Obituaries for Sunday, June 9, 2019

Vicenta Jose Dumbrique

Vicenta Jose Dumbrique, 93, of Lihue, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on May 5, 2019. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on May 25, 1925, and retired from Kauai Surf as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by husband Guillermo Dumbrique, parents Manuel and Aquilina Jose, and siblings Isabel Pascual, Raymunda Jose, Olympia Jose, Roman Jose and Modesto (Juliana) Jose.

She is survived by children Gloria L. Dumbrique, Diomy “Florde” Dumbrique, and Andy (Katherine Jade) Dumbrique, one grandson, sister Aning Jose Andres of the Philippines, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 15, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is 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 U.S. Navy, and also worked for the Navy as a civil servant. He retired after 24 years.

He was preceded in death by parents James and Mary Gerardo and sisters Marylyn Gerardo and Kathy Louis.

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

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

A celebration of life with prayer service is planned for Saturday, June 15, at Hanamaulu Beach Park at 10 a.m.

The family requests no wreaths, sprays, bouquets, only lei and loose flowers.

Michiko Brace, nee 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, she was the daughter of the late Teiji and Yoshiko (Nakamura) Miyashiro. She graduated from Kapaa High School in 1950, then earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University of Agriculture and Applied Science and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan.

She was working in a civilian capacity on an American Army base in Germany when she met the charming George Brace of Springfield, Massachusetts. 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, she was a member of the Kauai Board of Realtors for many years before retiring to Las Vegas in 2006.

While in Las Vegas, she 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.

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

Her 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.

Isami ‘Sparky’ Shirai

Isami “Sparky” Shirai passed away on May 21, 2019, in Lihue.

He was born on May 23, 1918, in Kekaha.

He was a jeweler.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Gladys Shirai, son Calvin (Cora) Shirai of Waimea, daughter Dee (Steve) Hamilton of California, brothers Ronald (Sachi) Shirai of Oahu, brother-in-law Charley Sanpei of Oahu, sisters Miyoko Sakahashi of Oahu, Joyce (George) Koga of Eleele, sister-in-law Mildred Shirai of Eleele, grandchildren Riley Shirai and Ray (Sarah) Shirai, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

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 on Oahu, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 11, 1941, on Kauai.

He retired as a dstrict road overseer (DRO II), stationed at Hanalei baseyard after 33 years with the County of Kauai Department of Public Works.

He is survived by wife Jane L. Kaui, children Daniel Pohaku (Rochelle) Kaui of Kapahulu, Oahu, Joanne Katherine Griffin of Dallas, Pamela S.K. (Brian) Kaui-Baligad of Wailua Homesteads, Christy L.P. Kaui of Forest Grove, Oregon, Randolph “Randy” Kalihilihiokala (Erin) Kaui of Bellingham, Washington, Richard “Ricky” Kaui (Luci) Jr. of Keahapana Valley, Scott Kalani (Aulani) Kaui Sr. of Keahapana Valley, and Sharolyn “Mele” Maliana Kaui of Keahapana and 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 and Maliana Ka‘iulani Kaui, 13 great-grandchildren, sister Irene Miyashiro of Kapahi, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.

Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kapaa Ward on Saturday, June 29, with public viewing from 9 to 11 a.m., and chapel services from 11 a.m. to noon.

Burial will follow at the Kaui family cemetery in Keahapana Valley, and a luau will follow the burial, also in Keahapana Valley.

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

Neil Kalani Sadora

Neil Kalani Sadora passed away on May 18, 2019, in Sacramento, California. He was born on Feb. 18, 1970, in Lihue. He loved to cook and was employed at various eating establishments in Hawaii and California.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Loreto and Maxima Sadorra and maternal grandparents Eusebio and Estephania Afaga.

He is survived by parents Greg and Goni Sadora, brother Greg (Nani) Sadora, sisters Cheryl (Dr. Glenn) Belisle and Stephanie (Stacy) Iwasaki, nieces Shaunte Sadora and Shyanne Sadora, nephews Kaiea Iwasaki, Kanoa Iwasaki, Keala Iwasaki and Skyler Sadora, and numerous uncles, aunties and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, June 22, with visitation from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and service at 10 a.m.

The family welcomes lei.


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