Obituaries for Wednesday, April 5, 2017

• Dana Kuapahi • Vivian Leilani Nawai • Bernard Leandro Simao • Edward Parangan • Aubrey H. Kunishige • Frank Bonilla

Dana Kuapahi

Dana Kuapahi of Hanapepe Valley was born Dec. 29, 1968 in Waimea, and passed away at the age of 48 on March 4, at Kauai Veteran’s Memorial Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his father Leialoha Kuapahi Sr., father-in-law Howell Kaleohano Sr. and grandmother Kiyono Ho‘okano.

He is survived by his daughter Harley-Lei (Kaimana Prem) Kuapahi of Hanapepe, hanai daughters Tehani-Li of Hanapepe and Nikita-Lynn of Kalaheo, granddaughters Kailey-Ann, Brin-Lee and Niah-Mae, mother Arlene Kuapahi of Waimea, mother-in-law Betty Kaleohano of Hanapepe, aunts Leiala Ho‘okano of Oahu, Carol Furtado of Lawai and Keiko Furtado of Las Vegas, brothers Leialoha (Amy) Kuapahi Jr. of Washington, Oric Kuapahi of Kekaha, Klaine Kuapahi of Waimea, Ivan (Monica) Kuapahi of Arizona, Bully (Dez) Koani of Oahu, Kapu Koani of Oahu and Nephi Gonzales of Oahu, sisters Wai (LB) Kuapahi of Waimea, Keala Werner Kuapahi of Hanapepe, Leona (Harlen) Fragas of Hilo and Napua Koani of Oahu, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 15 at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church, with visitation at 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Vivian Leilani Nawai

Vivian Leilani Nawai was born Dec. 27, 1942, and died March 28.

She was preceded in death by children Robert Nawai Jr. And Lynette Kapanui, and is survived by her husband Robert Nawai, sister Julie Souza, brother, Louis (Barbara) Souza, and grandchildren Kamaile, Kapono and Kaleo Kapanui.

She enjoyed a long career as a beautician at Jane’s Beauty Shoppe, where she made lots of friends and had lots of laughs.

Services will be held at St. Raphael Church on Saturday, April 8. Friends may visit with family from 8 to 9:30 a.m., with Mass to begin at 10 a.m.

Bernard Leandro Simao

Bernard Leandro Simao of Kalaheo died on March 18 at the age of 80. Born on Dec. 21, 1936 on Kauai, he was a supervisor with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative.

He was preceded in death by parents Philemen and Maria Simao, brothers, Manuel, Frank and Daniel, sisters Margaret Reis, Marianne Baptiste and Madeline Aguiar, and daughter Lisa Simao.

He is survived by wife Mary Jane Simao of Kalaheo, daughters Lori (Melvin “Brodie”) Medeiros of Lihue and Lani (Tai) Fetu of Oahu, sisters Dorothy Costa, Beatrice Silva and Bernice Pereira, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 8, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo, with visitation from 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa assisted the family with arrangements.

Edward Parangan

Edward “Eddie” or “Kimo” Parangan, 69 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Oct. 18, 2016 at home.

Born on April 12, 1947 in Honolulu, he retired from the U.S. Army, and worked as a security officer at Ft. McDowell Casino in Mesa, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife “Vicki” Parangan, parents Lucia and Domingo Paragan, mother Soledad “Sally” (Alfredo Sr.) Nebre, grandfather Juan Dela Calsada, sisters Sylvia Lee, Natividad “Rose” Asuncion, Carmen Domingo and Sylvia “Kainani” Soares, and brother Wilfred Lee.

He is survived by sons, daughter and step-daughter, Brent “Kawika” Parangan of Kauai, Tina (Dan) Parangan-Nessick of Colorado, Patrick (Leslie) Soellner of Kentucky, Eddie “Kimo” Parangan, and Georgia and Diana Barrett of Colorado.

He is also survived by grandchildren Shawn C. Knudson, Autum (Chase) Nessick-Villalobos, Aaron, Issac and Emily Nessick, Ian and Tristan Soellner, and Caleb, Kyle, Kina and Kaegan Parangan, brothers Calvin (Sarah) Lee, Jayson Lee, Leroy (Essie) Lee, Alfredo (Evelyn) Nebre Jr., sisters Gwen (Harry) Miguel, Sandi (Val) Inanod, Loreen (Ronald) Caberto and Didi (Gary) Chock, brother-in-law Calalino “Lino” Domingo, and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Friends may visit with family on Saturday, April 29, at St. Sylvester’s Church, Kilauea from 9 to 10:45 a.m., with Mass to follow. Inurnment will bne at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Lakeshore Mortuary (Dignity), Mesa, Arizona. The family suggests casual or aloha attire, and asks that flowers be omitted.

Aubrey H. Kunishige

Aubrey H. Kunishige passed on March 15 at Wilcox Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 18, 1948 at Waimea Hospital and was a program analyst at PMRF.

He was preceded in death by his father Tamotsu Kunishige and mother Kikue Kunishige.

He is survived by his wife Penny C. Kunishige, sons Daniel (Shellie) Kunishige of Oahu, Tobin (Almarie) Teruya of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Austin Kunishige of San Diego, daughter Alison (Rey Payumo) Kunishige of Oahu, grandchildren Alethea Teruya, Noah Cheng, Alwin Teruya, Julia Kunishige and Aria Kunishige, brothers-in-law Archie (Lynn) Ikehara and Leo Ikehara, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 15, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. with a celebration of life to follow at 3 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Frank Bonilla

Frank Bonilla of Lawai passed away on April 1 in Waimea at the age of 85. Born on Sept. 7, 1931 in Kukui‘ula, he was a carpenter and welder and a veteran of the Hawaii Air National Guard.

He was preceded in death by parents Carmello and Nuncio Bonilla, brothers Benito, John and Phillip, and sisters Bella, Mary, Helen, Juanita, Margaret and Adeline.

He is survived by his wife Beatrice Joan Ruiz of Lawai, sons Jim (Loretta) Bonilla of Boise, Idaho, Ricky Bonilla of Miami, Florida, Ken (Terri) Bonilla of Lawai and Norman (Lena) Bonilla of Hanapepe, daughters Dina Bonilla of San Antonio, Texas and Penny (Stephen) Lopez of Redwood City, California, grandchildren Kimo Bonilla, Brandy Schuler, Paul Lopez, Raylyn Santos and Zachary Bonilla, great-grandchildren Phillip Bonilla and Haleigha Schuler, brother Carmello Bonilla of New Mexico, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, April 7, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m. Internment will take place at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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