Obituaries for Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Michiko Brace, née Miyashiro

Surrounded by her family, Michiko Brace, née Miyashiro, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 1, 2019, after her third courageous battle with cancer.

Born and raised in Wailua Homesteads, Michiko was the daughter of the late Teiji and Yoshiko (Nakamura) Miyashiro. She graduated from Kapaa High School in 1950, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University of Agriculture and Applied Science and later a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Michiko was working in a civilian capacity on an American Army base in Germany when she met the charming George Brace of Springfield, MA.

Ever the romantics, they whisked off to Basel, Switzerland to marry and later had two children. The family moved back to Kauai in 1975, where she was an avid gardener, crafter and seamstress.

Her creativity led her to open a clothing and crafting business in Hanamaulu. A woman of many talents, Michiko was a member of the Kauai Realtor Association for many years before retiring to Las Vegas, NV in 2006.

While in Las Vegas, Michiko continued to discover her artistic abilities, including painting, calligraphy and piano. George and Michiko recently moved to northeast Florida to seek additional medical treatment and to enjoy a simpler way of life.

Michiko is survived by her husband of 57 years, George Brace; son Barry (Heidi) Brace of Montevideo, MN, and daughter Tisha (Ronald) Forfia of Ponte Vedra, FL; brother Sueo Miyashiro of Wailua Homesteads; and sisters Sakiko Miyashiro of Kapaa Homesteads and Marion (Wesley) Harris, of Wailua Homesteads; four devoted grandchildren, Lindsey Brace, Jesse Brace, Emily Brace, Christopher Forfia; her nieces, nephew and extended family.

Michiko’s kind demeanor will be missed by the many lives that she touched. The family will hold a private remembrance ceremony at a later date.

Ponte Vedra Valley Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.

Stanley Amorin, Sr.

Stanley Amorin, Sr. passed away on April 10, 2019, at his home in Lihue. He was born on April 3, 1930, in Lihue. He was a Mechanic with Lihue Plantation.

He is survived by his sons, Stanley (Connie) Amorin Jr. of Lihue, David (Terilyn) Amorin of Lihue; daughters, Phyllis Amorin of Lihue, Rochelle (Leroy) Vandergalien of Wisconsin, Christine (Wilber) Villanueva of Eleele; 10 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his wife Consuelo “Connie” Amorin; son Patrick Amorin; parents Virgin and Sophie Amorin; brothers, Donald Amorin and Gerald (Gerry) Amorin.

Friends may visit with the family on June 8, 2019, at Immaculate Conception church from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. There will be a burial to follow after the Immaculate Conception Church ceremony. Family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary are assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard Cummings Kaui Sr.

Richard Cummings Kaui Sr., of Keahapana Valley, passed away at the age of 77, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Pali Momi Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 11, 1941, on Kauai.

He retired as a District Road Overseer (DRO II), stationed at Hanalei Baseyard after 33 years with the County of Kauai Public Works Division.

Richard Cummings Kaui, Sr is survived by his wife Jane L. Kaui; children, Daniel Pohaku (Rochelle) Kaui of Kapahulu, Oahu, Joanne Katherine Griffin of Dallas, Texas, Pamela S.K. (Brian) Kaui-Baligad of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, Christy L.P. Kaui of Forest Grove, OR, Randolph “Randy” Kalihilihiokala (Erin) Kaui of Bellingham, Washington, Richard “Ricky” Kaui (Luci), Jr. of Keahapana Valley, Kauai, Scott Kalani (Aulani) Kaui, Sr. of Keahapana Valley, Kauai, and Sharolyn “Mele” Maliana Kaui of Kunia, Oahu; grandchildren, Kaleinani Fumiyo Kaui, Kevin Keala Kaui Sr., Krystal Kini Kaui, Ryan Keola Kaui, Nicole Pa’aikanoemakamailani Moore, Calvin Justin Griffin, Clemont Devern Griffin, Reginald Kenard Griffin, James Corey Griffin, Bryson Keli’i Baligad, Brandi Kanani Baligad, Sherice Kealalani Almazan, Shaun Kekoa Almazan, Kamalulokelani J. Kaui, Carolyn Keli’ikapaole Kaui, Creighton Kalihilihiokala Kaui, Brittany Mahealani Kaui, Scott Kalani Kaui, Jr., Richard Wayne Kaulana Kaui, Kalia Kanoelani Kaui, Aulani Leipuamakamae Kaui, Maliana Ka’iulani Kaui, Great grandchildren; Thirteen Great-grandchildren; sister Irene Miyashiro of Kapahi; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and co-workers.

Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Kapaa) on Saturday, June 29, 2019. A public viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Chapel services will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be a burial to follow at the Kaui Family cemetery in Keahapana Valley and a Luau to follow in Keahapana Valley

Nuuanu Mortuary and Garden Island Mortuary are assisting the family with arrangements.

Alan Gerardo

Alan Gerardo was born on June 15, 1958, in Lihue. He passed away peacefully in his home in Ridgecrest, California, at age 60, on Feb. 2, 2019.

Chief Alan Gerardo served in the United States Navy and also worked for the navy as a civil servant. He retired after 24 years.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents James and Mary Gerardo; sisters, Marylyn Gerardo and Kathy Louis.

He is survived by his wife Marites Gerardo; children, Kari Momi (Bryan Rapsholdt) Gerardo, Lori (Zef Perales) Long, Christine (Joven) Haramura, Sophia Dame and Brian Dame; six grandchildren, James, Jordyn, Jaylin, Chimera, Serenity, and Jareth; his siblings, Joyce (Terry) Daligdig, James K Gerardo, Alison (Clayton) Silva, Brenda (Rey) Coloma and Brian (Shanell) Gerardo Sr.; brother-in-laws, Mathew Louis Sr and Jerry Aquias; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services, including military rites were held at Saint Ann Church in Ridgecrest, California, on Feb. 16, 2019.

A celebration of life with Prayer Service is planned for Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Hanamaulu Beach Park at 10 a.m. The family requests no wreaths, sprays, bouquets, only leis and loose flowers.

Shigeno Kuboyama

Shigeno Kuboyama passed away on May 11, 2019, at the age of 92. She was born on Oct. 27, 1926, in Lihue. She was a produce clerk at Kauai Producers.

She is survived by sons, Sam Kuboyama (Jean) of Waipahu, Dean Kuboyama (Gayle) of Kapaa; daughter Lynn Kuboyama (Jerry Kabazawa) of Lihue; grandchildren, Kristen Kuboyama, Kara Dias, Chad and Evan Kuboyama, Kelsey Kabazawa; great-grandchildren, Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi, Chayne Kuboyama-Hayashi, Adrian Dias, Jr., Noah and Eli Dias, Jake Colt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held. No koden.

Arrangements were provided by Garden Island Mortuary.


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