Obituaries for Sunday, April 12, 2020

Laurence ‘Larry’ Ryan

Laurence “Larry” Ryan of Kaua‘i and Palatine, Illinois, passed away on March 27, 2020, while in hospice, at the age of 80. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to the late Juanita and Walter Ryan.

He was also preceded in death by twin sister Judy Pitts.

He is survived by his wife Mary Jane (Pettibone) after nearly 19 years of marriage, sister Jeanne, sons Jim (Elena), Shiva and William (Divia), grandchildren Crystal, Danielle, Jaime, Katie, Lydia, Zeke, Maya, Lincoln and Brian, great-grandchildren Colin, Ian, Sofia and Kealia, many cousins, and good friends Eleanor and Cynthia.

He had a variety of careers: firefighter, paramedic, and educator in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, for 30 years. He also was a warrior with Mankind Project in Illinois and Kaua‘i for 30 years. A guardian at litem on Kaua‘i for 15 years and with the Kaua‘i Health Career Training Academy for 10 years. He was an active member on the board of the Panama Condominium Association. He had a distinct honor of becoming one of the youngest Eagle Scouts at the age of 15.

His love for Kaua‘i helped sustain him in his final hours.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bruce Wayne Cosier

Bruce Wayne Cosier passed away at his residence on April 3, 2020, at the age of 69. He was born on Oct. 11, 1950, in Honolulu.

He was preceded in death by son Jamieson “Jay” Cosier, mother Rose Hanawahine Cosier, three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by wife Lori Cosier of Kalaheo, daughters Ann (Toledo) Cosier of Kea‘au, Hawai‘i Island, Bricille (Horace) Cosier Wallace of Lihu‘e, sons-in-law Alika (Lacey) Toledo of Hilo, Hawai‘i Island and Marquis Dawkins of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Trysen (Kimrah) Shigematsu Cosier, Isaiah Toledo, Kobe Toledo, Kamalu Toledo, Isaiah Wallace, Shelbri-Ann Cosier and Tori Dawkins, brothers David (Cee) “Butch” Cosier of Kailua, O‘ahu, Gordon (April) “Bobo” Cosier of Oregon and Eric (Carole) Cosier of Waimanalo, O‘ahu, sisters Rosemary Tamashiro of Kailua, O‘ahu, and Linda (Bill) Williams of North Carolina, mother-in-law J. Hazel Soto of Kalaheo, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lola Gebauer

Lola Gebauer, 98, of Honolulu and Haiku, Maui, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 2, 2020. She was under the care of Hospice Maui. She was born July 4, 1921, in Jackson, Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by husband Paul Gebauer, M.D., and seven siblings.

She is survived by sons Paul Gebauer and John (Brenda) Gebauer, daughters Susan (Frank Hollister) Brown and Penelope Gebauer, grandchildren Keoki (Melissa) Brown, Elise Brown, Whitney (Jon Apo) Brown, Liza (Edward Maus), Sherri (Matias Rodriguez) and Johnathan Gebauer, and six great-grandchildren.

Lola and Paul moved to Honolulu from Cleveland in June of 1946, as Paul was a thoracic surgeon at Leahi Hospital. She was a very strong and active woman who loved life and had an enduring effect on her many friendships because of her kind, affable nature.

She was a Realtor for over 50 years with Vi Dolman Associates and Coldwell Banker Island Properties. She was an avid golfer for over 60 years and played in tournaments all over O‘ahu. She was a member of the Waialae Country Club Bridge Club for many years, and played in tournaments in Honolulu.

After moving to Maui three years ago, she quickly adapted to Maui lifestyle, making new friends, learning to drive the curvy roads in Haiku to Pa‘ia, as she was especially fond of weekly exercise classes at Kaunoa Senior Citizen Center. She also looked forward to bridge on Fridays with the Pukalani Bridge Group. With a history of top finishes in numerous women’s golf tournaments while living on O‘ahu, she occasionally hit balls at the driving range in Pukalani.

A celebration of life will be planned for sometime in the future.

Aloha mom, a hui hou. We love you.

Miyoko Kaohi

Miyoko Kaohi passed away in Waimea on March 29, 2020, at the age of 90. She was born on April 9, 1929, on Kaua‘i. She was a secretary with the state of Hawai‘i.

She was preceded in death by husband William K. Kaohi, and brothers Harumitsu and Sukeji Hayashi.

She survived by son Jeffrey Kaohi of ‘Ele‘ele, daughters Bonnie (Dexter) Shimatsu of ‘Ele‘ele and Marilyn (Russell) Hasegawa of ‘Ele‘ele, grandchildren Brad (Lory) Shimatsu, Ryan (Kaumaka) Shimatsu, Jennifer Heu and Linnea (Luka Kanakaole) Heu, great-grandchildren Brayden Heu-Greenbaum, Logan Shimatsu, Leyna Shimatsu, Liam Shimatsu and Koa Shimatsu, sister-in-law Jean Hayashi of Hanapepe, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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