Obituaries for Sunday, May 14, 2017

• Andrew Wah Piu Sun • Timothy Michael Alalem • Charles Nicholas Phillips

Andrew Wah Piu Sun

Andrew Wah Piu Sun of Lawai passed away at the age of 90 on April 7, 2017, at Garden Isle Health Care. Born in Hanalei on March 29, 1927, he was a registered X-ray technician at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital and U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father Tuck Chow, mother Christina Sun, and brother Handsome Sun.

He is survived by wife Eunice Sun of Lawai, daughters Audrey Sun of Honolulu and Alison (Neal) Iseri of Koloa, grandchildren Janine Iseri of Hilo and Hokulani Iseri of Koloa, sisters Gladys Hashimoto of Lihue, Jane Kinzie of Anahola, Marilyn (Gene) Rayno of Lihue and Elsie Carrillo of Wailua, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 21, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai. Visitation with the family will be at 2 p.m. with services beginning at 3:30 p.m. Interment will take place at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Timothy Michael Alalem

Timothy Michael Alalem of Kapaa passed away in Straub Hospital on March 8, 2017, at the age of 64. He was born in St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu on Oct. 9, 1952, and retired from Otsuka’s Furniture and Appliances as an engineer technician.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jerry Pastor Alalem and Dorothy Shizue Tachibana, paternal grandparents that raised him, Higino Bohol Alalem and Dominga Eltagondi Alalem, siblings Randell Rapozo, Sally Tabura, Sebastian Alalem, Connie Bartley, Lamberto Alalem, Edetta Alalem, Cresencio Alalem and Consuelo Carinio.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Cheryle (Worthington) Alalem, sons Michael-Lee Alalem and Allen-Dean Keola Alalem Worthington, daughters Krystle-Nicole (Giovanni) Lagmay and Jerilyn-Cheryle (Braxton Fernandes) Alalem, grandchildren Kiara Alalem, Andrew Alalem, Janell Perreira, Giovanni Lagmay Jr. and Masyn Lagmay, siblings Valerie (Raymond) Ornellas, Jewel (Jim) Holz, Laurel (Jumbo) Camacho, Mary Ellen Kaai, Lisa Smith, Valerie (David) Reifschneider, Patricia Brooks Alalem, Danny Alalem, Joseph (Andrea) Alalem and Dolores Kama, mother Elfriede Alalem, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 27, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Charles Nicholas Phillips

Charles Nicholas “Nick” Phillips, formerly of Kekaha, passed away at home in Sequim, Washington, on April 29, 2017, after a valiant, five-month struggle.

He was born in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) on March 2, 1936, and also lived in Brazil and Texas before retiring in Sequim.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Allison, and his three children, Nigel of Japan, Bruce of San Diego and Amanda of Wailua.

A truly stoic and strong man, he is sorely missed. We leave you with the thought that he lived a full and happy life.

God bless and keep you.


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