Obituaries for Saturday, August 18, 2018

Concepcion ‘Connie’ Villapania Chang

Concepcion “Connie” Villapania Chang, 80, of Lihue, passed away on Aug. 11, 2018, at her home in Lihue.

Born on July 16, 1938, in Koloa, she was a supervisor for the state Department of Transportation Airports Division Visitor Information program.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Brenda “Bree” KC Martin, father Serafin Villapania, mother Meletona Bonghanoy, sisters Mercedes “Mercy” Vallejos and Dorothy D. “Loling” Low, and brother Julian R. “Robit” Villapania.

She is survived by husband Christian J. Chang Sr. of Lihue, daughters Verna (Moki) Okami of Lihue and Tanya (Ferdinand) Dosono of Kapaa, sons Christian “Sonny” (Shirley) Chang Jr. of Kapaa, Ryan “Koko” (Sheila Guzman) Chang of Lihue, and Kevin Chang of Lihue, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brother Paul “Polin” Villapania of California, sister Antonina “Nina” Mirafuentes of Oahu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue from 9 to 9:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Castro ‘Sonny’ Lovell


Castro “Sonny” Lovell of Anahola died at Wilcox Medical Center on June 29, 2018, at the age of 89.

Born in Moloaa on Aug. 21, 1928, he was the son of Charles Andrew Lovell and Katherine Ka‘apuni (Kakulu) Lovell and grandson of Charles John Lovell, Wilhelmina (Keick) Lovell, Ka‘aemoku Kakulu and Rose Walanika (Aneko) Kakulu.

He worked as a refuse collector for the County of Kauai until retiring in 1984.

He is survived by wife Irene (Boro) Lovell of Anahola, daughter Ruth (Ken) Martin of Kilauea, sons Castro C. “Honey Butch” Lovell of Oahu and Richard A. “Ricky” Lovell of Anahola, sisters Priscilla (Mike) Magallanes of California and Alvina Mills of Anahola, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by sisters Madeline “Kaui” (Kwang) Song of Anahola, Katherine “Juanita” (Frank “Kachi”) Rivera of Anahola, Jennie “Loke” (Blake) Pereira of Anahola and Diane “Alice” O’Riley of Oahu, and brother Christian “Kaliko” Lovell of Anahola.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Anahola Beach Park from 11 a.m. until pau. Services will be celebrated at noon.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes lei.


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