Obituary for Tuesday, June 13, 2017

• Apolonia Batangan Ramelb

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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