Obituary for Friday, August 24, 2018

Castro ‘Sonny’ Lovell

The celebration of life for Castro “Sonny” Lovell, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, has been postponed due to Hurricane Lane. The family will schedule another date for the celebration of life at a later date.

Valerie Ann Mui Ying Wong Poai

Valerie Ann Mui Ying Wong Poai, 69, of Kapaa, passed away on Aug. 5, 2018, at her home in Kapaa.

Born on May 27, 1949 in Lihue, she was retired as a school-based health nurse with the state Department of Education.

She was preceded in death by parents Harold “Ah Lok” Wong and Mary Huddy Wong, and husband Mike Poai.

She is survived by son Michael “Roven” Poai of Kapaa, daughters Mei Lin (Kahuwila) Kanakaole of Kapaa, Malia (Ross) Gusman of Kapaa, Maile Poai of Kapaa and Stacy Poai of California, brothers Sam (Linda) Wong of Kapaa and Dennis (Cheryl) Wong of Wailua, sisters Moki (Freckles) Smith of Kapaa, grandchildren Breana Poai, Bryson Poai, Brayden Poai, Kahuwila Kanakaole and Kam Lin Kanakaole, great-grandson Trysten Poai, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Smith’s Tropical Paradise from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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