Obituaries for Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Yukie-Lynn Nalani DeSilva

Yukie-Lynn Nalani DeSilva of Kapa’a passed away at Queen’s Medical Center on Jan. 26, 2019, at the age of 48. Born on Dec. 7, 1970, she was an Advertising Sales Assistant for The Garden Island Newspaper and also an active Crossfitter at Kaua’i CrossFit.

She is preceded in death by her father, Yukio Higashi. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kevin DeSilva; daughter, Moana (Chris) Baltazar; son, Dustyn (Michaela Manago) DeSilva; hanai son, Kalani Kahaunaele; mother, Olinda Higashi, two sisters, Maile (Jonah) Cummings and Anolani (Kelo Rivera) Higashi, five brothers, Gordon (Danice) Higashi; Alvin (Deborah) Higashi, Dean (Mel) Higashi; Blaine Kaneholani and Kenny (Kana Kaohi) Meatoga; In-Laws, Wayne and Rita DeSilva; brother-in-law, Travis (Lisa) DeSilva; and grandchildren, Cijay, Cyris, Christyn and Chloey Baltazar. She was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Alan and Shannon DeSilva and sister-n-law, Lynette Meatoga.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Anahola Beach Park. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. where services are to follow.

Teresa Annette Floreen (Bukoski) Morita

Teresa Annette Floreen (Bukoski) Morita, 62, of Koloa, passed away on Jan. 13, 2019, at Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Lihue on Jan. 22, 1956. She worked most recently as an office assistant with Workforce Development Division services in the American Job Center.

Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, Antone Bukoski Jr. and Flora Lumacad Bukoski; brothers, Patrick Bukoski, Robert (Felicia) Bukoski and Wayne Paglinawan.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Wesley (Val) Morita; daughter, Westy (Derek); son, Anthony (Joanie) Morita; brothers, Ivan Navarro, Carl Paglinawan and Nolan Paglinawan; sister, Darlene McHenry; grandchildren, Tylenn, Selena, Krystah, Tiare and Skyler Morita and Aukai, Keegan and James Kessler. She also had numerous nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Feb. 16, 2019, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa. Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment will take place at St. Raphael Cemetery in Koloa at a later date.

Borthwick Mortuary graciously assisted the family with arrangements.

Bernardo Gerardo

Bernardo Gerardo, 81, of Lihue, passed away on Jan. 31, 2019, in Lihue. He was born on March 5, 1937 in Lihue.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Benito and Apolinaria Gerardo; wife, Iva Jean Gerardo.

He is survived by his companion, Kaykerine Kua, Bernadine (Raymond) Villatora; stepsons, Stanley Cadawas, Jr. of Kapaa, Alan (Lori) Cadawas of Kilauea, Stan (Cathy) Kua of Lihue; stepdaughters, Jo Ann Langtad of Kapaa, Jeanne (Robert) Raposas os Eleele, Doreen Kua of Eleele; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Cayetano Gerardo of Lihue; sisters, Encarnation Guzman of CA, Dolores Yoshida of CA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Immaculate Conception church from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Family suggests casual attire. Please omit flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.


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