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Obituaries for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

• Shyden Likeke Kaniala Kaneholani-Ponte • Claradeen ‘Deenie’ Fu-McDermott • Dominga Celestina Sagisi Alcaraz • Duanne W. Souza Torres • Aiko Nakaya

Shyden Likeke Kaniala Kaneholani-Ponte

Shyden Likeke Kaniala Kaneholani-Ponte of Wailua Houselots passed away from his battle with cancer at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on July 18, 2017, at the age of 9. He was born in Lihue on Feb. 13, 2008, and was a student at Wilcox Elementary School.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Alfred and Evelyn Reis and Herbert and Elizabeth Kaneholani.

He is survived by parents Bryon Ponte and Shy Kaneholani-Ponte, sisters Brittney, Bryanna and Bryancie, brothers Shane and Shaisten, grandparents Fred and Sharon Ponte and Daniel Kaneholani and Evangeline Reis, and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Anahola Beach Park (Hawaiian Homes side), with viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m.

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

Claradeen ‘Deenie’ Fu-McDermott

Claradeen “Deenie” Momilani Fu-McDermott of Kapaa passed away on June 8, 2017, at the age of 60. She was born in Wailua on Sept. 2, 1956, and retired as a hostess at the St. Regis Hotel.

She was preceded in death by husband Kevin McDermott, daughter Maile Mokihana Fu, parents Clara Lihau and Edwin Kwai Meng Fu Sr., sister Charleen “ShaSha” Fu Kinney, brother Wendall “Jumbo” Fu, sister-in-law Aleta Blackstad Fu and brother-in-law Thomas “Pee-Wee” Giltner.

She is survived by her brother Edwin Kwai Meng Fu Jr., sisters Edleen Kaui, Helena Giltner and Marleen (Greg) Fu-Goodwin, sister-in-law Joanna Fu, brother-in-law William “Blue” Kinney, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on July 30, at the Hanalei Valley Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Fu-McDermott family with arrangements.

Dominga Celestina Sagisi Alcaraz

Dominga Celestina Sagisi Alcaraz of Puhi passed away at home on July 15, 2017, at the age of 94. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on May 13, 1923, and retired from Lihue Plantation as a field worker.

She was preceded in death by husband Generoso Alcaraz, daughter Felicidad Gamiao, parents Quintin and Bernabela Sagisi, brother Justo (Juana) Sagisi, sisters Celedonia (Agustin) Galiza, Cresencia (Telesforo) Acojido, Josefina Gascon and Vicky (Faustino) Hernandez.

She is survived by son Inocencio “Joe” (Connie) Alcaraz of Puhi, daughters Lolita Tagudan and Monica Guerrero of the Philippines and Susan (Melvin) Braceros of Puhi, 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, sister Elisa (Escolastico) Adaoag, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 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.

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

Duanne W. Souza Torres

Duanne W. Souza Torres of Kapaa, passed away on July 20, 2017, at the age of 73. She was born in Kilauea on Nov. 23, 1943, and retired as the environmental service manager at Garden Isle Heath Care.

She was preceded in death by parents William and Virginia Souza and brother William Leo Souza.

She is survived by brothers Maurice (Carola) Souza of Oahu and Duane (Moana) Souza and Gareth (Wendy) of Kapaa, sisters Maureen Bloom of California and Wilma (Richard) Boudreau of Oahu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, Aug. 1, at St. Catherine Church, with viewing at 9 a.m. and Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Burial will follow at St. Catherine Cemetery.

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

Aiko Nakaya

Aiko Nakaya, 88, passed away on June 29, 2017, in Waimea.

Born on April 23, 1929, in Sapporo, Japan, she was a retired tour guide with Kauai Island Tours.

She was preceded in death by husband Mitsuru Nakaya and son Stanley Nakaya.

She is survived by sons Allan (Ann) Nakaya of Las Vegas, Clyde Nakaya of Kauai and Glenn (Keiko) Nakaya of Honolulu, grandchildren Randal Nakaya, Grant Nakaya, Lauren (Peter) Fitterling, Jacklyn Nakaya, Nicholas Nakaya, Noe Nakaya and Naomi Nakaya, sisters Yoko Takahashi, Tomoko Ozaki and Yasushi Nakane, all of Japan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the West Kauai Honpa Hongwanji Waimea Temple from 9 a.m., where services will be at 11 a.m. Inurnment will be at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.


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