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Wendy Dorene Ruiz passed away at home in Phoenix, with loved ones nearby, on May 13, 2018, at the age of 53. She was born in Waimea on Sept. 14, 1964. She was a human resources generalist at MEB Services in Phoenix for the past two years.
She was preceded in death by mother, Edith Ruiz; maternal grandparents, Jisuo and Ichiko Marugame; paternal grandparents, Damascio and Margaret Ruiz; brother, Derek Ruiz; niece, Brandi-Lei Moises and nephew, Jace Ruiz-Taira.
She is survived by her partner, Paul Buse of Phoenix; father, Donald R. Ruiz of Phoenix; sister, Donna (Lucky) Moises of Lacomb, Oregon; twin brother, Scott Ruiz of Phoenix; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held in Phoenix on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
A celebration of life will be held at Koloa Missionary Church, 3370 Poipu Road, Koloa, on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m.
Refreshments will follow.
Frederick Curammeng Pasol
Frederick Curammeng Pasol, 89, of Ewa Beach, Oahu, and long-time resident of Kaawanui Village, Kauai, passed away at Straub Clinic &Hospital in Honolulu on June 2, 2018.
He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and was a Gay &Robinson welder, a master plumber, and owner of Pasol Plumbing. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marines.
He is survived by daughters, Glenda (Alan) Horner and Freda (Frankie) McCurley; granddaughter, Rebekah McCurley of Ewa Beach, Oahu; siblings, Simeona Pasol Daliva of Wailuku, Maui, and Reynaldo (Elsie) Pasol of Kekaha.
Visitation is Saturday, July 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Island Mortuary, with service at 10:30 a.m., and burial 1:30 p.m. at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Additional services were already held in Honolulu.
Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Violet Kauo Almarza
Violet Kauo Almarza, 76, originally of Kauai, passed away on Jan. 10, 2018, in Kent, Washington. She was born on Jan. 9, 1942, in Honolulu. She retired from Woolworth’s restaurant after 39 years.
She is survived by her beloved husband, (just shy of 56 years) Bernard R. Almarza, of Kent, Washington; sons, Bernard C. (Putsie) and Donald (Lori) Almarza of Lihue; daughters, Sandra (Ipo) Yoshioka of Lihue and Pamela (Ricky) Maghanoy of Kent, Washington, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by brothers, Clarence (Duckie) and Eugene Kon of Oahu and Harry Kon of Hilo; sisters, Elizabeth (Betty Jean) Balocon of Oahu and Pearl McKay of New Hampshire.
Services will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9 a.m. Services will begin at 10 a.m. The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.
Darrell Brian Pundyke
Darrell Brian Pundyke, 60, of Hanamaulu, passed away at home on June 20, 2018. He was born in Lihue on Feb. 10, 1958, and was the proprietor of Kauai Mobile Steam Cleaning and DP Nursery.
He was preceded in death by brother, John Pundyke.
He is survived by wife, Penlois “Penny” Pundyke; children, Darrell (Delilah) Pundyke Jr. of Eleele, Jabrielle (Dean) Richarde of Kahili Mountain and Shawn (Jolene) Pundyke of Hanamaulu; father, John Pundyke Jr. of Kapahi; mother, Eleanor (Melvin) Wilson of Wailua Homesteads; grandchildren, Leiani (Keith) Pimental, Kapena Pimental, Pulelehua Pundyke, Kealohi Pundyke and Anuhea Pundyke; siblings, Darlene (Howard) Ramos of Lihue, Brenda Vidinha of Anahola, Bradley Pundyke of Wailua Homesteads and Tammy (Sterling) Oana of Las Vegas; best buddy, Shadow; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Lihue First Church, 4320 Nawiliwili Road, with visitation from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Lei are welcome for the memorial tree of leis.
Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Florence Kaleiohi Navas, 78, of Anahola, passed away on May 10, 2018. She was born on Jan. 7, 1940, in Lihue, and retired as a housekeeper.
She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph Navas; parents, George Kaleiohi Sr. and Hannah Kaleiohi.
She is survived by children, Hannah Akau, Stanley Akau and Charlene Akau; stepchildren, Joann, Renee, Elizabeth, Joseph and Bernadette; numerous grandchildren and great-grand-
children; sisters, Esther (Vic) Pezario and Elaine Fernandez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Anahola Ko‘olau Hui‘ia Church from 9 to 10 a.m., with services to follow.
Dylan Tekau LaFave, 13, of Princeville passed away on June 13, 2018. He was born in Honolulu on Aug. 18, 2004, and was a student at Kapaa Middle School.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Leo and Nancy LaFave; maternal grandparents, Florencio and Rina Delong.
He is survived by father and stepmother, James (Monica) LaFave; mother, Marie Delong; sisters, Kaia LaFave and Ajae Baldomero; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m.
Loretta Hideko Nakao passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 95.
She was preceded in death by parents, Taka and Tadao Yashima; spouse, Yukio Nakao; brother, Nizae Yashima; and sister, Grace (George) Hoshida.
Survivors include brother, Wallace (Sue) Yashima; sister, Dorothy Nishimoto; children, Arnette (Roland) Lee, Ceseli (Michael) Fujioka, Dreanna Nakao and Thad Nakao; grandchildren, Charissa (Richard) Wagner, Anson (Frances) Lee, Kathlen Lee, Keli (Nyles) Nakama, Michaelle Fujioka, Lloyd Nakao and Myles Nakao; as well as eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the West Kauai Hanapepe Hongwanji temple, with visitation at 1 p.m. and services to follow.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Beatrice A. Furumoto
Beatrice A. Furumoto, 86, of Kealia, passed away on June 20, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center. Born on April 12, 1932, in Lihue, she worked as a bartendress.
She was preceded in death by parents, Juan Sr. and Saturnina Asuncion; husband, Sueo Furumoto; son, Richard Furumoto; son-in-law, Louis Jourdain; brothers, Phillip and Alfredo Asuncion; and sister, Dolores Stephenson.
She is survived by sons, Mark (Tracie) Furumoto of Kapaa and Kerry Furumoto of Nevada; daughters, Alix Jourdain of Nevada, Colene Schaefer of Kealia, Avis (Gerard) Koerte of Hanamaulu; daughter-in-law, Mandy Furumoto of Kapaa, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grand-
children; brother, Juan (Ursula) Asuncion of Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Kathleen Asuncion of Wailua; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., where services will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests casual attire.
Chai Hoku Kuhaulua
Chai Hoku Kuhaulua, 43, of Anahola, passed on May 26, 2018, peacefully, with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side.
He was a loving husband to Kaimana Kuhaulua (Haumea); father to daughter, Tayanie Kuhaulua and sons, Kaena (Racquel) Kuhaulua and Noeau Kuhaulua; and grandfather, to Waikahe Kuhaulua and Ho‘okena Kuhaulua.
He is also survived by parents, Kaleihoku and Sarah (Huddy) Kuhaulua; brother, Chad (Kalei) Kuhaulua; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life, a hui hou, will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the empty lot at the end of the Manamana Street cul-de-sac, near the family home. Family and friends are welcome.
A potluck celebration of life for Sam Tobey will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Salt Pond Beach Park in Pavilion 3 (furthermost west).
Flower lei would be appreciated.
Guitars, ukuleles and voices welcome.
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