lived in Kalaheo for a while before moving to the mainland.

Once Geno moved to the mainland in California, he found a home in the Southern California community of Garden Grove. This is where he met his lifelong partner, Kathy, and her three young sons Randy, Doug and Greg. Pappa took over as a male role model for his new family in 1978.

Geno was a Kauaiian Boy and while you could take the “boy out of Kauai” you cannot take the “Kauai out of the boy.” His daily routine was to open The Garden Island newspaper and read it from cover to cover.

Family was so important even in his last few hours to be surrounded by his wife and California family were everything. The joy of getting messages from his Hawaiian brothers brought tears to the eyes as Kenneth and Amy Silva Facetimed Pappa. Messages followed from family from Seattle to the Islands as we all celebrated a great life.

Pappa had put together an extensive workshop. His man cave was a carpentry welding workshop located in the backyard at his home. He was often found cutting out wooden templates supporting all of Kathy’s projects, including tole painting arts and crafts. He had a long list of “honey-do’s” as the house was full of ladies doing all kinds of home art. The ladies loved to walk out to the shop to have Pappa do small projects for them.

Professionally, Geno worked for years within the welding and metal fabrication for Golden West Homes. After Golden West Homes, Pappa was a senior construction supervisor utilizing his many skills from welding to carpentry. Geno then decided to work within the swimming pool industry as a senior project manager and logistical supply support. Pappa was well-liked within the business community of Southern California.

E hele me ka pu’olo. Aloha Pappa. Mahalo for the lives you have enriched.

Kent ‘Tubby’ Kaui

Kent “Tubby” Nalaniehiku Kaui of Kapaa, Hawaii passed away at the age of 63 on Dec. 16, 2016, in Lihue, Hawaii. Born on Dec. 16, 1953, in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was a retired truck driver and machine operator for Rego Trucking and a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is preceded in death by his father, Wilfred Kaui Sr., and mother, Itsue Kawaguchi Kaui.

Tubby is survived by his wife, Margarite Coller; son, Kevin N.D. Kaui of Kapaa; daughters, Helene Kaui of Kapaa, and Lara Ann (Rory) Hoomanawanui of Anahola; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Wilfred (Cynthis Edrada) Kaui, Jr. of Waimea, Kauai, Wesley (Trinette) Kaui of Kapaa, Clyde (Darlene) Kaui of Hanamaulu, Steven (Tamlyn) Kaui of Kapaa, and Keith (Elizabeth) Kaui of San Diego, California; sisters, Sheila Davis of Anahola, Cynthia (Bill) Rapozo of Kapaa, Carolyn (Everett) Ferreira of Kihei, Maui, Corinne (Martin) Curnan of Lihue, and Claire Kaui of Honolulu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Kapaa Second Ward (Kapaa Mormon Church). Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with services to begin at 10 a.m. Burial will then be followed at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.

All are welcomed to join the family for a Celebration of Tubby’s Life at the Anahola Beach Park following the burial at 3 p.m.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Cathline ‘Cathy’ Lucille Broyles

Cathline “Cathy” Lucille Broyles of Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii Passed away on Dec. 16, 2016, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 79.

Born on Aug. 13, 1937, in Makaweli, Kauai, she was a retired custodian for Eleele Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Anna Fune; brothers, Herbert Fune Sr. and Stanley Fune; sister, Patricia Fune Delapenia; husband, Richard Broyles Sr.

She is survived by sons, Richard (Desiree) Broyles Sr., Curtis (Jocelyn) Broyles, Michael (Julie) Broyles; daughter, Angela (Dexter) Kaohelaulii; brother, James Ronald Fune; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo.

Visitation at 9 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Alvin ‘Biggie’ Mancao

Alvin “Biggie” Mancao of Lihue, Kauai, passed away at the age of 75 on Dec. 29, 2016, in Lihue. Born on Sept. 1, 1941, in Waimea, Kauai, and was a U.S. Army veteran and a team member of Kaua’i Collision Center.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alvarez Adams; father, Crispin Mancao; and daughter, Angela Georgette Mancao.

Alvin is survived by his sons, Lawrence “Larry” (Rita) Mancao of Everett, Washington, and Alvin Potenciano Mancao of Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren, Anna Mancao, Anthony Mancao, Jordan Mancao, and Jacob Mancao; brothers, George (Rhiza) Alvarez of Honolulu, Andrew Mancao of Honolulu, and Michael Adams of Lihue; sisters, Abigail Ownbey of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Angela Triplett of San Diego, California, Rosalie Diaz of USA, Gloria Kenney of Lihue, Paula (Emerson) Souza of Waianae, and Gladys (John) Jacinto of Kaumakani; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 3 p.m. for a remembrance service.

Causal attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Consuelo Carinio

Consuelo Carinio, 74 years old of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away on Dec. 21, 2016, at her home. Born on Jan. 16, 1942, in Lihue, Kauai, she was a retired housekeeper.

She is survived by her daughters Marilou (Trevor) Boone and Diana Carinio; sons Barry (Ella) Carinio, Simeon Carinio, Jr., Fredinand Carinio, Kirk (Carla) Carinio, Ernesto Alalem; sister Dolores Kama; brothers Joseph (Andi) Alalem, Timothy (Jan) Alalem; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Simeon Carinio Sr.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at St. Catherines Church in Kapaa from 8 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa.


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