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Martina Galla, 86 years old, of Henderson, Nevada, passed away on Jan. 3, 2018, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus. Born on Dec. 20, 1931, in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired housekeeper with Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Guillermo Galla.
She is survived by her daughter, Elisa (Dominick) Galla-Ferrer of Nevada; grandchildren, Joshua and Jordan Ferrer; great-grandchildren, Deegan and Kai Ferrer.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept, 29, 2018, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire suggested.
Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Paulina L. Gonzales
Paulina L. Gonzales, 89 years old, of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away on Sept. 15, 2018, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Feb. 7, 1929, in Waipahu, Oahu, she was a retired sales clerk.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Gonzales and son, Robert E. Gonzales.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverly (Merle) Patnode of WA, Marilyn (Mark) Music of TX, Evelyn (Jim) Wasson of SC, Clarice (Michael) Callejo of Kapaa, Kauai; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Sally (Mac) Cabalo of Puhi, Kauai, Fely (Tino) Cabotaje of CA, Maggie (Sidney) Mission of Makaweli, Kauai; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa from 9 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. There will be a burial to follow at St. Catherine’s Church cemetery. Casual attire suggested.
Stewart Vine Burley
Feb. 26, 1935 Aug. 18, 2018
Stewart Vine “Stu” Burley, 83, of Lawai, Kauai, passed away at home on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on Feb. 26, 1935, in Binghamton and retired from PMRF after 47 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Ku’uipo Gail Kaiwa Burley, his parents, Dexter Vine Burley and Margaret Robbins Stewart Burley; brother, Richard A. Burley of Phoenix, AZ. ; in-laws, Edward Baba and Ida Kaiwa of Kekaha.
He is survivied by his children, Skipper (Tasy) Burley, Sperry (Renee) Burley and Surreyann (Kele) Alaibilla; grandchildren, Seneca, Sera and Shelbie Burley; Sydnie, Steeler and Syren Burley, Ryan and Taylor Robbins Parongao; great-grandchildren, Slader and Sailen Burley, Skyleigh Gonsalves, Ryder K Parongao and Cash Burley Daly.
Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo Ward (2 Kaumuali’i Hwy, Kalaheo) on Saturday, September 29, with visitation at 9am and services at 11am. Burial will take place at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe immediately following the services. Aloha attire suggested.
Bernice Silva passed away on Aug. 29, 2018. She was born on March 24, 1939.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Rita Jr.; mother, Marie Stella Kona Rita ; husband, Gabriel Silva; sisters, Bernice Rita, Patricia Silva and Stella Marie Burgess and brother, Edward Rita Sr.
She is survived by her 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, 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; siblings, Nelson (Carol) Rita and Priscilla (Guy) Ruiz.
A celebration of life will be held on Sept. 29, 2018, at St. Raphael’s Church. A viewing will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. with services to begin at 10 a.m.
Mary Basug Abara
Mary Basug Abara 91 years old of Koloa, Kauai passed away on September 12, 2018 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital
Born on September 9, 1927 in New Mill, Kauai, she was a retired Housekeeper with Waiohai/Produce Clerk with Sueoka’s
She is preceded in death by her husband Augustine M. Abara, son Rudolpho “Rudy” Abara, daughter Evelyn Branco, granddaughter Caryn Abara, sister Florentina Basug
She is survived by her sons: Orlando (Carol) Abara of Omao, William (Rocchelle) Abara of Koloa, son in law: Allan Branco of Kapaa, daughters: Leonida (James) Cuaresma of Wailua, Evangeline (Robert) Cuaresma of Kapaa, daughter in law: Juanita Abara of Lihue, 14) grandchildren, 17) great-grandchildren, 1) great-great grandchild, sister: Cely Reyes of Ewa Beach and numerous nieces, nephews & cousins
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday October 6, 2018 at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa from 9:00 am to 10:45 a.m. where mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. there will be a burial to follow at St. Raphael’s Church cemetery in Koloa. Casual attire suggested
Edwin Flagg Nilson Jr.
Edwin Flagg Nilson Jr., 57, of Kapaa, passed away at Hale Kapuna Heritage Home on Aug. 22, 2018. He was born in Hawaii on Jan. 26, 1961, and was previously employed by Kauai Easter Seals as an accountant.
Preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Flagg Nilson Sr and Lydia Low Brown Nilson.
Edwin is survived by his siblings; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. After the burial we would like to continue celebrating Edwin’s life at Immaculate Conception Church for Pupus, etc. Please contact Kalani or Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 814-419-9822.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Paul Parongao, 86 years old of Eleele, Kauai, passed away on Sept. 14, 2018, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. Born on June 27, 1932, in Eleele, Kauai, he was a retired welder/security guard also served in the US Army.
He is preceded in death by his father, Vicente Parungao; mother, Romana Navarro Manilog; brothers, Aladiano “Al” Parongao, Tom Parongao; sisters, Helen Parongao Neves, Josephine “Pena” Parongao Perez.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita “Nita” Batis Parongao; sons, Vincent (Joanne) Parongao of Waimea, Vaughn (Iris) Parongao of Eleele, Vernon (Josie) Parongao of Kalaheo, Lance (Emmylou) Parongao of Eleele, Kyle (Christie) Parongao of Eleele; daughter, Lianne (Kiha) Parongao of Hilo; grandchildren, Jordan Parongao, Jaron Parongao, Cole Parongao, Chase Parongao, Braxton Parongao, Qyla Parongao, Quincee Parongao, Macey Parongao, Kaeo Parongao, Ky Parongao, Kylen Parongao, Gavin Miyazaki; great-grandchild, Zavyn Niau; step mother, Gloria Parungao; brother, John Parongao of Kalaheo; sisters, Trinidad Parongao Peralta of Kekaha, Amy Lyn Parungao of Oahu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 to 10 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. There will be a burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire suggested.
Iris E. Palama Hornstine
Iris E. Palama Hornstine, 91 years old of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on Aug. 23, 2018, at her home in Kalaheo. Born on May 4, 1927, in Kalaheo, Kauai, she was a retired teacher at Haynes Street School, Canoga Park & Lockhurst Drive School in Woodland Hills, California.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Martin H. Hornstine; father, Philip K. Palama, Sr.; mother, Hisako K. Palama; brother, Philip K. Pamala, Jr.
She is survived by her sons, Ralph (Jordene) Hornstine of Koloa, 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; numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, please carpool to Kukuiolono Park Pavilion if possible limited parking from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Inurnment will be at Kauai Veterans cemetery. Casual attire suggested. Omit flowers.
Dylan Kawaikupau Kuwamura
Dylan Kawaikupau Kuwamura, 29 years old, of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away on Sept. 10, 2018, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born on Nov. 17, 1988, in Kaunakakai, Molokai, Dylan was a flight attendant.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lucille Momi Alapai; grandfather, Masami Kuwamura and Richard Seshiki.
He is survived by his father, Pauly (Lisa) Kuwamura of Kapaa; mother, Tamilynn (James) Chaney of Molokai; brothers, Richard James (Brej) Duvauchelle of Molokai, Lelan Chaney-Fariah of Moloaki; sisters, Jamielynn Duvauchelle of Molokai, Joey (Leigh) Duvauchelle of Molokai.; grandparents, John and Maggie Duvauchelle of Molokai, Carole Seshiki of Kapaa; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of Dylan’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Bryan Baptiste Pavilion in Kapaa at noon. Casual attire suggested.
Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
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