Eleanor Katherine Wilson
Eleanor Katherine Wilson, 84, of Anahola, passed away on Sept. 9, 2020, in Anahola. She was born in Lihu‘e on Oct. 9, 1935, and was a musician.
She was preceded in death by parents Allen R. and Florence Teves Sr., brother Allen R. Teves, sister Shirley Souza, and sons John Paul and Darrell Brian Pundyke.
She is survived by husband Melvin Axel Wilson Sr., sons Bradley Pundyke, Melvin Wilson Jr., Luis Wilson and Bobby “Willy” Wilson, daughters Darlene (Howard) Ramos, Brenda C. Vidinha, Tammy (Sterling “Manaia”) Oana and Lena Wilson, brother John “Larry” (Yvonne “Momi”) Teves Sr., daughters-in-law Penlois “Penny” Pundyke and Cynthia Pundyke, 39 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held in the future.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Henry Fernandez, of Roy, Washington, passed away on Aug. 31, 2020, at the age of 74.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1945, in Waimea. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam. He retired as a civilian worker at the Army base in Ft. Lewis, Washington.
He was preceded in death by father Ralph Dominador Fernandez of Kekaha, mother Rosita Aperto Naumu of Honolulu, and brother Edward (Georgia) Fernandez of Kekaha.
He is survived by wife Carmen Sinek Fernandez, children Frank (Tricia) Sinek, Marie Monet (George Kimber) and Joe Sinek, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers Melvin Fernandez of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Daniel Fernandez of Kekaha, sisters Bernice Wade of Kekaha, Katherine Dilwith of Reno, Nevada, and Jeanette Pahota of Keizer, Oregon, maternal aunt Nora Aperto Cataluna of Koloa, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his celebration of life and internment will be announced at a later date. For more information, contact Daniel Fernandez, 337-1443.
Sylvia ‘Momi’ Fong Cole
May 22, 1936 Aug. 16, 2020
Sylvia “Momi” Fong Cole, 84, of Anahola, passed away on Aug. 16, 2020, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 22, 1936 and worked as a preschool teacher at Kapa‘a Head Start.
She was preceded in death by mother Elizabeth Bautista, stepfather Felipe C. Bautista Sr., brother Felipe C. Bautista Jr., husbands Stanley A. Cole and Samuel K. Peahu Jr., and stepson, Severo (Shirley) Cole.
She is survived by children Twila (Charles) Dependahl, Twayne K. (Sherri) Cole Sr., Twanda Cole and Twyus Peahu, stepchildren Cyrila (James) Pycha, Anthony (Trudy) Cole, Marilyn (Mark) Mohler, David (Debbie) Cole, Samuel K. Peahu III, David Peahu and Anna Peahu, over 60 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a large extended family.
A private family celebration of life was held on Aug. 28, to spread her ashes in Anahola, where she lived most of her life.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Eric Norman Campbell
Eric Campbell of Kalaheo passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on July 21, 2020, following a brief illness. He was 77.
Eric was born March 5, 1943, in Moscow, Idaho, but at the age of two weeks traveled by troop train with his mother to Seattle, where he grew up. He graduated from Highline College, where he met the love of his life, Susan Joyce Dansenburg. They were married Nov. 20, 1964, and together had three children.
He worked for Kay-Tee Company, creating terrazzo floors and stair treads for the IBM building until he was hired on at the Boeing Airplane Company in 1965. He became a structural engineer at Boeing, testing airplane parts, particularly landing gears. Fellow engineers knew him as “The Wizard of the Million-Pound Machine” for his skill and knowledge. He had an uncanny ability to anticipate the exact moment at which a part would fail.
He took early retirement after working for Boeing for over 30 years, and he and Susan traveled in their beloved fifth-wheel camper across the United States and Canada. They also took many trips to Hawai‘i, and moved to Kaua‘i in 1999.
His interests were many: electronics, flint-knapping, milling lumber, woodworking, mechanics, robotics, numerous crafts and, most recently, aquaponics. And if you had the misfortune of being his server in a restaurant, the family apologizes. He was allergic to onions and questioned every meal set before him.
He was preceded in death by parents Jesse L. and Louise (Talbott) Campbell and grandson Nolan Kenneth Campbell.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Susan, children Douglas (Debbie) Campbell, Jeremy (Jenni Scotti) Campbell and Rhian (Sundee) Campbell, brother Peter (Carol) Eikenberry, and a large, extended family. He was always ready to help a friend, and they join the family in mourning his passing. Services will be held at a later date on Kaua‘i and in Seattle.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.