Obituaries for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

• Marilyn Cuaresma Labrador • Laura Ann Craig • Alfred ‘Big Boy’ Kupo Jr. • Hazel Miyuki Ota Minami

Marilyn Cuaresma Labrador

Marilyn Cuaresma Labrador of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Dec. 28, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 59.

Born on July 11, 1957, in Lihue, Kauai, she was a secretary for State of Hawaii, Intake Services in Lihue.

Preceded in death by parents, Antonio and Margarita Cuaresma.

Survived by husband, Adrian Labrador, Kapaa, Kauai; sons, Tarey (Ashley) Labrador, Kailua, Oahu, Tyler Labrador, Kapaa, Kauai; brothers, James (Leonida) Cuaresma, Wailua Houselots, Kauai, Robert (Evangeline) Cuaresma, Keapana, Kauai and numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, friends.

Celebration of Life Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church, Koloa. Visitation at 8 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by: Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai

Laura Ann Craig

Laura Ann Craig of Koloa passed away at home on Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 56. She was born in Ohio on April 30, 1960, and was previously employed by Clark Memorial Hospital.

Preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; uncles, Master Sergeant Carl Johnston, Charles Craig and Dale Craig; cousins, O.J. Johnston and J.R. Olson.

Laura is survived by her sons, Derek Lane and Dennis Lane; father, Dr. Thomas Craig; mother, Dr. Millie Johnston; brothers, Mitchell Craig and Thomas Craig Jr.; 3 grandchildren; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services to be announced at a later date.

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

Alfred ‘Big Boy’ Kupo Jr.

Alfred “Big Boy” Kupo Jr. passed away at the age of 68 on Jan. 23, 2017, at his home. Born on Sept. 15, 1948, in Honolulu, he was a heavy equipment operator for the State of Hawai’i Airports Division.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Kupo Sr., and Margaret Kupo; brother, Leonard Kupo; and sister, Geraldine Pasion.

Big Boy is survived by his wife, Pauline Kupo of Kekaha; son, Alika (Amanda) Grady of Koloa; daughters, Kelly (Greg) Perreira of Kalaheo, Faith Kalamau of O’ahu; grandchildren, Brigg Perreira, Gianni Perreira, Gheymee Perreira, Rhyder Perreira, Levi Grady, Caleb Grady, and Lilinoe Grady; brothers, Harvey Frost of Nevada, Jimmy Frost of O’ahu, Hawai’i, Will (Nadine) Frost O’ahu, Hawai’i, and John Kupo of Nevada; sister, Elee Lonoea of O’ahu; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kekaha Ward. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. with a Celebration of His Life to begin at 4 p.m. Dinner and fellowship will be followed at the church.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Hazel Miyuki Ota Minami

Hazel Miyuki Ota Minami of Wailua, Hawaii passed away at the age of 94 on Dec. 20, 2016, in Kauai, Hawaii. Born on March 19, 1922, in Hilo, Hawaii she was a housewife undeterred sales clerk.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry T. Minami and parents, Daiki Ota and Sone Endo Ota.

Hazel is survived by her son, Stanford Minami of Arizona; daughter, Linda (Wallace) Kupihea of Kapa’a; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Sachi Ota, Mitsuji Ota, and Shigeta Ota; and sisters, Yoshie Sato, Ellen Oyama, and Chieko “Ota” Masuo.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the Kapa’a Jodo Mission. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. with services beginning at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested. Please omit flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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