Obituaries for Friday, August 14, 2020

Reynaldo Rosales Palacio

Reynaldo Rosales Palacio passed away on July 13, 2020, in ‘Ele‘ele, at the age of 74.

He was born on April 28, 1946, in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He was a cut seed field worker for McBryde Sugar Company, and retired as a carpentry handyman at Waimea Plantation Cottages.

He was preceded in death by parents Federico and Elizabeth Palacio, wife Nenita Palacio, daughter Rosenda Palacio, son Noel Palacio, half-sisters Florentino Gaoiran, Carmelita Patricio, Shirleen Badgley, S. Ku‘ulei Aloha Mina and Lois Palacio.

He is survived by sons Remigio “Rem” Palacio of ‘Ele‘ele, Rogelio “Roger” (Ann) Palacio of San Antonio, Texas, daughters Erlinda “Lynn” Ramos of ‘Ele‘ele, daughter-in-Law Catherine Palacio of O‘ahu, grandchildren Britnelyn Palacio, Brandon Palacio, Nicole Moriwake, Alysha Palacio, Kiarra Palacio, Richard Palacio, Randy Palacio, Justin Palacio, Ashley Palacio, Stephanie Palacio, Zaesha Ramos, Tiana Ramos, Devon Ramos, Jullynn Ramos, Carissa Palacio and Caitlin Palacio, great-grandchildren Kaleb Medeiros, Jaslyn Palacio, Nathan Delos Santos, Kailea Moriwake, Chaten Moriwake and Aden Moriwake, mother Lapaz Rosales Palacio, half-brothers Onafre (Edna) R. Menor of ‘Ele‘ele, Alfredo R. Menor of the Philippines, Aurelio (Claudia) Mina Jr. of Pahoa, Hawai‘i, Vincent Palacio of Kalaheo, Benjamin (Nani) Palacio of San Antonio, Texas, Valentino (Kathi) Palacio of O‘ahu and Edwin (Natalie) Palacio of Hilo, half-sisters Donna (Richard) Lau-Laranio of Kalaheo and Flora (Al) Tomas of ‘Ele‘ele.

A talk-story session is at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m., with a celebration of life at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elsie M. Dusenberry Nishi Garcia

Elsie M. Dusenberry Nishi Garcia passed away on Aug. 8, 2020, at the age of 77, in Hanapepe.

She was born on March 19, 1943, in Waimea, and was legal assistant.

She was preceded in death by grandson Freeman Nishi-Ramos, husband Tatsuo Nishi, son Matthew Iwatate and husband Harvey Garcia.

She is survived by sons Richard Iwatate, Nikola (Cludia) Nishi Sr. and Pete (Cheri) Nishi, daughters Donna (Mark) Richards, Ama (Mouad) Nishi and Marcella (Eric) Malchow, grandchildren Brandon, Logan, Nohokai, Ariel, Jeneya, Nikola Jr., Princess, Chet Jr., Adam, Xena, Christopher, Jasmine, Sara, Landon, Chandler, Shalayah, Tyler, Liam and Alexandria, one great-grandchild, brothers Carl W. (Maureen) Dusenberry Jr. and Franklin D. (Linda) Dusenberry Sr., and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Walk-through viewing, no service, will be at Garden Island Mortuary Friday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes flowers. Social distancing and masks required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Raymond ‘Ray’ W. Smith

Raymond “Ray” W. Smith, 69, of Lihu‘e, passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2020. He was born on March 13, 1951, in Rockledge, Florida. He was a self-employed electrician and the owner of Ray Smith Electric. He retired in 2015.

He was preceded in death by father Raymond Smith and father-in-law Steven Victorino.

He is survived by wife Donna, son Ray Smith of Charleston, South Carolina, daughter Heather (Doug) Jarrett of Asheville, North Carolina, four grandchildren, mother Shirley Smith of Forest City, Florida, sisters Sandy (Austin) Regal of Apopka, Florida and Jan Casteel of Altamonte Springs, Florida, mother-in-law Julie Victorino of Lihu‘e, sister-in-law Tammi Marchant of Wailua, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held, to honor his request.

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


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