Obituaries for Wednesday, Sewptember 6, 2017

• Leonora K. Kelekoma • Emery Joseph Opu‘ulani Kaiawe Clifford • Isaac Kaluna Kaai • Gladys Antonina Mande Padre • John Filomeno Tangalin • Raymond Edwin Hanamuku Viado • Theresa Pineda Hogg • Samuel Kamae III

Leonora K. Kelekoma

Leonora K. Kelekoma, 87, of Anahola, passed away on Aug. 21, 2017, at her home.

Born on April 27, 1930 in Hanalei, she was a cannery worker and domestic engineer.

She was preceded in death by parents Dimiliciano and Irene Inanod, brothers George Inanod, Sylvester Inanod and Steven Inanod, sister Kathleen “Bones” Inanod, daughter Paulette Kelekoma, son-in-law Leonard “Boy” Silva, and grandchild Conrad Silva.

She is survived by husband Clay Kelekoma Sr. of Anahola, sons Patrick (Judy) Kelekoma of Princeville, Philibert (Rosarie) Kelekoma of Wailua, Clay (Laurie) Kelekoma of Hanamaulu, Bruce (Leanor) Kelekoma of Anahola and Jonah Kelekoma of Anahola, daughters Priscilla Silva of Las Vegas, Pearl Kaukani of Anahola and LeeAnn (David) Fernandez of Anahola, grandchildren Yolanda (Joshua) Synder, Patrick Kelekoma Jr., Hiram Kaukani III, Wesley (Machell) Kelekoma, Jeremiah Ramos, Irene Tanioka, Cassenne Pascual, Tobey (Frank) Kelekoma-Hayes, Laynie Kelekoma, Keoni Kelekoma, Kailee Kelekoma, Breanna Kelekoma, Alyssa Wilson, Dustin “Aina” (Rayleen) Fernandez, Bronson “Alika” Fernandez and Rhandie Fernandez, brothers Val (Sandy) Inanod of Kilauea, Julio (Cecilia) Inanod of Kilauea and Wayne “Winki” (Sharon) Inanod of Kapaa, sisters Dolores “Dolly” Watanabe of Las Vegas and Elizabeth “Nani” (Yoshi) Harada of Wainiha, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 8 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Emery Joseph Opu‘ulani Kaiawe Gifford

Emery Joseph Opu‘ulani Kaiawe Gifford of Anahola passed away on Aug. 19, 2017, at the age of 80. He was born on Dec. 24, 1936 in Lihue, and raised in Niumalu. He was a retired security guard at Wilcox Medical Center. He also worked at Hanalei Bay Resort and Better Brands, and served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by wife Elizabeth Kauo, mother Adelaide Gifford Calkin, sister Lynette Vaughan and his beloved grampa and gramma George and Annie Kaiawe.

He is survived by wife Carylee Gifford, stepsons Joel Pahukula of Puhi, Kaleo (Andrea) Pahukula of Maui, sisters Marie (Jim) Watson of Florida and Ilona Souza of Lihue, niece Puanani (Scott) Knight of Maui, nephews Marc Souza and Michael Prioste of Honolulu and Patrick (Kimberly) Beaman of Idaho, grandchildren Jayden, Jaxson and Kamalei Pahukula of Maui, and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. Visitation is at 9 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Bortwick Kauai Mortuary.

Isaac Kaluna Kaai

Isaac Kaluna Kaai of Kapaa passed away on April 14, 2017 at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 72.

Born on Aug. 3, 1944 at Waimea Hospital, Kauai, he was a security officer at the Academy of Arts on Oahu and Safeway on Kauai.

He was preceded in death by father Solomon Kaai, mother Annie Wood Hussey, brothers Ernest and Kenneth and sister Annie Erlandiz. His brother Solomon Kaai passed away in July.

He is survived by brothers Nelson Kaai and Allen Kapali, sisters Mary Kekuewa, Charlotte Kaai and Charlene Molsbarger, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends and family can celebrate his life at Niumalu Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 9, with visitation at 9:30 a.m., services at 10 a.m. and lunch to follow.

Gladys Antonina Mande Padre

Gladys Antonina Mande Padre of Kapaa passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on Aug. 18, 2017, at the age of 91. She was born on Kauai on Sept. 1, 1925, and retired from Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital as a dietitian assistant.

She was preceded in death by husband Jacinto C. Padre, parents Ambrosio and Margarita Mande, brothers Belarmino Mande, Faustino Patricio Sr. and William A. Mande.

She is survived by daughters Janice Rubio (Michael) Plumer, Jo Ann (Patrick) Shimamoto and Jayne Theresa Padre, sons Jay Jacinto Padre and James Julian (Deborah) Padre, grandchildren Melissa Ann (Leroy) Caberto, Michelle Lee (Darren) Lizama, Michael (Penny) Rubio Jr., Gavin (Gwynn) Shimamoto, Tyson Shimamoto, Megan (Mordecai Calhoun) Shimamoto, Tiana Ortiz, Jamelyn Padre, James Padre and Jacquelyn Padre; 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, sister Crispina Laranio and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Catherine Church, with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

John Filomeno Tangalin

John Filomeno Tangalin of Kapaa passed away at home on Aug. 26, 2017, at the age of 97. He was born in Lihue on March 11, 1920, and retired from the state Department of Health Vector Control Branch.

He was preceded in death by wife Virginia Tangalin, brother Ben Tangalin and sisters Ramona Lemi, Jessi Aldridge and Mary Lorenzo.

He is survived by wife Denise Thomson, sons John (Nancy) Pauole, John (Bernadette) Tangalin Jr., Leroy Tangalin, Thomas “Tula” (Jeri) Tangalin, Casey Thomson-Tangalin and James (Amanda) Thomson-Tangalin, daughters Leilani (Donald) Doyle and Veronica (Norman) Sakaguchi, hanai daughter Shanti (David) Reinhardt-Kanter, 24 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

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

Raymond Edwin Hanamuku Viado

Raymond Edwin Hanamuku Viado of Wailua Homesteads passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 28, 2017, at the age of 70. He was born in Lihue on Nov. 27, 1946, and retired as a groundskeeper from the state Public Housing Authority.

He was preceded in death by parents Jesus and Grace Viado and sister Dolly Ragudo.

He is survived by wife Brenda, daughters Moana (John) McAdams of Maryland and Waiola (Dwayne) Horn of Colorado, brothers James (Linda) Viado, George Viado of Kauai and Alfred (Pam) Viado of Oregon, granddaughter Malana Horn, grandson Kekoa Horn of Colorado, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Catherine Church on Friday, Sept. 8, with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire and graciously declines flowers.

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

Theresa Pineda Hogg

Theresa Pineda Hogg of Kapaa passed away at home on Aug. 30, 2017, at the age of 66. She was born in California on Feb. 21, 1951, and retired as a Transportation Security Administration agent at Lihue Airport.

She was preceded in death by husband Rick Hogg.

She is survived by sons Mark Hogg and Derek Hogg of Kapaa, and sister Eva Balek of California.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Crossroads Christian Fellowship on the Kapaa bypass road, with visitation from 4:30 p.m. and services celebrated at 5 p.m.

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

Samuel Kamae III

Samuel Kamae III passed away on Aug. 31, 2017 at Wilcox Medical Center.

Born on Jan. 2, 1941 in Honolulu, he was an irrigation and harvest supervisor for Kauai Coffee Company.

He was preceded in death by father Samuel Kamae Jr., mother Gloria Kamae, brothers Thomas, Sam, Franklin and James Kamae, and sisters Elizabeth Kamae and Rosemary Anderson.

He is survived by wife Cleopatra Keaweamahi Kamae of Anahola, sons Samuel Kamae IV of Anahola, Tile Bula Kamae of Anahola and John Dispirito of Kapaa, daughter: Melissa (Kyle Wong) Dispirito of Eleele, grandchildren Kiana Nancy Ann Dispirito and Sarah Ho‘okahipuuwaii Naoi Kamae Wong, brother Dennis K. Kamae of Honolulu, sisters Laverna L. Beatly, Cynthia A. Johnson, Angela L. Tartar, Mayden L. Ford, Janice N. Soto, Marylin L. Ball and Martha Lou Kaio, all of Honolulu, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 9 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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