Obituaries for Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

• Sean Patrick Moody • Thomas Adam ‘Kaipo’ Chandler Sr. • Margie Daenos Andres • Arcelia Agbayani Delos Santos • Blaze Kalama O‘ Kaua‘i Lopez • Cristeta Beleno Nacis • James (Jim) W. Rich • Lorraine Erojo Alesna

Sean Patrick Moody

July 10, 1964 – April 14, 2017

It is with great sadness our family shares the loss of our beloved Sean; son, brother, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and dear friend. Sean’s dedication and love for his family was matched only by how very much we adored him and his abiding devotion to his late wife and best friend, Marilyn.

Kauai was Sean’s home for 27 years. He was an amazing gardener and appreciated so much the island’s native and natural beauty. An excellent cook and gifted craftsman and carpenter, he enjoyed golfing with his friends, paddling, and his fishing when visiting family on the mainland. He loved sports and was an avid UCLA fan and so loved a little feisty humor.

Sean’s island family of friends were an important part of his life and he carried you all in his heart. During Sean and Marilyn’s marriage they had great fun traveling and he treasured those experiences as he did their home they built together in Princeville.

He was very patriotic; he loved our lively family reunions and being Uncle Sean, having a new great-nephew, laughing with his sisters and Monday night football and wagering with mom and Chris. Sean’s heart and kindness was his compass, he had such a generous spirit and a deep sense of compassion. One of his greatest joys was helping people, some of whom he didn’t even know personally and never sought recognition for himself. His greatest wish for all of us was that we have love in our lives and have gratitude for that blessing.

A blessing and paddle out will be held at the Hanalei Canoe Club beach at Hanalei Bay pier Saturday, Sept. 16, and friends are welcome to gather at 4 p.m. to celebrate Sean’s life.

Thomas Adam ‘Kaipo’ Chandler Sr.

Thomas Adam “Kaipo” Chandler Sr. of Haena passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 11, 2017, at the age of 96. He was born in Kahili, Kauai on March 26, 1921. Kaipo was a Staff Sergeant with the US Army during WWII. He retired after 37 years as a heavy equipment operator with Gay & Robinson Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William John Chandler and Rosaline Kanahele Gooman Chandler; late wife, Adeline Kauimalamalama William Chandler; siblings, Angeline Texeira, Silas Chandler, William Chandler, John Chandler, Elizabeth Awana, Roseline Andrade, Agnes Chandler, Lucy Espinneva, Francis Chandler, Leo Chandler, Mary Silvas, Anthony J. Chandler and Michael Chandler.

He is survived by his wife, Kiet Chandler; son, Thomas (Wilma) Chandler Jr. of Anahola; granddaughter, Summer Akiko Chandler; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Waioli Hui‘ia Church in Hanalei with viewing from 8:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Margie Daenos Andres

Margie Daenos Andres, 59, of Eleele, passed away on Aug. 4, 2017. She was born on Feb. 22, 1958, in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She worked as a CNA with Garden Island Healthcare Center.

She was preceded in death by her father, Felix Daenos, Sr. ; mother, Melchora Daenos; brother, Romeo Daenos.

She is survived by her husband, Gaudy Pindao Andres of Elelee; son, Mark Anthony Daenos (Jennifer Tambio) Andres of Arizona; daughter, Marjorie Ann Daenos Andres of Arizona; brother, Felix “Vicky” (Josie) Daenos, Jr. of Philippines; sisters, Lilia Daenos of England, Loubella (Federico) Miguel of England, Merliza (Rajid) Portugalite of Eleele; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family requests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Arcelia Agbayani Delos Santos

Arcelia Agbayani Delos Santos of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 15, 2017, at the age 69. She was born in Santa Ignacia, Tarlac, Philippines on Oct. 5, 1947, and retired as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leopoldo and Felicidad Agbayani; brother, Patricio Agbayani; and sister, Aurora Garcia.

She is survived by her husband, Mauro Delos Santos; four sons, Gerald (Arlyn) Delos Santos, Junatan (Carrie) Delos Santos, Bayani (Albenia) Delos Santos, Rey-an Delos Santos; four daughters, Nuevelyn (Jose Jr.) Layaoen, Marilyn (Nick) Solatre, Yamanie (Reth) Leones, Richel (Randal) Gusman; 12 grandchildren, John Paul, Abbygail, Reginald, Allison, Jordan, Shaina, Stephanie, Joshua, Jussten, Elisha, Shery-Ann, Destiny; sisters, Florencia Lomibao, Trinidad Dela Cruz, Julieta Agbayani, Juanita Pasamonte, Myrna Fernando; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, Aug. 28 at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

Blaze Kalama O‘ Kaua‘i Lopez

Blaze Kalama O‘ Kaua‘i Lopez passed away on Aug. 16, 2017, in Hawley, Texas. He was born on June 11, 1992, in Waimea.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Lopez, Sr.

He is survived by his mother, Monica Davis; father, Joseph Lopez; sisters Taylor Lahela Lopez and Ashlea Cacal; grandparents, Glenn and Vida Mossman, Henry Peralta, Jr. and Rose Hosaka and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Cristeta Beleno Nacis

Cristeta Beleno Nacis of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 19, 2017, at the age of 69. She was born in Manabo, Abra, Philippines on April 1, 1948, and retired from K Mart Jewelry Department.

Cristeta is survived by her husband, Samuel Nacis; son, Frederick Nacis of the Philippines; sisters, Tina B. Bautista, Lyn (Sanguan) Putisan; niece, Mathea Gandia; nephews, Dennis (Dorothy) Bautista, Derrick (Emelita) Bautista; grand-nephews, Thomas Cruz and Jhann Cruz; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be held in the Philippines.

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

James (Jim) W. Rich

James (Jim) W. Rich was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Newton, Kansas and died Aug. 4, 2017, in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. Jim grew up in a Mennonite community on the campus of Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. He graduated from Bethel as the child of the 25 year public relations director Willis Rich/wife Hulda.

During compulsory military draft years he served as a conscientious objector to war in a mental facility for disturbed children in Topeka, Kansas. I remember when Jim brought home one of the teenagers who was exceptionally muscle bound but he could not use a broom or a shovel.

Jim’s early interest in gardening led him to the University of Washington, Tacoma where he received a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture. His first professional employment took him back to Bethel College where he transformed and beautified the campus with a fountain, lawns, trees and sidewalks instead of a long roadway. He designed and built four of his own homes including one in west North Newton where an interior tree still grows from the sunlight of a skylight. He designed rest stops on interstate highway 50, Kansas. Studying soil composition was a passion. He practiced permaculture, a no dig gardening method which protects soils from excess CO2 release. He planned and carried out landscaping for countless homes in Kansas as well as California, England, Alpha Farm in Oregon and the last 15 years in Kauai so he could garden year around.

Jim’s spiritual life lead him to take courses at a Chicago Theological Seminary. He read profusely of many spiritual and philosophical authors. 35 years ago he became a follower of the teachings of Adi Da, landscaping and gardening in several of their spiritual communities, continuing after his retirement in Kapaa to nearly the end of his life at age 85.

He leaves his wife, Christine Innes of Kauai; a stepdaughter, Laurie Rich; husband, Larry Barrows, California; sisters, Mary Lou Goertzen, Oregon, Suzanne (Mardy) Rich and Phil Osborn, Alaska. He was preceded in death by his sister Carol Andreas. The impact and beauty of Jim’s life lives on in land and spirit.

Lorraine Erojo Alesna

Lorraine passed away peacefully in her home on Aug. 6, 2017, in San Bruno, California. Born in Lihue, Kauai on Nov. 8, 1938, Lorraine was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents, Petronillo Erojo and Jane Adlao and brother, Albert Erojo.

Lorraine is survived by her husband, Cresencio “Sonny” Alesna; sons, Nathan, Kris and Darryl Alesna; daughter, Desiree Alesna; sister, Florence Lardizabal; sister in law, Aurora Erojo; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Nathan Jr., Jasmine, Rebekah, Abraham, Ryan, Rachel, Hailey, and Tajudeen, and one great-grandchild, Olivia.

Lorraine’s viewing and funeral services were held on Aug. 11 and 12 at the Chapel of the Highlands. She was laid to rest at Olivet Memorial Cemetery in Colma, California.

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