Obituaries for Friday, October 9, 2020

Joseph Herman Ikaika Alapa‘i Jr.

Joseph Herman Ikaika Alapa‘i Jr., of Kapa‘a, passed away on Sept. 6, 2020, at Kaua‘i Care Center in Waimea. He was 67. He was born on July 22, 1953, and was a handyman.

He was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Ali‘iKapeka Alapa‘i Sr., sister Mui-Lang Alapa‘i and brother Owen Esona.

He is survived by daughter Candace (Sheri) Alapa‘i, granddaughter Kaylee Alapa‘i of Koloa, sisters Leialoha A. Kawamura and Kealoha Alapa‘i, brothers Edward Alapa‘i and Duane Alapa‘i, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held privately.

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

Alfred ‘Freddy’ Ruiz

Alfred “Freddy” Ruiz passed away on Oct. 3, 2020, at the age of 93, at his residence in Kekaha.

He was born on April 24, 1927 on Kaua‘i. He was a retired machinist with Kekaha Sugar Company.

He was priced in death by wife Ananicasia “Anna” Feliciano, daughter Ginger Lee Ruiz, son Renfred “Randy” Ruiz, mother and father Pilad and Frank Ruiz, and brothers John and David Ruiz.

He is survived by wife Doris P. Ruiz of Kekaha, sons Maurice (Kim) Ruiz of California and Fredric (Luisa) Ruiz of Kekaha, daughter Dianna “Dee” (“Lew” Llewellyn) Young of Kekaha, grandchildren Dr. Llewellyn Keali‘i Young Jr. of O‘ahu, Robin (Janoah) Young of Kekaha and Shanea Barickman Young, great-grandchildren Kiana Young, Jaylin Elika Young, Kailee Young and Elijah Young, brothers Frank Ruiz Jr. of Kekaha and Guy (Priscilla) Ruiz of Kekaha, sisters Marie Lewis, formally of Kekaha, Lucy Kanoa of Kekaha and Katherine Martin of Kekaha, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, at Garden Island Mortuary, with a walk-thru and talk story from 5 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 24, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha, with Mass at 10 a.m. and a burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire, and welcomes flowers only on Friday at the mortuary.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kristopher Graham Huber

It’s with deeply heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and father, Kristopher Graham Huber. He was born in Ft. Collins, Colorado, on Nov. 12, 1978.

He moved to Kaua‘i with his family in 1987 when he was 9 years old. He attended Hanalei School and Kapa‘a Intermediate and High School, and graduated from Kapa‘a High. He became a passionate surfer and stand-up paddler, and enjoyed spear fishing with his friends. He was an all around waterman. For any physical challenge he would be first at the front of the line.

Following graduation from high school, he helped his family move to California to assist with his grandparents for one year. He then returned to Kaua‘i, where he was hired on as a fulltime lifeguard on the North Shore of Kaua‘i, a job he held and loved for over 10 years.

During this time he along with his partner Ember Rose had two beautiful children, and a home in Kilauea. Eventually, he had to relocate to the mainland in order to seek medical attention for chronic lyme disease. He fought determinedly and relentlessly with one goal for the next nine years — to overcome the devastating effects of lyme so he could return one day to Kaua‘i and the island lifestyle he loved so much. Sadly, he was not able to attain this goal. He is survived by his parents, Bob and Nancy, sister Ashley, brother Brooks, son Koi and daughter Roka.

We will keep him in our hearts and never forget his BIG spirit of life.

Aloha, a hui hou kakou.

  1. CARY HILTSLEY October 9, 2020 2:31 pm Reply

    Rest In Peace Kris, your years fighting were hard I know you’re surfing big sky waves.

    Aloha, Hiltsley Ohana

  2. Kimberlee Stuart October 9, 2020 7:02 pm Reply

    Aloha a Hui Hou Kris. Lots of good memories of small kid time. You will be greatly missed. A heartfelt condolences to your Ohana.

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