Obituaries for Friday, April 14, 2017

• Cynthia Theresa Waters • Wayne Masamitsu Amii • Emma Soto Freitas • Edward Parangan

Cynthia Theresa Waters

Cynthia Theresa Waters (Edayan), 65, of Kailua, passed away on March 19, 2017, at Castle Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 29, 1951, in Waimea. She was employed at Castle Medical Center for 12 years, then as a loan officer for Central Pacific Bank and Security One Lending.

Cynthia is pre-deceased by mother, Sally Edayan and brother Clyde Edayan. She is survived by husband, Jack Waters of Kailua; son, Isaac Waters; daughter, Bethany (Dylan) Ellis; and father, Conrado Edayan, all of Oahu; brother, Leonard (Colleen) Edayan, of Lihue and numerous relatives of the Edayan, Ceballos, and Waters ohana.

A memorial gathering and service will be held on Saturday, April 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lawai Valley Adventist Church, 3469 Koloa Rd., Lawai, HI 96765. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements were handled by the Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary on Oahu.

Wayne Masamitsu Amii

Wayne Masamitsu Amii passed away at the age of 69 on March 31, 2017, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born on July 25, 1947, in Honolulu, he retired as a lead customer service representative with Avis/Budget Rental Car.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Morishige; step-father, Walter Morishige; and father, Alfred Amii.

Wayne is survived by his daughters, Rachelle Benevides of the Big Island, Cheryl (Keone) Garma of Lihue, and Brittan (Soheyl) Amii of San Diego; hanai son, Cory Kaneshiro of Huntington Beach, California; grandchildren: Raquela Benevides, Rikki Benevides, Devin Gouveia of the Big Island, Krystian Garma, Caylee Garma of Lihue, Arlen Hatamitajik, and Mika Hatamitajik of San Diego; great-grandchildren: Kiara Martin, and Blaze Bento of the Big Island; brother, Albert (Alice) Amii of Honolulu; sisters, Eunice (Willy) Ugale of Mililani, O’ahu and Myra Uyehara of Maui; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Emma Soto Freitas

Emma Soto Freitas of Kalaheo passed away at Hale Kapuna Heritage Home on March 29, at the age of 93. She was born on Kauai and was a dedicated homemaker.

Preceded in death by: her husband, Lawrence Freitas and son, Nelson Freitas.

Emma is survived by: two daughters, Yvonne Carveiro, Kathy (Corey) Rosare; one son, Lawrence (Valerie) Freitas; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at Holy Cross Church with viewing from 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Church cemetery.

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

Edward Parangan

April 12, 1947 Oct. 18, 2016

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 Military/USA Army. He worked as a Security Officer for Ft. McDowell Casino, Mesa, Arizona.

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

He is survived by: sons, daughter and step-daughter, Brent “Kawika” Parangan, Kauai, Tina (Dan) Parangan-Nessick, Colorado, Patrick (Leslie) Soellner, Kentucky, Eddie “Kimo” (Donna) Parangan of Georgia and Diana Barrett of Colorado. Grandchildren: Shawn C Knudson, Autum (Chase) Nessick-Villalobos, Aaron, Issac and Emily Nessick, Ian and Tristan Soellner, 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; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Friends may visit with family on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at St. Sylvester’s Church, Kilauea from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Mass to follow. Inurnment at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Lakeshore Mortuary (Dignity), Mesa Arizona.

Casual/Aloha attire welcome. Flowers to be omitted.


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