Obituaries for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

• Edward Parangan • Vernon Tasaka • Chelsey-Lynn Wahineui Okekai Lindsey Camat Perreira • Kawai Nakoa Kamakanamaikalani Camat • Henry Efhan • Wayne Masamitsu Amii • Lucky Afasa Talalotu Thompson • Mariano Vea • Helen Cameron • Masako Tamura • Engracia Aguzar Baris

Edward Parangan

April 12, 1947- Oct. 18, 2016

Edward “Eddie” “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. He 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 Parangan, 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” (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, and Caleb, Kyle, Kina and Kaegan Parangan.

He is also survived by brothers Calvin (Sarah) Lee, Jayson Lee, Leroy (Essie) Lee, Alfredo (Evelyn) Nebre Jr., and sisters Gwen (Harry) Miguel, Sandi (Val) Inanod, Loreen (Ronald) Caberto and Didi (Gary) Chock, brother-in-law Catalino “Lino” Domingo, and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

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

Vernon Tasaka

Vernon “Sonny” Tasaka of Wailua passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on March 27, at the age of 88. He was the owner of David’s Body & Fender Shop on Kapaia.

He was born in Hanalei on Oct. 29, 1928.

He was was preceded in death by wife Florence Tasaka and parents Kenichi and Asayo Tasaka.

He is survived by daughters Sheri Baker of California, Nina Tasaka of Wailua, Donna Tasaka (Wayne) Moore of South Carolina, hanai daughter Shawna Okami-Rose Hill of Nevada, grandchildren Karlina Tasaka of Wailua, Das Baker of California, Wayne Moore Jr., and Kaitlyn and Kyle Moore of South Carolina, great-grandchildren Kaylin Espada-Tasaka, Kaleomana Tasaka, Roselynn, Christopher and Micah Rapozo, all of Wailua, and Brooke and Graysin Moore of South Carolina.

He is also survived by sisters Shinae Tasaka of Hanalei and Winona Yoshida of Oahu, brother Clyde Tasaka of Wailua, and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 12, at the Lydgate Beach Park main pavilion. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to noon, with service to follow.

The family suggests casual attire and requests flowers be omitted. Lei are welcome. Assisting the family in arrangements was Borthwick Mortuary.

Chelsey-Lynn Wahineui Okekai Lindsey Camat Perreira

Chelsey-Lynn Wahineui Okekai passed away on April 3 at the age of 28. She was born on Oct. 24, 1988 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother Victoria Kelau Lindsey, great-grandfather Edwin Pele Lindsey, grandfather Elmer Joseph Mandrigues, grandfather Wayne “Masa” Camat, and great-grandmother Georgina Carvalho.

She is survived by her father Duwayne Camat, mother Glynis Camat, sister Ashley Camat (Kaimana Fu), brother Kekoa Camat, children Pookela Camat-Kameenui, Kaileia Camat-Kameenui, Pa‘itulu Camat-Kameenui, grandmother Healani Mandrigues, grandmother Yvonne Camat and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 6, at Wailua Homesteads Park. Visitation with the family will be from 9 to 11 a.m., with services from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a luncheon to follow. Ashes will be scattered at a later date.

The family requests casual attire.

Borthwick Mortuary on Oahu assisted with the arrangements.

Kawai Nakoa Kamakanamaikalani Camat

Kawai Nakoa Kamakanamaikalani Camat passed away on April 4, He was born on Nov. 29, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his mother Chelsey-Lynn Wahineui Okekai Lindsey Camat Perreira, great-great-grandmother Victoria Kelau Lindsey, great-great-grandfather Edwin Pele Lindsey, great-grandfather Elmer Joseph Mandrigues and great-grandfather Wayne “Masa” Camat.

He is survived by his grandfather Duwayne Camat, grandmother Glynis Camat, aunty Ashley (Kaimana Fu) Camat, uncle Kekoa Camat, cousin Ridge Fu, siblings Pookela Camat-Kameenui, Kaileia Camat-Kameenui, Pa‘itulu Camat-Kameenui, great-grandmother Healani Mandrigues, great-grandmother Yvonne Camat and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 6 at Wailua Homesteads Park. Visitation with the family will be from 9 to 11 a.m., with services from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and luncheon to follow. Ashes will be scattered at a later date.

The family requests casual attire.

Borthwick Mortuary on Oahu assisted with the arrangements.

Henry Efhan

Henry Efhan of Kapaa passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on April 2 at the age of 77. He was born in Kilauea on May 14, 1939. A member of the Operating Engineers Local Union No 3., he retired from working as a heavy equipment operator with various construction companies throughout the years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Priscilla Dang Efhan, parents Tiopelo and Ciriaca Mondarte Efhan, brothers Francisco Efhan, Lorenzo Efhan, Juan Efhan, Maximo Efhan Sr., Alfredo Efhan and Inocencio “Sancho” Efhan, and sisters Rosita Efhan, Mary Louis and Patricia Chapman.

He is survived by sons Darryl Efhan of Kapaa and Joel (Suzanne) Efhan of Honolulu, daughter Donna Efhan of Kapaa, grandchildren Kaileen and Kenton Efhan of Catalina Island, California and David and Charles Efhan of Honolulu, brothers Gary (Judith) Efhan of California and Vicente (Helga) Efhan of Kapaa, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on April 29 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.

The family requests no monetary gifts and will accept flowers.

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

Wayne Masamitsu Amii

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

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

He is survived by 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 and Caylee Garma of Lihue, and 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 and Myra Uyehara of Maui, along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 6, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with services to begin at 10:30 a.m. and a luncheon to follow.

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Lucky Afasa Talalotu Thompson

Lucky Afasa Talalotu Thompson was born on Nov. 29, 1922 in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He passed away peacefully on April 22 at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Medical Center in Kapaa, with his children at his side.

He loved music and dancing and in the early 1960s, and played guitar in a small combo in places like the Cock’s Roost at the International Marketplace in Waikiki, and on Matson Lines cruise ships (the S.S. Lureline, Malolo and Mariposa) when they were docked at Honolulu Harbor. He also worked on those same docks for 27 years as a chief clerk for Young Brothers, Ltd.

He was preceded in death by parents Suluoleava and Talalotu, and numerous brothers and sisters. He was the last of his generation in his large, loving and faithful family.

He is survived by his children Lucky (Grace) Thompson of Las Vegas, and the Rev. Jeannie Thompson of Kapaa, grandchildren Marcus (Ashlynn) Ua-Thompson, Laura Thompson of Hilo, Hawaii, and Shana Thompson of Honolulu, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Kapaa United Church of Christ on Friday, May 5. Visitation starts at 10 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. The family suggests aloha attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Mariano Vea

Mariano Vea of Kekaha passed away at the age of 85 on April 19, at home. Born on May 6, 1931 in Kekaha, he retired from Kekaha Sugar Company as a journeymen welder.

He was preceded in death by parents Valeriano Vea and Rufina Sacullis, stepmother Ruperta Vea, brothers Carlos Vea and Aurelio Vea, sister Florencia Ramos Pedro, and sister-in-law Patricia Ramos.

He is survived by wife Carlina Tumbaga Vea, sons Norman (Diane Acoba) Vea of Kekaha and Ivan (Fay) Vea of Waimea, daughters Marlina Vea of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Danette (Korey James) Vea Wise of Hanapepe, grandchildren Eric Uribe, Stevan (Ashley) Uribe, Norman Vea Jr., Aaron Vea, Nikki-Ann (Cy) Corona, Urijah Acoba-Vea, and Kustom V.V. Wise, great-grandchild Brisa Uribe, brothers Alejandro (Marcelina) Vea of Koloa, Alfredo Ramos Jr. of Oahu, Juan Ramos of Oahu and Francisco (Lorna) Ramos of Hilo, sisters Julia Aque of Oahu and Gloria Ramos Hipolito of Maryland, brother-in-law Chris Pedro, sister-in-law Flora Vea, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 6, at the West Kauai United Methodists Church in Kekaha. Visitation will be at 8:30 to 10 a.m. with services beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Kekaha Public Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Helen Cameron

Helen (Cookie) Cameron of Lihue passed away at home on April 10, 2017, at the age of 90.

She was born on April 22, 1926 in Wayne County, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by husband Michael, son Phillip and sisters, Mary Ross, Kay Baglo and Cecilia Christie.

She is survived by her daughters Joyce and son-in-law Lorne Ogmundson and Wendy and son-in-law John Sokol, granddaughters Stephanie Thorne and husband Ed Stacey and Kelly and her husband Gord Zore, and great-grandson Ethan Zore.

A private service was held.

Mahalo nui loa for arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Masako Tamura

Masako Tamura of Puhi passed away on April 13, at the age of 92, in Lihue. Born on Feb. 12, 1925 in Lihue, she was a retired housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by husband Teruyoshi Tamura.

She is survived by sons Stanley (Darlene) Tamura of Hilo and Patrick (Evelyn) Tamura of Boise, Idaho, daughters Joyce (Stanley) Yamane of Jacksonville, Florida and Evelyn Tomari of Mililani, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held.

The family requests no monetary gifts.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Engracia Aguzar Baris

Engracia Aguzar Baris, 97, of Hanamaulu, passed away on her birthday, April 16, at Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born on April 16, 1920 in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She was a homemaker and talented business woman while busy raising her family in the Philippines. She immigrated to Kauai in 1975, was employed by and retired from Lihue Plantation Co.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bonifacio Agor Baris, parents Eligio and Luisa Aguzar, brothers Moises and Wenceslao Aguzar, sister Ildefonsa de Guzman and grandson Peter Gano.

She is survived by her children Natividad Bali, Veronica Gano, Corazon Duran, Fel “Boy” (Belma) Baris, Thelma (Pacifico) Ruiz, Adora Ancheta, Alicia (Romeo Mercado) Palaracio, Nonito Baris, Benny (Josephine) Baris, Artemio (Rocelyn) Baris and Jay Baris, an adopted son, 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, cousin Teela Ganio, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A wake service will be held on Friday, May 5, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, May 6, with visitation from 8 to 9 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Internment will be at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family requests fowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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