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Obituary for Friday, August 21, 2020

Gloria Jean Banquel Somalpong

April 30, 1945 – August 2, 2020

Gloria Jean Banquel Somalpong of Makaweli passed away on Aug. 2, 2020.

She was preceded in death by husbandGeorge Somalpong, daughter Melissa Jean Somalpong, and parents Buenaventura and Theodora Alesna Banquel.

She is survived by her children, spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Carmela S. and Antonio Rapadas (Antonio Jr., Victoria Marie), of Guam, Alan P. and Helen Somalpong of Hawai‘i Island, Alverna M. Somalpong and Marcos Gandia (Kiara) of Kaua‘i, VMelissa J.-(deceased) (Bryson, Ikaika, Tyson, Kawailehua, Shanlynn), great-grandchildren Tryson and Treyzen, brothers Lorencio Banquel Sr. of Washington state, Ricardo Banquel of Kaua‘i, Robert Banquel of Kaua‘i, Buenaventura Banquel Jr. of Kaua‘i, sisters Veronica Dasalia of Kaua‘i, Edna and Henry Lovell of Kaua‘i, Patricia Apana of O‘ahu, Marilyn Tolbe of Boston, and Carolyn and Kaupena Kinimaka of Kaua‘i.

Last respects will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by burial at 1 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Due to COVID-19, there will be limited seating in the mortuary chapel. The use of face masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing are mandatory throughout the viewing and burial.

A celebration of life will be private.

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


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