Obituaries for Sunday, December 8, 2019

Marie Gladys Itamura

Marie Gladys Itamura passed away on Nov. 28, 2019, in Kalaheo, at the age of 84.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1935, on Kauai. She was self-employed.

She was preceded in death by husband Raymond Itamura, parents Joaquin and Mary Souza, sister Jeanette Matsumura, brother Robert Souza, and great-grandchild Kayla Itamura.

She is survived by son Glenn (Barbara) Itamura of Hanamaulu, daughters Karen Ono of Puhi, Cheryl (List Ka‘aihue) Itamura of Kalaheo, Raynette (Wayne) Taniguchi of Kalaheo, nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, sister Yvonne (Edward) Souza of Kalaheo, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services on will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at Garden Island Mortuary, with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dr. Maria Cristina ‘Mimi’ Snyder

Dr. Maria Cristina “Mimi” Snyder, 91, of Kapaa, passed away on Nove. 20, 2019 in Lafayette, Colorado, after a brief illness.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1928, in Goa, India, and became the first woman from Goa to attend medical school in the United States.

After receiving her medical degree from New York University she met and married Dr. Frederick Snyder, with whom she raised six children. She was a resident of Kauai for 42 years, and was an active member of the community.

She worked for the state Department of Health, and helped initiate the island’s first school-based health clinics. She was a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and a volunteer for Friendship House and Kauai Hospice.

She enjoyed music, and was a member of the Kauai Chorale for many years. She also loved the natural beauty of Kauai. Her family and friends remember many predawn hikes up Sleeping Giant and walks along the coastal path to watch the sunrise.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Frederick Snyder and son Eric Snyder.

She is survived by daughters Christine, Helen and Susan, sons Warren and David, grandchildren Gida, Jason, Gilbert, Bijan, Paul, Mitra and Mallika, and great-grandson Kaleo.

The family will hold a remembrance service on Kauai in the spring of 2020, with details to be announced at a later date.

Kazuki Shimizu

Kazuki Shimizu passed away on Dec. 1, 2019, at Garden Isle Health Care. He was born on Jan. 3, 1923. He was a veteran with the U.S. Army and did auto body work.

He was preceded in death by wife Fuyuko Shimizu and daughter Diane S. Shimizu.

He is survived by sons Dennis (Lois) Shimizu of Pearl City and Les (Colleen) Shimizu of Honolulu, daughters Christine (Gary) Hashimoto of Lihue and Jeanne Shimizu of Lihue, grandchildren Shaun Shimizu, Tracie Sanjume, Ryan and Bryce Hashimoto, Lindsie and Lacie Shimizu, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Garden Island Mortuary, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. and services at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alika Huddy

Alika Huddy passed away on Dec. 2, 2019 in Hawaii.

He was born on March 17, 1972 in New York.

He is preceded in death his father Alexander Huddy.

He is survived by wife Tisha Huddy of Eleele and son AJ Huddy of Eleele; daughters, Stephanie Patricio-Huddy of Hanapepe, Tiffany Patricio-Huddy of Honolulu; dog Loke his garage dog; mother Diane Huddy of Eleele; brother Kainoa (Mele) Huddy of Kalaheo, and Leilani (Eddie) Huddy-O’Rourke of New York.

A celebration of life will be held on Dec. 28, 2019, at Garden Island Mortuary from 9 to 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Lawrence Gene Cuaresma

Lawrence Gene Cuaresma passed away at the age of 57 at his home in Saint Helena, California. He was born on Oct. 3, 1961, in Lihue. He was a retired district engineer with the City & County of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.

He was preceded in death by father Eugenio Cuaresma and mother Consuelo Cuaresma.

He is survived by stepmother Conchita Cuaresma, sisters Patricia Cuaresma, Racquel (Reid) Samio and Shirri (Daynes) Sacro, and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai, with visitation at 9 a.m. and service to begin at 10:30 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

George Makuaole

George Makuaole passed away on Oct. 5, 2019, in Kekaha.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Waimea.

He was a heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by wife Marion Makuaole and son Elton McKenzie Makuaole, and parents Keukua K. Makuaole and Eva Makuaole.

He is survived by son Timothy Makuaole of Honolulu, grandchildren Leilani Makuaole and Kiele Makuaole, brothers Bernard Makuaole of Kauai and Melvin Makuaole of Honolulu, sister Grace Acain of Kauai, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Kaneohe.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mazie T. Fujinaka

Mazie T. Fujinaka passed away on Nov. 14, 2019, at Wilcox Medical Center in Lihue, at the age of 84. She was born on Jan. 20, 1935, on Kauai. She was a retired manager at Kauai Kitchens.

She was preceded in death by husband Wataru Fujinaka, daughter Sharon Fujinaka, parents Sunao and Akino Fujii, brothers Albert Fujii and Paul Fujii, and sister Elsie Ishida.

She is survived by daughters Faith (Dayne) Nakamura of Kapaa, Donna (Kaipo) Silva of Omao and Gayle (Randall) Medeiros of Kapaa, grandchildren Ryan Silva, Jaime (Jared Sunada) Nakamura, Kira Nakamura, Keoni Medeiros and Kaitlin Nakamura, great-grandchildren Tyren, Kaimi, Juston, Braiden, Jessa and Jaxen, sisters Grace Marumoto of Oahu and Elaine Yamanoha of Oahu, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Nolan T. Miguel

Aug. 5, 1954 Nov. 15, 2019

Nolan T. Miguel was born in Lihue to Florentino (deceased) and Genoveva Miguel.

He is survived by wife Patricia Pedro Miguel, children Geny Lei “Napua” (Sterling Johnson), Isaac (Caitlyn Ishikawa)

Miguel and Kawailani “Sissy” (Kyle Okemura), grandchildren Shannon Johnson, Elliott (Ellie)

Miguel and Talon Okemura, and siblings Michael (Kathy), Leona (John) Guest, Gary, Dabney (Mona) and Marc.

Services to be held on Oahu on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial & Mortuary in Waipio (Mauka Chapel), Mililani Memorial Park Rd. at Ka Uka Boulevard.

Kauai services are Thursday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 4453 Kapaia Rd., Lihue.

Carolyn Ann Nii

Carolyn Ann Nii passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2019, in Bellevue, Washington, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 20, 1948 in West Virginia, she grew up in Ohio and was a Certified Public Accountant.

The daughter of the late Robert and Marie Dingle, she was preceded in death by husband Michael N. Nii Sr.

She is survived by sons Robert (Christy) Nii, Christopher (Pammy) Nii and Michael (Megan) Nii Jr., grandchildren Kailee, Kamden, Kanoa, Ashlyn, Cody, Makenzie, Michael Koa and Madison Nii, and brother Robert Dingle Jr.

A service will be held at Lihue Hongwanji Mission at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, with visitation starting at 3 p.m. The family invites guests for refreshments and fellowship following the service in the social hall.

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