Obituaries for Monday, June 12, 2017

Dalton Charles Kingsbury • Apolonia Batangan Ramelb

Dalton Charles Kingsbury

Dalton Charles Kingsbury of Newburgh, Indiana, a Kauai resident from 1990 until 2005, passed away Dec. 27, 2016, at Deaconess Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born March 29, 1933, in Evansville, Indiana, was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and commandant of the Kauai Marine Corps League for several years, and a member of the Kauai Navy League. He loved Kauai and was a gifted artist who was well known for his oil paintings of beautiful Kauai and the local chickens.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bettye, daughter Susan Garcia of Port Ludlow, Washington, son Steven Kingsbury of Soquel, California, grandchildren Aaron, Andrea, Joseph and Stephanie, and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service with military honors will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family.

Apolonia Batangan Ramelb

Apolonia Batangan Ramelb passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on May 29, 2017, at the age of 73. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Feb. 8, 1944. She worked at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa as a laundry attendant, for 23 years, from November 1990 until she retired at age 69 in February 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Benita Batagan, brother Jose Batangan and son Pedro Ramelb.

She is survived by her sister Potenciana (Monico) Paguirigan and confidant Stanley Oshima, sons Amante (Julieta) Ramelb of California and Erwin (Alison) Ramelb of Oahu, daughters Fely (Fabian) Banasihan of Kauai and Janelyn (Ridel) Navor of Kauai, 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Loved ones and friends may visit the family on Wednesday, June 14, at the Koloa Borthwick Mortuary, from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service is Thursday, June 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Burial will be held at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Borthwick Mortuary.


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