Obituaries for Monday, July 27, 2020

Richard Henry Tiede


Richard Henry Tiede, 79, of Princeville, passed away after a battle with cancer, on July 10, 2020. He was born in Detroit on Dec. 13, 1941, to Walter William Tiede and Virginia (Kirstein) Tiede. He was a mechanical engineer.

He was preceded in death by wife Bracey Avery Tiede, niece Carole Tiede Gillespie, and sister-in-law Mary Avery Hill.

He is survived by brother Thomas (Pamela) Tiede, nephew Thomas (Lee Ann) Tiede Jr., grand-nephew Mathew (Craig Deardorff) Tiede, grand-niece Kirstin Tiede (Patrick) Sullivan, great-grand-nephew Theo Declan Sullivan, and brother-in-law James Hill.

He is remembered as a very gentle and courteous man who was ready to help others, and he always had a smile when meeting people.

Elenora Reichert

Elenora Reichert, 100, of Kapa‘a, passed away at home on July 21, 2020. She was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, on Aug. 27, 1919, and retired as a bookkeeper from Toolmaster Inc. in San Francisco before moving to Kaua‘i.

She was preceded in death by parents Christian and Julianna Miller, former husband Jacob Reichert, sister Eva Schloss, and brothers, Leo, Alex and Frank Miller.

She is survived by son Kenneth (Marta) Reichert, daughter Sister Carol Reichert (Sisters of the Holy Family), sister Agnes Flynn, one grandson, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a, with visitation at 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kealia Cemetery.

Those wishing to attend the funeral should call Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home at 245-3661.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Che Esteban ‘Che Boy’ Granda

Che Esteban “Che Boy” Granda passed unexpectedly on July 8, 2020, at the age of 31, in Marysville, California.

He was born Oct. 3, 1988, on Kaua‘i, where he spent many happy years surrounded by family and friends. He also spent several happy years in Minnesota and California.

He was known for his kindness, sweetness, witty humor and infectious enthusiasm for simple joys. He struggled with addiction and mental illness. His talents were many, including carpentry, woodworking, art and baking desserts. He adored his pet dogs and cats, music, and spending time in nature.

He is survived by father David Granda, mother Marghee Maupin, stepfather Pat Gegen, sister Chia Granda and her sons Ahanu and Apollo Truong, brother Sierra (Natalie) Edison, sister Melosa Granda, brother Cassidy (Anahita Sheikh-ol-Eslami) Granda, sister Marquita (Royce Kurihara) Granda, sister Olivia Gegen, and extended family and friends from coast to coast who will miss him.

  1. Debra Kekaualua July 27, 2020 6:27 am Reply

    Brian John Fitzpatrick, age 67, born October 28, 1952, on Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota, passed away on June 26, 2020, at home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Brian was part of the baby boomer generation—his father, John Fitzpatrick, an Air Force military intelligence officer in World War II, and his mother, Charlotte Fitzpatrick, a war bride from Germany. He was the youngest of two, with an older sister Debra Kekaualua, and spent most of his early childhood traveling in Europe and in the United States due to his father’s transfers in the Air Force.

    After his parents settled in Ventura, California, in the early 1960s, Brian attended Holy Cross Elementary School, Balboa Junior High School (where, he always boasted, he had served as the student body president in eighth-grade) and graduated from Buena High School in 1969. After high school, he attended UC San Diego, transferred to UC Santa Cruz, and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara in 1974. Some of Brian’s early jobs included IRS and oil field work, among others, but he ultimately chose to pursue a legal career and to attend the California Western School of Law in San Diego.

    Brian met his first wife, Lisa Fournier Erdman (1961 – 2008), in 1981 and later married on July 17, 1982. In 1983, while attending law school, Brian’s first daughter, Maureen Bates (Fitzpatrick), was born. In 1986, Brian’s second daughter, Kelly Fitzpatrick, was born. After graduating from law school in 1985, Brian and Lisa moved back to Ventura where Brian spent the better part of his legal career working for the Ventura County Public Defender’s Office from 1987 to 1997.

    On December 12, 1987, Brian married his second wife, Dale Ulery Fitzpatrick, already the mother of Sarah Roberts. In 1988, Brian’s third daughter, Caitlin Rodriguez (Fitzpatrick), was born. Upon marrying Dale, Brian converted to and became an active member of the Baha’i Faith. As part of his faith’s mission, Brian and Dale, with their four girls, moved to China in 1995 and taught English for a year. Traveling was an important part of Brian’s life, and he traveled often, alone and with his family. In fact, he returned to China twice more to teach English, and after returning from his first trip to China, obtained a teaching credential from the University of La Verne. As a result, he taught history for three years at Santa Paula High School.

    In line with his political beliefs, Brian dedicated his adult life to giving back and to providing what he could to those in need. As a result, he offered pro bono legal work to many, including water protectors in North Dakota and asylum seekers, among others. In addition, Brian was in recovery nearly 39 years and devoted his life to his recovery and to the recovery community.

    Brian was also a music fanatic and went to hundreds of concerts. He considered himself “Neil Young’s number one fan” or a “Rustie” as Neil Young fans call themselves.

    The incredible life Brian lived touched thousands of people across the globe. His impact can be seen through the people he knew and regularly kept in touch with; he often found himself quite literally “running into people” in other parts of the world.

    His love for travel, music, the law, and his political beliefs, greatly influenced all four of his daughters in their life endeavors. One of Brian’s greatest joys was in 2013 when his grandson, Dollin Jack Bates, was born to his daughter Maureen and her husband Jon.

    Words cannot adequately express our love for and memory of Brian and the giant of a man he was.

    Brian is survived by his wife Dale, his four daughters, Sarah, Maureen, Kelly, and Caitlin, his grandson, Dollin, his sister, Debra Kekaualua, her husband Punohu Jr., his two nephews, Punohu and Pohakukauea, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cameron and Brenda Ulery, his mother-in-law, Midge Ulery, and his mother-in-law, Doris “Granny” Fournier.

    Due to the current state of the world, his family is unable to hold a service immediately but intends to do so at a later date. They will provide service details once confirmed.

    Please stay in safety and health during Douglas Event
    Aloha, debra kekaualua

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