Obituaries for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

• John Hurst Schrader • Denise D. Ortal-Ballaibe • Harriet Kehaulani Kaili Rita Malapit • Ernesto Taylan • Hang Kiu Lam Mak • Torrey Offley • Colleen Antoinette Ariola • Richard ‘Dickie Pops’ Seshiki

John Hurst Schrader

May 3, 1945 – Dec. 26, 2016

John is survived by his sister Georgene (Harry) Pharis, brother Eric (Anita) Schrader also his two daughters, Nicole (Jon) Garcia and Windy Schrader along with his four grandchildren and beloved great grandson, Haena and his oldest grandson, Kegan Ahlgren.

In his memory, Please join us for a PADDLE OUT on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. down at Hanalei Peir.

Denise D. Ortal-Ballaibe

Denise D. Ortal-Ballaibe 54, of Mililani, Hawaii passed away on Dec. 15, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on June 15, 1962, in Pasadena, California. Memorial Services for Denise will be held on Oahu and Kauai. Oahu’s service will be on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena St. Honolulu, Hawaii. Visiting hours will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Kauai’s service will be on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery, 4331 Lele Rd., Hanapepe, Hawaii. Visiting hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Service will begin at 10 a.m. Graveside Service will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Denise is survived by her husband, Rudolph O. Ballaibe, children Noah Kaneala Ballaibe, Emma Grace Ballaibe, step son Daniel R. Ballaibe along with step wife Jenifer B. Ballaibe, step nieces Kaya J. Ballaibe and Kailani I. Ballaibe, and step nephew Koa D. Ballaibe. The daughter of the late Earl W. Dusenberry. Denise is also survived by Mother, Sharon and stepfather Leonard Marlin, sisters Barbara Kermode, Lori Karle and Sandra Dusenberry, nephews Robert Karle and Tyler Dusenberry.

Harriet Kehaulani Kaili Rita Malapit

Harriet Kehaulani Kaili Rita Malapit age 67 lost her battle with Thyroid Gland Cancer has passed away in Kula, Maui, Hawaii, on Dec. 27, 2016, at home surrounded by her hanai (caretaker’s) family, Mama Mattie Kukahiko-Kaeo, Kulani, Pono, Kapio, No’I, Tupu, Waipa “Bozo”, Tessie, Kalae and Manoha Kaeo, and her beloved dog Pojo.

She was born on Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii on Aug. 17, 1949, to Hannah Kahawaii Haleakala Kaili and Abraham Waikaka Kualu Kuwalu her parents later divorced. Her mother Hannah remarried to Joseph Nawahini Kaili, who adopted her and her siblings than took them to be sealed in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Laie, Oahu, Hawaii Temple.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Tom Rita and William “Willie” Malapit; and her brother, Abraham Stanley Kaili.

Harriet is survived by daughter Roseann Cannon of Wainae, Oahu, Hawaii; brother Harrom Hookano Kaili (Haunani) of Anahola, Hawaii; sisters, Dora Lima Daley (Kent) of Provo, Utah. Emmaline Kaili of Lihue, Hawaii; six grandchildren Kalani, Joseph, Melody, Tyler, Hallie, and Bryson; Nieces and nephews: Allison, Denise, Malanie, Kimo, Doranna, Karley-Joe, Kaina, Keoki, and Keawe Eaton. Aunt Luita Tachikawa; numerous grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Having suffered brain hypoxia from nearly drowning at the age of three, she suffered from impaired cognitive function the remainder of her life. Every success with her learning disability and special needs, she was independent. Performing her daily living skill was a joy in every aspect, small or large. She loved and was loved.

Her love for her family and her hanai family was deep. She was a kind, sweet soul that loved to help others with a beautiful good nature that easily inclined to have a friendly personality. Her anger came and passed quickly. She never held a grudge. She would always greet everyone with a smile. Although she had little to offer, she was willing to share. She had a big heart! She was caring, full of love and laughter. She loved cooking and eating her fish and poi, enjoyed playing volleyball, yard cleaning, playing the ukulele, singing, listening to her CDs and playing her bongo.

Harriet has had a talent all her life, was passionate at making beautiful jewelries from nature’s seashells off the seashores, kukui nuts, koa seeds, red seeds, Black-Eyed Susan seed, etc., and various types of fresh flowers and leaves in bloom that the Hawaiian Islands could offer for her to make beautiful leis.

A private viewing was held on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Borthwick-Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, from noon to sunset there will be a potluck to celebrate her life, with scattering of her ashes in the sea to be held at Maliko Gulch Park. She’ll be reunited with her husband, Willie. Friends, neighbors, families and everyone who was touched by her sweet spirit are welcome to help celebrate. E ko mo mai.

Mattie Kaeo and family and the Kaili Ohanas express our love and sincere gratitude for your generous and noble loving support of our beloved Harriet. We are eternally blessed with people like you in caring for a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin, hanai and friend. Mahalo nui loa. Harrom and Dora.

Ernesto Taylan

Ernesto Taylan of Brydeswood, passed away on Jan. 16, 2017, at his residence at the age of 77. Born on April 9, 1939, in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a heavy equipment operator with the McBryde Sugar Plantation.

He is preceded in death by Rodrigo Taylan; Consolacion Salvacion; Shirley T. Alviza; Catherine T. Veniegas; and Gomercindo Taylan Sr.

Ernesto is survived by his wife, Luisita Taylan; sons, Ernie (Nancy) Taylan, Efren (Emelie) Taylan, and Erwin (Tiana) Taylan, all of Brydeswood; five grandchildren: Kainalu Taylan, Kamalei Taylan, Kekai Taylan, Efren Taylan Jr., and Theo Taylan; sisters, Thelma (Abelardo) Capapan of Galveston, Texas, Norma T. Rosqueta of Lihue, Kaua’i, Melba (Romito) Buado of Houston, Texas, Warlita T. Dondonay of Galveston, Texas, and Marilou (Noemi) Bueta of Corona, LA; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be followed at the Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Hang Kiu Lam Mak

Hang Kiu Lam Mak of Hanapepe, Hawaii passed away on Kauai at the age of 89 on Jan. 14, 2017. Born on Nov. 9, 1927, in China, she was a chef, seamstress and adventure traveler.

She is survived by her son, Sonny (Kim) Mak of Santa Rosa, California; daughters, Jo-Ann Wong of Hanapepe, Kauai, Lisa (Liam) Huang of American Canyon, California, Michelle (Steven) Wong of San Francisco, California, Janice (Alex) Chung of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Priscilla (Paul) Wong of Honolulu, Hawaii; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother, Hang Chou (Lian) Lum of China; and sister, Hung Kwan (Kau) Lam of Honolulu, Hawaii.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the Wong’s Chinese Restaurant at 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at a later date in Honolulu.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Torrey Offley

Torrey Offley died on Dec. 28, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Torrey graduated from Kapa’a High School in 1980 and though she lived most of her adult life in California and Texas, she felt deep ties to her childhood roots on Kaua’i.

She was a passionate humanitarian and community volunteer with a special commitment to helping those in need. She supported programs that helped individuals living with AIDS/HIV and mental illness, cancer research and neighborhood watch organizations. Torrey loved to sing, listen to the music of local artists and spend time with friends and loved ones.

She is survived by her brother Caleb Offley, her sister Kathleen Deppe, her brother Josh Offley and his family, and her stepmother Kathy Offley and her family.

Colleen Antoinette Ariola

Colleen Antoinette Ariola passed away at the age of 63 on Jan. 17, 2017, at her residence. Born on May 6, 1953, in Lihue, Kauai, she was a retired sales clerk.

She is preceded in death by her father, Juan Begonia and sister, Judith Raven.

Colleen is survived by her husband, Darrell K. Ariola; daughter, Kimberly Kainoa (Randy Sukisaki) Ariola-Sukisaki of Hilo; hanai son, Vance Igawa of Koloa; mother, Fely Begonia; brothers, John Begonia Jr. of Ewa Beach, Reuben Begonia of Mililani, Clarence Ariola Jr. of Koloa, Roland Ariola of Mililani, and Byron Ariola of Eleele; sisters, Bobbi Rogelstad of Mesa, Arizona, Stella Begonia of San Jose, Jackie Ariola Munos of Lawai, and Clarissa Schraufnagel of Belleville, Illinois; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. with her celebration of life to begin at 3 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are being omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Richard ‘Dickie Pops’ Seshiki

Richard “Dickie Pops” Seshiki of Kapaa, Hawaii passed away at the age of 76 on Jan. 16, 2017, at his residence. Born on July 5, 1940, in Kawaihau, Kaua’i, he was an Electrician and U.S Veteran of the Navy.

He is preceded in death by his father, Kurato Seshiki; mother, Kinue Uyematsu Seshiki; and stepson, Clayton Butch Shibao.

Dickie is survived by his wife, Carole Seshiki; daughters, Gina (Roddy) Kaulukukui of Anahola, Laurie (Sherry) Shibao of Lihue, and Lisa (Pauly) Kuwamura of Wailua House Lots; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathleen (Norman) Taira of California; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Kapa’a Hongwanji Mission. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services following at 10 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are being omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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