Obituaries for Friday, February 14, 2020

Norma T. Senda

Norma T. Senda, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Feb. 7, 2020, at Garden Island Health Care.

Born on Jan. 1, 1926, in Kealia, she was a retiree of the state Department of Taxation.

She was preceded in death by husband Kazuo Senda.

She is survived by son Warren (Georgiane) Senda, daughter Trudy (Loren) Senda, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Private services will be held. The family requests no koden or gifts.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Delfin ‘Del’ Noel Gandia

Delfin “Del” Noel Gandia, 65, of Waipahu, went home to the Lord on Jan. 22, 2020. The fourth child of the late Orpiano and Loretta Nelmida Gandia of Hanama‘ulu was born on Dec. 24, 1954, in Lihu‘e, and was a retired food-service representative.

He is survived by wife Janice (Sugino) Gandia, daughter Dayna K.H. Jones of Florida, son Jared A. Gandia of Waipahu, granddaughter Bryana Yuriko Onalani Jones, grandson Henry Kekoa Jones, sisters and brothers Pam (Greg) Sokei, Gay Ann Gandia, Gabriel (Gayanne) Gandia Sr., Emily (Bo) Fabro and Dalton (Cheryl Espanto) Gandia, uncle Bonifacio Gandia, and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

O‘ahu services will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, with private family viewing at 4:30 p.m. and doors opening for visitation at 5 p.m., and memorial service at 6 p.m.

The family suggests aloha attire, welcomes lei and requests that no flowers be offered.

Kauai services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Lydgate Park main pavilion, with visitation at noon, celebration of life at 1 p.m. and fellowship to follow until 5 p.m.

The family suggests casual or aloha attire, and requests that no floral arrangements be offered.

Loose flowers and lei are welcomed.

Alton K. Muraoka

Alton K. Muraoka passed away on Feb. 10, 2020, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital, at the age of 52. He was born on Jan. 12, 1968, in Waimea, and was a concierge with Waiohai Hotel.

He is survived by daughter Mikayla Muraoka of Kapa‘a, parents Tommy and Irene Muraoka of ‘Ele‘ele, sister Renee Muraoka of Pearl City, O‘ahu, hanai son Treston Bautista of Kapa‘a, significant other Sharma Bautista of Kapa‘a, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Garden Island Mortuary, with visitation from 4 to 5 p.m., and celebration of life at 5 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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