Obituaries for Sunday, March 12, 2017

• Waileia Mabel Gonsalves • Francisca Alicuman Gray • Truruo ‘Jackie’ Urata • Alfred Kalei Aki Sr. • Elsie Mew Lung Goo • George Bernard Gomez

Waileia Mabel Gonsalves

Waileia Mabel Gonsalves of Lihue passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Feb. 25, at the age of 20. She was born in Lihue on April 6, 1996, and worked at Whiskers Resort.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Haevin, great-grandparents Joseph and Katherine Rego and Rafael and Mabel Gonsalves, and uncles Damien and Clifford Gonsalves.

She is survived by her mother Teresa Gonsalves, twin sister Waihea, sister Toby, brothers Keawe, Issac and Blade, niece Peyton, maternal grandparents Raphael and Veronica Gonsalves, her faithful, furry best friend Toti, and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 17, at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, with viewing from 10 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family until 2 p.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Gonsalves family with arrangements.

Francisca Alicuman Gray

Francisca Alicuman Gray of Hanamaulu peacefully passed away on March 6 at the age of 78. She was born in Tuguegarao, Philippines, on Sept. 17, 1938, and retired from Kapaa Sands as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Marcial Gray, and parents Benito and Semiona Alicuman.

She is survived by sons George Gray, Reynald Gray and Alfred (Ursula Langtad) Gray, all of Hanamaulu, daughter Justina (Sam) Bombay of Nevada, grandchildren Geordan Gray, Aaryn Gray and Justin Bombay, sister Cornelia Malana of the Philippines, sister-in-law Gloria Gray, brother-in-law Jose (Virginia) Gray, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on April 1 at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Gray family with arrangements.

Tsuruo ‘Jackie’ Urata

Tsuruo “Jackie” Urata passed away at Kauai Veteran’s Memorial Hospital on Feb. 24 at the age of 86. Born in Wahiawa, Kauai, on Aug. 10, 1930, he was an irrigation supervisor at McBryde Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tadashi and Yoshiko Urata.

He is survived by his wife Yasuko Urata of Eleele, son Myles Urata of Oahu, daughter Cynthia (Eric) Okino of Oahu, grandchildren Chelsey Okino, Kyle Okino, Chris Urata and Jennifer Urata, sister Sueko Higa of California and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 16, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m.

The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

George Bernard Gomez

George Bernard Gomez, 76, of Kaumakani, passed away Dec. 2 in Los Angeles.

He was the son of Bernard and Pearl Gomez.

He is survived by sister Bernardine Lee, daughter Leslie Gomez, son Edward Gomez and and six grandchildren.

Alfred Kalei Aki Sr.

Alfred Kalei Aki Sr. died on Feb. 28, 2017, at his home in Anahola with his family by his side at age 72. He was born on Dec, 4, 1944, in Lihue, Kauai, and retired as a truck driver for Kauai Commercial for 33 years. A&H Tables.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Miller and Mary Ann Aki, brother Fred Aki Sr., and nephew Fred Aki Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife Helen C. Wunschel Aki; sons Alfred (Jaselyn) Aki Sr. of Lihue, Robert Aki of Anahola; daughter Mary Ann (Wayne) Knight of Lawai; sister Marian (Robert) Delapenia; sister-in-law Wanda Aki; brothers William (Hazel) Aki, Richard (Priscilla) Aki, Melvin (Sandra) Aki, and George (Joyce) Aki; brother-in-laws Andrew Wunschel Jr. Timothy (Kathy) Wunschel; sister-in-laws Lola Rodriguez, Sandra and Sammie Wunschel; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 9 to 10 a.m., Mass to follow. Celebration of life will be held at St. Catherine’s Coyle Hall.

Elsie Mew Lung Goo

Elsie Mew Lung Goo of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on Feb. 24, 2017, at the age of 93. Born on March 13, 1923, in Kapaia, Kauai, Hawaii, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by husband, Edward Goo, and son, Lester Goo.

She is survived by son, Bernard (Gemma) Goo, Roland (Lynette) Goo, daughter, Sylvia Gibbony, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-great grandchildren.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at All Saints Church, Kapaa. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. with service at 10:30 a.m. Private burial. Family suggests flowers be omitted. Casual attire.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

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