Obituaries for Wednesday, September 27, 2017

• Reynold ‘Rey’ Crispin Aranio • Betty Jane Moore • Priscilla Lagadon Coloma Andres • Alton Gene Kanter

Reynold ‘Rey’ Crispin Aranio

Reynold “Rey” Crispin Aranio of Puhi passed away on Sept. 13, 2017, at the age of 82. He was born in Koloa on April 7, 1935, and retired from Hawaiian Telephone as an auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by son Delray Aranio, parents Crispin and Rose Aranio and brother Angel Aranio.

He is survived by wife Lorena Aranio of Puhi, son Bradley Aranio of Puhi, sister Frances (Arnold) Beck of California, brother Benjamin (Mary) Aranio Sr. of Omao, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

Betty Jane Moore

Betty Jane Moore, formerly of Lihue, passed away surrounded by family at her bedside on Sept. 3, 2017. She was born on July 29, 1926, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, to Parke Morris Wetherill and Elizabeth Zimmerman Wetherill.

She later married John (Jack) H. Moore, who rose to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Traveling the world together, they raised six children. After her husband’s career in the Air Force they fell in love with Kauai and decided to move here permanently. She was president of the Sun Village board of directors for over 20 years.

She had a passion and purpose in life to serve others. She started her volunteering with the American Red Cross, which spanned over 20 plus years. While on Kauai she helped with hospice, neonatal, thrift shop and anywhere she was needed at Wilcox Medical Center. Among her many accomplishments she received the Outstanding Older American Award recipient for Kauai in 2000. Her volunteer schedule included a stint as president of Wilcox Hospital Auxiliary, Hawaii Auxiliary Hospitals, Wilcox Health Foundation, board vice chair for Wilcox Memorial Hospital, YWCA and county Agency on Elderly Affairs board member, as well as dedicated Kauai Hospice Beeper Team Member. She was a longtime and faithful member of the St. Michael & All Angels’ Episcopal Church in Lihue.

She will be forever loved by her family, friends and those she had touched with her kind heart.

She was preceded in death by husband John (Jack) Moore Jr., daughter Meredith Moore and daughter in-law Benice Loraine Moore.

She is survived by Patricia (Joe) Kindrick, Mike (husband to Benice) Moore, Terry (Terina) Moore, Colleen (Mike) Fernandez, Patrick (Lisa) Moore, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Priscilla Lagadon Coloma Andres

January 8, 1931 – September 20, 2017

Priscilla Lagadon Coloma Andres of Kalaheo passed away peacefully at Wilcox Medical Center on Sept. 20, 2017, at the age of 86.

Born on Jan. 8, 1931 in Honokaa on the Big Island, she was a former official supervisor for the Koloa Sunshine Market.

She was preceded in death by husband Pelagio Andres, parents Florencio and Dionicia Coloma, brother Ciriaco and sister-in-law Nancy Coloma, sister Janet and brother-in-law Leoncio Casamina Sr.

She is survived by daughter Diane (Tony) Melchor, son Jeffrey Andres and daughter Norma (Clyde) Hori, as well as grandchildren Tyson (Samantha) Melchor, Kendrick (Rachel) Melchor, Diandra (Ryan) Melchor, Kristy (Kelly) Hadama and Titus (Denise) Hori, great-grandchildren Kelson and Kayden Hadama, hanai great-grandchild Payton Toki, sister Connie (Samuel) Cadacio, sister Nena (James) Barrientos and brother Dominador (Vivian) Coloma, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The celebration of life is Friday, Oct. 27, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, with visitation at 8:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family graciously requests no flowers.

Funeral arrangements were made by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary and Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Alton Gene Kanter

Alton Gene Kanter of Kalihiwai Valley passed away at home on Sept. 23, 2017, at the age of 89. He was born in West Virginia on July 29, 1928, and was a self-employed acupuncturist.

He was preceded in death by son David Kanter, parents Bessie and Bernard Kanter, and brothers Norman and Harold Kanter.

He is survived by wife Janey Kanter, son John (Terry) Kanter, daughters Catherine (Randy) Young, Lea Weldon and Leilani (Matt) Zehnder, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, sister Anita Kappe, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church in Hanalei, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m.

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

Patricia Ann Bell

Patricia Ann Bell of Kapaa passed away at home on Aug. 17, 2017, at the age of 79. She was born in New York on March 5, 1938, and retired as an office administrator with ABC Unified School District.

He was preceded in death by husband Dale Bell, parents Ralph and Ann Wilson, and brother Paul Wilson.

She is survived by sons Tim Bell and Mark Bell, daughters Marianne Cain and Pamela Corwin, 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, sister Pamela Morris, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held.

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

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