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Lee Maiola Malina
Lee Maiola Malina, 64, of San Francisco, passed away in San Diego on July 28, 2018. He was born in Lihue on July 24, 1954, and was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Desilva &Gates.
He was preceded in death by brother Adrian “Eddie” Malina and daughter Kimberly Malina.
He is survived by sons, Justin (Sheri) Malina, Shane (Brittney) Malina; grandchildren, Chyleisha, Laccey, Shayda, Stetson, Waileia and Kaimi; parents, Norton and Eveline Malina Sr.; brother, Norton “Koko” (Joyce) Malina Jr.; lifelong friend, Jocelyn Malinam; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.
Kenneth Peter Cummings
Kenneth Peter Cummings, 81, of Kapaa, passed away at home on Aug. 22, 2018. He was born in Lihue on June 29, 1937, and retired as a heavy truck driver.
He is survived by wife, Charleene Cummings; children, Shawn “Cookie” Perreira, Ilima (Pat) Lopez, Kendra “Leinani” (Mark) Olds, Edwina “Malia” (Don) Kimura, Kenneth P.K. (Dawn) Cummings, Franklin (Cheryl) Cummings, Aaron (Leilanie) Cummings; grandchildren, Ryan Perreira, Kaleo Lopez, Jenna Kaluahine, Kai Lopez, Kaimi Lopez, Kysen Lopez, Jordyn Lopez, Jayci Au, Rayna Tandal, Nelson Au, Niko Kimura, Waika Kimura, Kenny Boy Cummings, Kyary “Tita” Cummings, Kaliyah “Tati” Cummings, Zavier Cummings, Aliyah Cummings, Makana Cummings, A.J. Cummings, Ariel Cummings, Levi Cummings, Lilya Cummings; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Agnes Apo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Lydgate Beach Park main pavilion, with visitation from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow. The family suggests casual attire.
Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Elizabeth Kapeka Kaauamo Azeka
Elizabeth Kapeka Kaauamo Azeka, 90, of Hanapepe, passed away on Aug. 22, 2018, at her home in Hanapepe.
Born on May 16, 1928, in Hana, Maui, she was a tour escort with Grayline.
She was preceded in death by husband Henry Norimi Azeka, parents Solomon and Cecilia Kaauamo, brothers Michale Kaauamo, Kamaka Kaauamo and Ekela Kaauamo, and sister Maryann Shimatsu.
She is survived by son, Malcolm S. (Trudy) Azeka of Hanapepe; daughters, Haunani (Jeff) Seward of Hanapepe, Joy (Tom) Canute of Hanapepe, Debra (Robert) Ruiz of Waimea and Romaine (William) Oliveira of Nahiku, Maui; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Solomon (Kuulei) Kaauamo Jr., Herman (Lynette) Kaauamo, Radford Kaauamo and Jimmy Kaauamo, all of Keanae, Maui; sisters, Christina Seto of Eleele, Emily (Kamalana) Kalalau of Hana, Maui, Leihulu Haugen, Pauline (Paul) Sinenci of Pukalani, Maui and Jeanette Kaauamo of Makawao, Maui; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 9 to 10:15 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. The family suggests aloha attire.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family.
Deborah Ehulani Kaiu
Deborah Ehulani Kaiu, 55, of Lihue, passed away on Sept. 5, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center.
Born on Oct. 13, 1962, in Honolulu, she was a construction worker.
She was preceded in death by father, Raphael Gonsalves Sr.; stepfather, Robert Goias; brothers, Clifford and Damien Gonsalves; and sister-in-law, Lana Gonsalves.
She is survived by son, Josiah (Kiliana Kaaialii) Kaiu of Honolulu; grandchild, Mohea Kaaialii; mother, Phylis H. Goias; brothers, Raphael (Veronica) Gonsalves Jr. of Lihue, Thomas Gonsalves of Lihue and Ehukai Goias-Medeiros of Hanapepe; sisters, Robert-Ann K. Goias of Lihue, Wehilani Goias-Medeiros of Lihue; sisters-in-law, Francis Gonsalves of Lihue, Elanor Gonsalves of Lihue; nieces, Kauailani Goias-Medeiros, Hiilani Goias-Medeiros of Lihue, Kealohalani Goias-Medeiros of Hanamaulu; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lihue Calvary Church from 9 to 9:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The family suggests casual attire.
Bernice Silva passed away on Aug. 29, 2018. She was born on March 24, 1939.
She was preceded in death by father, John Rita Jr.; mother, Marie Stella Kona Rita; husband, Gabriel Silva; sisters, Bernice Rita, Patricia Silva, Stella Marie Burgess; and brother, Edward Rita Sr.
She is survived by children, Keith (JoAnn) Silva, Randall (Patrice) Silva, Albert (Barbara) Silva and Clyde (Edna) Silva; grandchildren, Gabriel (LeAnn) Silva, Wesley (Ulu) Silva, Jodie (John) Kona, Jeffery (Tessa) Silva, Vickie (Gordan) Rita, Randi-Lee (Doug) Chism, Keilah (Tim) Kanehe, Ashley (Dustin) Almeida, Bernice “Alohi” (Eliott) Medina, Julia Silva, Marah (Lance) Silva and Gabrielle Silva; great-grandchildren, Keana Silva, Blaze Silva, Keanu Silva, Kekai Silva, Kaimana Silva, Kekoa Silva, Cayce Silva, Kupaa Silva, Java Kona, Johnna Kona, Haven Silva, Hacen Silva, Kilinoe Silva, Dustin Rita, William Rita, Emily Chism, Liam Chism, Teo Kanehe, Joseph Almeida, Alexis Almeida, Kara Medina, Nakahili Silva, Makaio Silva, Jasselle Silva; and siblings, Nelson (Carol) Rita, Priscilla (Guy) Ruiz.
A celebration of life will be held on Sept. 29, at St. Raphael Church, with viewing from 9 to 9:45 a.m. with services to begin at 10 a.m.
Mary Akemi Kagawa Garcia
Mary Akemi Kagawa Garcia was born on Oct. 21, 1949, to Fumio and Yoshiko Kagawa in Waimea.
She is survived by husband, Daniel Garcia; children, Mitchel and Leila Kagawa (grandchildren Jordan and Trevor), Matthew and Lorrie Walker (grandchildren Hailey Kai, Makai, Mace, Mila and Lexi), Michelle and Damien Borja (grandchild Riley), Kai and Kanoelani Garcia (grandchildren Mahina, Kaikoa and Alohi) and Chava and Katie Garcia (grandchild CJ); siblings, Ann Lee and Howard Kagawa; sister-in-law, Raynette Kagawa; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Garcia.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. with casual visitation, and 5:30 p.m. service at the Kekaha Harbor House at 8948 Kaumualii Highway.
The family suggests aloha or casual attire.
Iris E. Palama Hornstine
Iris E. Palama Hornstine, 91, of Kalaheo, passed away on Aug. 23, 2018, at her home in Kalaheo.
Born on May 4, 1927, in Kalaheo, she was a retired teacher at Haynes Street School, Canoga Park and Lockhurst Drive School in Woodland Hills, California.
She was preceded in death by husband, Martin H. Hornstine; father, Philip K. Palama Sr.; mother, Hisako K. Palama; and brother, Philip K. Palama Jr.
She is survived by sons, Ralph (Jordene) Hornstine of Koloa and Philip M. Hornstine of Kalaheo; daughter, Lynn (Thayne) M. Taylor of Kalaheo; grandchildren, Ikaika, Jolene (Ben), Kauai (Lindsey), Kimo and Joy (Kainoa); great-grandchildren, Piilani, Kanai, Kieryn, Kailiponi, Kekai and Kamoana; sister, Violet Kuulei P. Ihara of Manoa, Oahu; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kukuiolono Park pavilion. Carpool if possible due to limited parking. Inurnment will be at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.
The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
Bruce James Medeiros
Bruce James Medeiros, born to Patrick and Lorraine Medeiros of Koloa on Sept. 5, 1961, was called home by our heavenly father on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the age of 56.
He was preceded in death by father, Patrick Louis Medeiros; mother, Lorraine Cremer Medeiros; and brother, Patrick “Patta” Medeiros.
He is survived by son, Blake Medeiros; daughters, Sasha (Clancy) Doorish and Carlie Medeiros; grandson, Clancy Doorish Jr.; grandaughter, Sophia-
Lorraine Doorish; sister, Denise Medeiros; brothers, Russell (Marlo) Medeiros, Robin (Joy) Medeiros and Jarrett (Starley) Medeiros; and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who all enjoyed spending time with him.
A celebration of life will be on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Poipu Beach Park, with viewing from 10 to 11 a.m., celebration service at 11 a.m. and lunch kanikapila style to follow at noon. There will be a water slide for the keiki.
The family suggests casual aloha beach wear and requests that flowers be omitted.
Brian Nishimoto, 85, of Lihue, passed away on Sept. 5, 2018, at his home in Lihue.
He was born on July 31, 1933, in Honolulu, and was retired as a former planning director of the County of Kauai and chief engineer for the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
He was preceded in death by wife, Eva Nishimoto; parents, Ichiro and Masako Nishimoto; and brothers, George and Edwin Nishimoto.
He is survived by sons, Eric Nishimoto of Honolulu and David Nishimoto of Lihue; daughter, Karen (Mark) Joto of Lihue; grandchildren, Travis Nishimoto and Kellie Joto; brother, Joseph Nishimoto of Honolulu; sister, Emma (Masa) Koshiro of Honolulu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 4 to 4:45 p.m., where services will be celebrated at 5 p.m.
Dennis Fumito Akagi
Dennis Fumito Akagi, 72, of Lihue, a sales clerk for Kuhio Motors, passed away on Aug. 20, 2018, at Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu.
He was born in Lihue.
He is survived by brother, Wallace (Karen H.) Akagi, and sister-in-law, Karen S. Akagi.
Visitation is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lihue Lutheran Church, with the service to begin at 10 a.m.
The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
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