Obituaries for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bernice Medeiros Rosa

Bernice Medeiros Rosa, 85, of Hanamaulu, passed away on Nov. 9, 2017, at her home in Hanamaulu.

Born on Oct. 6, 1932, in Lihue, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents John and Cozy Medeiros, husband Manuel Bernard Rosa, and son Elliott Rosa.

She is survived by daughters Darlene (Robert) Pires and Diana Rosa, sons Douglas Rosa and Russell Rosa, brother Gilbert Medeiros, three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Kenneth Joseph Kagawa

Kenneth Joseph Kagawa, 76, of Hilo, formerly of Lahaina, Maui, died Nov. 12, 2017, at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Lihue, he was a teacher retired from Lahainaluna High School on Maui.

He was predeceased by parents Kaoru Kagawa and Mary K.C. Ching Kagawa, sister Kathleen Kagawa Yoshishige, nephew Brian Takeshi Yoshishige and niece Iris Yoshishige.

He is survived by wife Kay Hirayama Kagawa of Hilo, daughter Kandice Kagawa of Waipahu, Oahu, son Kent (Rochelle) Kagawa of Hilo, grandchildren Kassandra Kagawa of Hilo, Kennison Kagawa of Tacoma, Washington, and brother-in-law Takeshi Yoshishige of Kapaa.

Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo, with the funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. The family suggests casual attire and requests no koden (monetary gifts) nor flowers.

Dodo Mortuary and Hosoi Garden Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.


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