Obituaries for Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lee Ann Tuttle

Lee Ann Tuttle, 56, of Kaua‘i, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 26, 2020. She was born in California and was a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and University of San Francisco.

She is survived by sister Lynn Tuttle and brother Kenneth Tuttle.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home 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 preceded in death by wife Anicasia “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, Mihe (Walter) Muraoka of O‘ahu, Leilani Ruiz Savona of New York, Racyn Ruiz of Waimea, Tiara Ruiz of Waimea and Kyara Ruiz of Waimea, great-grandchildren Kiana Young, Jaylin Elika Young, Kailee Young and Elijah Young, Rozanne Muraoka of Las Vegas, Sean Muraoka of O‘ahu and Mayleigh Ruiz Savona of New York, brothers Frank Ruiz Jr. of Kekaha and Guy (Priscilla) Ruiz of Kekaha, sisters Marie Lewis, formerly 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., and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 24, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha, with Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will 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.

Ernest Leslie Ventura

Ernest Leslie Ventura of Kalaheo, born on April 8, 1934, passed away peacefully on Oct. 12, 2020, at Garden Isle Health Care & Rehabilitation. The family would like to thank the staff for the love and care they provided.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp for 14 years, and served in the Korean War. After an honorable discharge he made his way home to Kaua‘i, where he dedicated his time to his passion for woodworking, music and the love of nature. On any given day, you could find him in “Grandpa’s Workshop,” hunting, gardening, fishing or playing the organ.

His love for his entire family was evident throughout his life. He will forever live in their hearts and be remembered through his legacy. He will forever be cherished and remembered by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents Ernest and Mary Ventura, brother Franklin Ventura, sisters Barbara Pereira and Betty Correa, and grandson Ernest (Ernie) Les Ventura.

He is survived by his beloved Carol Ventura, son Stephen (Diana) Ventura of Kalaheo, daughters Kathi (Joseph) Yap of Arizona, Laurie (Bill) Wallace of Kalaheo, Christie (Nimilote) Moli of Utah, grandchildren Brandon (Natasha) Ancheta, Azaria (Anthony) Ortiz, Victoria Ventura, Kawika (Marites) Ventura Smith, Kaneala (Callie) Ventura Smith, Kayleena Yap, Tashi (Levi) Canales, Seth Wallace, Kalisitiane Moli, Kahelelani Moli and Siosiana Moli, 13 great-grandchildren, brother August (Bernie) Ventura of Kalaheo and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date, when all family members will be able to travel to Hawai‘i.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bernard ‘Kanahele’ Makuaole

Bernard “Kanahele” Makuaole was born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Makaweli Valley to Katherine Kaluna Makuaole and Douglas Christian. He was raised by his grandparents (hanai) Kekua Kuapahi Makuaole and Eva Adolpho Makuaole. He had five sisters: Katherine Kawelo (Dennis) Eastman of Oxnard Clifornia, Annie (Julian) Lacro of Waimea, Delphin (James) Newman of Shelto, Washington, Daphne (Gordon) Tremaine of O‘ahu and Sandra (Henry) Silva of Hilo, and brothers Mitchell (Laverne) Apo of O‘ahu, Lani Kaeo (Debra) Apo of Waimea, David Koani of O‘ahu, Clifford Apo of Waimea, Roy (Petra) Apro of Arizona and Hartwell (Judith) Apo of Kalaheo.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father Katherine Kaluna Makuaole and Douglas Christian, brothers Gilman (Diane) Apo of Kekaha, Darrel (Lori) Apo, Gary Apo, Samuel Apo and Alvin Apo, and stepfather Sam Apo.

Bernard attended Waimea High School and graduated from Heavy Equipment Operators School on O‘ahu. He loved the work and loved to learn. His Kaua‘i foreman taught him to operate each new piece of equipment they acquired. This year, Bernard was honored with his “50-Year Service Award” as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Operating Engineers Local 3.

Bernard was married to Sandra Hart Makuaole for 56 years. They had two sons, Bernard “Hele-Boy” Makuaole Jr. and Victor Kalakaua Makuaole (deceased). When his son Hele Boy took a bride Jill on Jan. 1, 2001, she brought two daughters, 10-year-old Kari and 7-year-old Hayley, into the Kanahele’s family package. Kanahele loved these instant granddaughters. But then on Nov. 30, 2002, Jill produced three more (not the instant kind) grandchildren, triplets: Bernard III, Mason and Mackenzie Makuaole. He promised the triplets he would be around for their high school graduation and kept his promise. They graduated this year. Great-grandchildren include Miles Kerr, Kinsley Kerr and Albert “A.C” Warren, whom he instantly loved and were more reasons to live. Kanahele always believed he would die by the time he was 50. We are certain those girls and those triplets and great-grandchildren are the only reasons he lived until now. Little papa, Hele Boy, taught his dad how to use Siri to play his music and Alexa to watch the little ones living in California grow. Visiting with grandkids and great-grandkids on Alexa was probably the biggest part of Kanahele’s staying alive.

Mid June 2020, Kanahele was in the KVMH E.R when he was diagnosed with kidney failure. Sandra set one last milestone and asked Kanahele, “Can you live long enough to celebrate our 56th wedding anniversary on July 4th before you go?” With the additional help of his son Hele Boy and grandkids Bernard III, Mason and Mckenzie Makuaole flying in to his bedside, Kanahele did meet that milestone. Bernard Kanahele Makuaole Sr., who had grown up certain he would die at by the age of 50, made his final farewell to this earth on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at his residence in Kekaha (six days before he would have turned 80). After more than 30 years of fighting, Kanahele “The Bear” had lost his valiant battle against his inherited health problems. Due to coronavirus issues, no formal services will take place at this time. Bernard Makuaole has opted for immediate cremation and inurnment in the Makuaole plot at the Hawaiian Cemetery in Kekaha. A one-year memorial service will be planned. Family and close friends will be welcome at that time.

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

Archie Mariano Fontanilla

Archie Mariano Fontanilla, 80, of Kaumakani, passed away at home on Oct. 12, 2020. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines, on Oct. 22, 1939, and retired from Olokele Sugar Company and Gay & Robinson as maintenance shop superintendent.

He was preceded in death by parents Catalino and Agatona Fontanilla, daughter Marissa Gonsalves, son-in-law Darren Gonsalves, great-granddaughter Miya Gonsalves, daughter-in-law Melba Fontanilla, and brothers Crispin Fontanilla and Rod Fontanilla.

He is survived by wife Alice Barretto Fontanilla, daughter Mariya (Edwin) Laguatan of O‘ahu, sons Marik (Teri) Fontanilla of Maui and Dustin (Jessica) Fontanilla of Hanapepe, brothers Joseph (Nancy) Fontanilla of Lawa‘i and Gustino Fontanilla of Kalaheo, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. It will be shared with family and friends.

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

Janet L. Taylor

Janet L. Taylor, 90, transitioned peacefully on Monday, Sept. 12, 2020, in the loving care of Regency at Puakea and Kaua‘i Hospice nurses and staff.

She was born in Long Beach, California, and raised in San Diego. Eighteen years ago she was able to fulfill her dream of living on Kaua‘i. She embraced Kaua‘i’s aloha spirit and relaxed pace, which counter-balanced her “Energizer Bunny” nature. Before retirement, she was a skilled pediatric physical therapist who made treatments playtime. Her positive attitude and empathy were also key to her successful private practice.

She and husband Marv enjoyed visiting with friends and family in Canada, Europe and California, and made many new friends during their travels. She had many interests: gardening, recycling, snorkeling and fine jewelry-making. She was a member of P.E.O. and Mokihana Club and supporter of the American Cancer Society, National Tropical Botanical Gardens, UCLA and USC alumni associations.

She was preceded in death by husband of 55 years, Marvin A. Taylor, on Aug. 11, 2020. She is survived by daughters KayAnnette (Jeff) Taylor and Connie (Scott Klein) Campbell, stepson Scott (Debbie) Taylor, stepdaughter Terri Lee Taylor and step-granddaughter Samantha (Dale) Holliday.

No services will be held.

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

Stanley Santos Cadawas Sr.

Stanley Santos Cadawas Sr. passed away on Sept. 27, 2020, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home at the age of 83. Born on July 20, 1937, on Kaua‘i, he was a retired fireman for crash fire at the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Snds, and was also in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by parents Filimon and Matsuku Cadawas, brother Benjamin Cadauas and sister Aurellia “Nina” Perlas.

He is survived by sons Stanley Cadawas Jr. and Alan (Lori) Cadawas, daughters Joann Langtad, Jeanne (Robert) Raposas and Kimberly (Rodney) Cheeseman, brother Phillip (Marian) Cadawas, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life is Friday, Oct. 23, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, with visitation at 9 a.m. and services at 10 a.m.

There will be limited seating for social distancing. Face coverings are required.

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

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